Backward, turn backward,
O Time, in your flight
make me a child again
just for to-night!
~Elizabeth Akers Allen
So, outside of the emotional issues we have been having as of late, there are real pressing issues in our family, like what will the Wondertwins be for Halloween. Since Halloween has never been terribly important in my family, I have never given it too much thought, until I had kiddos. Somehow, seeing them dressed in their precious little costumes, completely void of understanding why they have to wear the outfit, inspires nostalgia and warm fuzzy feelings that make you want to just squeeze their little cheeks.
As you might imagine our first Halloween was a little crazy, although there is a lovely group at the hospital who makes costumes for babies so that their parents might enjoy the pleasure of seeing their wee ones going along with some semblance of normalcy with the outside world. Q was a frog as you can see here, and E was a pea in pod (although she was having a hard road at that time so there aren’t any shots of her in her costume readily available).
Our second Halloween was much better, with both babies home and seemingly enthused about portraying a monkey and giraffe (ok, so perhaps enthused is a bit strong, but they didn’t completely protest except when we put their hats on).
This Halloween is a whole new ballgame with Q walking around everywhere. E will still be in our arms so we can put something adorable and girly on her without worrying about her tripping. Our biggest concern is that she might eat any embellishments, so we will have to be careful there.
I am leaning toward lady bug for E and bumble bee for Q but am open to thoughts and suggestions.
On top of these critical decisions, the question remains if we will dress up as a family. Do you dress up? Since I guess I can no longer pull off the sexy kitty (the backstory here, is that I was never that sexy, but I always think that Halloween is really an excuse for all girls over the age of 18 to dress as sexy _____ (nurse, angel, police officer, bunny, you get the idea, just look at the available costumes, needless to say, E will not be informed of my theory at any age:)), I would love to hear thoughts on appropriate mommy costumes. Clearly we didn’t dress up last year, unless neutral colors counts, I suspect it doesn’t, but I am open to it this year, so you can always propose a family theme!
Would love to hear your input on costume ideas and if you all dress up with your kids! I may just take you up on your input so when I post the photos after Halloween it can be all of our ‘newfavoriteday’ since we will laughing so hard! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and returning to childhood with all of you, even if just for night.