Happy Halloween

Thursday, October 31, 2013


Happy Halloween! I can't believe it is Halloween already; we never made it to the pumpkin patch despite the beautiful weather we have been having (i am a terrible person). However, I may be able to blame the gorgeous weather for just feeling a little less in the Halloween spirit than normal. I was pretty convinced I may not have a costume for M+L this year, the pressure was just too much and I couldn't come up with anything good. Or anything at all for that matter. Then at the last minute I thought they could be the old man and the house from the movie Up. They seemed to like the Up idea. However, when I asked who wanted to be the old man and they both broke into sobs saying "I don't want to be old, mama! I don't want to be an old man!" I realized I had just failed as parent (worse than not going to the pumpkin patch) and earned myself my 'most insensitive parenting moment of the year.' After my grandfather passed, they had rightfully been asking a lot about dying and my response was always "he was so old. you will be very old when you die too. it's wonderful to live so long and be old when you die." And, so, at 5 years old the thought of being an old man for halloween pretty much mortified them. So obviously that plan was out straight away. And I scrambled for a plan B. I spent the next two hours digging through my closets and storage until I found a knight outfit I had bought them for play clothes - Milo claimed that and Luca declared he would be a dragon. Perfect. No emotional scarring there and it's still satisfies my whole (compulsive) need to couple-costume my twins (i have no guilt about that). There may be a little emotional scarring however when we bring the candy home and have to root out all the not-gluten-free booty. Fun times. Are you dressing up this year? Or dressing anyone else up?

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7 comments:

  1. I love that photo. And your Halloween story. :)

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  2. i am literally the worst at halloween costumes. every year i wait until the last minute and either have to scramble and buy something {hate doing that} or just not dress up at all {ahem...this year}. but it sounds like you were able to come up with a great solution for the little ones :)

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  3. Oh man, poor M+L! Halloween was always so much fun as a kid, in terms of dressing up and eating lots of candy :) My enthusiasm has waned in the past few years, and this year I'm not dressing up at all. We missed our friends' annual party in lieu of the ballet, so we missed our opportunity. I'm okay with it. I look forward to tomorrow more, actually, because all of the candy will be 1/2 price! Score! xo

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  4. A knight and dragon? That's perfect. And you can be the princess that they're rescuing from the tall, tall tower. I haven't dressed up but apparently, there's a costume contest at work this afternoon. I can't wait to see what people come up with

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  5. what a story? and a knight and a dragon... brilliant.

    I will miss Halloween again. I have yet to carve a pumpkin and to go trick or treating. Halloween has only picked up over here in Europe when I was already way to old to benefit from it. we are gearing up for Diwali, though, and I'm pretty excited about that. it's as close to a real Indian Diwali as I will get in the foreseeable future, so I will make the best of it, even in the absence of ghosts and witches :)

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  6. Oh my goodness...see I would never have thought about the old man thing...but yes that totally makes sense from their perspective. I'm glad you guys could all decide on something acceptable! :) Happy Halloween!

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