Childhood is the world of miracle or of magic.Isn't that great? I think that's why I allow Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Halloween, and the exploration of the backyard until every rock is overturned and every corner is uncovered. Sure, it's more work for me. Yes, there are parents out there who believe I'm ruining my children for life by LYING to them (whatever), but I don't care. I had those things, and my childhood was full of magic and miracles, too.
It is as if creation rose luminously out of the night,
all new and fresh and astonishing.
Childhood is over the moment
things are no longer astonishing.
The crazy kids are all dressed up for the festivities today. I haven't taken pictures, yet --I will tonight for the Trunk-or-Treat --but their costumes are:
#5: A pirate. A cute pirate. I will use mascara and paint a beard/mustache on him, much like I did four years ago on #3.
#4: Captain Rex, clone trooper extraordinaire! Complete with a blaster. That he got for Christmas last year. Don't you love it when you can recycle costumes and toys??
#3: Darth Vader. We found the outfit/suit and the mask (fantastic, high-quality one!) at D.I. for a steal. And then with the help from a friend (because I'm sewing impaired), I changed the Dracula cape to a Darth Vader cape (we just covered the red material with black material).
#2: She wanted to be scary. Her words: "The boys at school are always scary and the girls are always cutesy --I'm going to prove to them that girls can be scary!" So, she's a Zombie Skeleton. Or Skeleton Zombie. Whichever. All it took was some crazy hair, white and black make-up, some red make-up (blood) around the mouth, and a skeleton looking black outfit with a shredded lab coat over the top. Trust me --she looks good.
#1: A witch. She used my hat from last year and we got a great cloak (velvet) and a dress (medieval black). We painted her face green, and she had the nose and chin I used last year, too. Couple that with her Harry Potter wand and a cool broom I found at Target, and she's the real thing!
I'm going as a hippy. Easy-peasy (shirt, hair, peace sign on face).
Brandon is wearing his Letterman jacket. Circa 1994, baby! (year he graduated from High School). How much you wanna bet the kids will think he's soooooo old?
I still haven't bought candy. I tried to buy toys/Halloween pencils, etc. but it was definitely not in my budget to buy that many supplies. Candy just might be cheaper. We'll see. I have until tonight to get something --if the stores haven't all been sold out. Curse my principles! And my Halloween Procrastination...
So, did your kids dress up? As what? Do you dress up for Halloween?