When did Halloween get so big? I like Halloween, but, really, I can take it or leave it. I don't like the goriness of Halloween.
Earlier in the year, Jacob wanted to be Zuko from The Last Airbender. But I wasn't able to pull it together to make him a costume in time. It turned out okay anyway because he changed his mind recently, but he didn't know what he wanted to be. Katelyn wanted to be a vampire princess. Really? Vampire? I like the sparkly variety of vampires, but I didn't really want to dress her up in a horror-type of costume. It turns out, she really just wanted to dress up princess-like and wear some plastic fangs she saw in the store. I never found the fangs. Really, I actually looked. Once.
What the heck were they going to be?! For about a week leading up to Halloween we talked with them about looking through their clothes to see what we could use for a easy homemade costume.
She was a Superhero Rock Star Princess and he was the awesomest Green Lantern around.
The easiest costumes I ever made:
The kids and I attended their school Halloween dance for about an hour after school and then we went to a couple of community trunk-or-treats.
We went early enough that there was still lots of candy and manageable crowds. Which was great because of all the things that stress me out, navigating crowds ranks way high on the list.
We made it home with enough time to shower, eat, do homework, and get to bed by 8. From the looks on the other kids' faces at school this morning, we were one of the few families who caught their beauty sleep.