The Costume Conundrum
As fall is now upon us, so begins the Holiday Season. For me it all begins with Halloween. I get super excited, buy a bunch of candy, and get a small handful of mostly ungrateful kids. Mind you, I buy the big candy bars too, still I’ll be lucky to get a dozen or so kids because my other neighbors shut their lights off. Man I used to hate those houses as a kid.
But now that we have a little terror running around the house, I’m actually looking forward to taking him around a bit too. However here we are a week away with no costume selected yet. While my wife has found a slew of possible options, we (she) has yet to pull the trigger and pick one. Being the crafty woman she is, she had planned on making his costume. She made one last year that came out awesome…only it took weeks to make and cost way more than a store bought costume. That aside, it was a proud moment for her to see him wear it and seeing her happy makes me happy too.
The problem now is that he’s right in the middle of his “NO” phase and is also suffering through some pretty heavy “mommy separation issues”. On top of that, we have enough trouble keeping a diaper and pants on him, let alone any elaborate felt lined masterpiece my wife is thinking of. “Oh how about a Gnome!” my wife suggested. “Sounds Good, only I can’t imagine our son will wear this beard, hat or little shoes for more than a minute.” I replied supportively hesitant. “Here what about this dinosaur?” She looked at me like a crazy person. “Are you going to take him in and out of that thing every time he says potty? I’m not.”
That’s about where the conversation ended a few weeks back. Unless she’s been planning something I don’t know about, (which wouldn’t surprise me due to her aforementioned craftiness) our son will be going as himself. He’s totally adorable enough that nobody would care either, but maybe dad should have a backup plan too. Time to start spit-balling ideas. Ok here we go:
1. Matching Outfits – Can’t go wrong with just having a dad and son in a matching outfit. He’s got jeans, I’ve got jeans. Bam!
2. Grumpy- This is where I take him trick-or-treating by myself with no costume and he cries for mommy the whole time. It’s less than ideal but will still be cute when people ask where his costume is and what’s wrong and then I just say “He’s Grumpy”. It gets a laugh and more importantly gets daddy some Snickers and Reeses.
3. A Democrat – Scratch that…too spooky.
Let’s just hope my wife has a plan, eh? I’ll post photos next week!