Thursday, October 31, 2019

Halloween 2019

We actually bought Halloween costumes this year. I thought about DIYing them and just decided I wouldn't have enough time to make the costumes without feeling crazy, so we bought them. Thank you + free shipping for the easy and quick solution to our dilemma.

Or so I thought. 

The Buzz Lightyear costume Maverick was so thrilled to wear was ginormous, so Josh and I spent a bit of time hemming it up for him. No big deal. I even took in the sides of Payton's unicorn princess dress. I was feeling pretty accomplished actually. We were set up for success. 

Or so I thought. 

Fast forward to the night of our town fall trick or treating event, Treats in the Streets and Maverick refused to wear his costume but happily sported his Buzz pajamas and Payton, her dress still way too wide, wanted nothing to do with the velcro unicorn wings that came with her costume. Josh did pick up a pair of unicorn shoes from Walmart at the last minute which made him a superhero. That was a win. 

There were literal tears trying to get everyone ready and out the door. I wanted to yell, "this is supposed to be fun!" I didn't. We did, however, bribe them with the promise of candy, which they thoroughly enjoyed. Maybe too much. 

It was hot and windy and crowded, which is not even close to my favorite kind of situation. But then I thought about what our kiddos would probably remember from the outing. They'll probably remember piggyback rides on daddy's shoulders, running around with their friends, and seeing crazy people throwing candy from the roofs. They'll remember the yummy melted chocolate and not the mess it made on mommy's clothes. 

Or so I hope.

And I hope those are the things I remember when next Halloween rolls around. Otherwise, we might just stay at home. 

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