Thursday, October 7, 2010

Trick or Treat Part 1

Good Morning Readers,

     In case you haven't noticed, it's that wonderful time of year again. The leaves are changing, the weather's getting cool, and Halloween is just around the corner. Besides the obvious wonderfulness of drinking hot cider, watching horror movie marathons on AMC, and pairing awesome boots with skinny jeans and equally awesome sweaters, this year, I'm pretty much psyched out of my mind to get to do something I've never done before. I'm of course referring to dressing my kids in the ridiculous costuming of my choice.
     Please note that I've named today's selection "Part 1" as this is probably just one of a couple I'll need to relate to you. Reason being, this whole super duper exciting costuming thing is turning into something a tad difficult. Don't get me wrong, I've done this completely to myself. I thought it'd be easy. I have twins, just pick a pair of something and dress them as said pair...er...maybe. The problem results from the fact that there's a billion things to choose from, and I don't want them to look back at their first Halloween, turn to me slowly, and say, "you dressed me like a  pumpkin....original." I'll start crying and go hide in my closet for awhile, lamenting my lack of creativity and ability to be a Family Fun/Parenting/Martha Stewart Living type of mother.
     As I do have somewhat of an active imagination, however, I've decided to push most of these unlikely scenarios out of my head and narrow down my choices. I mean, I have two fat, adorable babies. I could dress them in brown paper bags, call them "sack lunches" and everyone would still say, "Oh, how cute!" I did want to dress them as baby lobsters and me as a chef, but the only costumes I could find would require a second mortgage on my home...so that's a no go.
     I've narrowed down my choices, but I won't say just yet....need some more deliberation.  I'll check back in, as this new adventure will require a trip to craft store and hunting down that elusive animal single people call "free time".

Until next time readers!

Paige