This is my seventh Halloween with kids and I'm not any more prepared this year than the last six!
I am not one of those moms who plans weeks in advance, searches out costumes, orders ones I can't get in stores online and then sits patiently and waits for Halloween to come around.
I'm more like, oops, it's almost Halloween, our church's trunk or treat is a few days before, better waist an entire tank of gas (literally, in my big 'ole Suburban,) drive my less than thrilled three year old around searching every store, costume outlet and then some, for something that will work in the right sizes.
We saw the Luigi costume at various stores previously, but Bee wanted to be a ninja...
all the Mickey Mouse costumes were sold out and Seon-Mi refused to be Minnie.
So I spent all last Friday in and out of a million different stores, the outlet mall, twice, and ended up right where I started...
All to come home to one disappointed little boy and a little girl...
but never fear, my kids are easily bribed and getting them into those costumes was like stealing candy from a baby...or rather promising loads of candy to those who wore the costumes their exhausted mommy made them wear...
(But if you wait last minute like me, you just might get a Pottery Barn costume at the outlet for only 15 bucks!)
And because I am the mom that I am, I will most likely forget to take anymore pics tonight before actual trick or treating, plus, I'm lucky to have snapped these few while they're still and looking at the camera at our church's trunk or treat a few days ago!
(and who knows if they'll cooperate for a second night of 'I hate these costumes but I'll do anything for candy')
Let's just say Halloween is not my forte.
Girlfriend has a mane of her own!
Doesn't he look thrilled?!?!?!
He's really crying under that mustache (kidding, but he did beg to take it off) and she's just thrilled there's candy involved...
So if you happen to see Luigi riding into town on a unicorn, and neither of them are crying, well, it's been a good enough Halloween for us!
You may think I've learned my lesson and will start planning early for next year, but nope.
That would be too easy...
after all, we will have one more kid to add to the mix next Halloween and tracking down THREE last minute costumes will be all sorts of fun!
Alright, go ahead, let's hear it, I know you wanna judge me...lil' bit. :)