What to be for Halloween? You spoke….It’s a vote!

“A child’s spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back.” ~ Arthur Miller

Ok, so I have to start by saying how much fun I had yesterday getting everyone’s suggestions about what we and the minis should be for Halloween.

Due to the popular response, I am going to put it up to the vote based on my favorite nominations.  Although there were many good ones, as part of this blog I know my limitations and anything involving spray paint probably isn’t going to happen, so the following selections are spray paint free. Somehow, unfortunately for me (and others that will see me) some of the dress up options involve spandex, but they are fun family options so I will put them out there and then go home and work out:)

Here we go…and please please please comment and tell us which ones we should be. You don’t have to say why, although I do want to include one particular comment from our friend E through Facebook, when she suggested one of the costume ideas, because it was just so darn sweet and it is nice to show you all how wonderful and supportive you all are even off this comment page (although I love the comments here because I think they are so nice for others to read and be inspired by, you just never know who might be going through something similar to you).

Anyhoo, back to the fun.  Drum roll please, insert patter sound…..

1. The Flintstones.  As I see it, KSP is Fred, I am Wilma, Q is Bam Bam (we are stealing him from the Rubbles) and E is Pebbles:

The Pruitts as the Flintstones?

2. Thing 1 and Thing 2 (Q is Thing 1 and E is Thing 2 (birth order so no mental trauma) and we can be The Cat in the Hat.

I do not know these wee ones, but how cute are they?! No picture Q and Thing 1 and E as thing 2.

3.Wonderwoman and Superman (big and little) – this is from our friend Erin – “I think this is an easy one – superheroes. That’s what you all are, no doubt about it for the way you’ve all faced and surmounted these past two plus years. Wonderwoman, Superman, and mini wonderwoman and superman???!!! Take your pick, no matter what superhero on the outside, you’re all already living it on the inside. Xoxo” – Thanks Erin, it’s just lovely.

As an aside, these costumes will require and extra large cape and a potential variation because I can assure you there will be no bustiers for me or E:)

Big and Little


4. Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Wendy and John.  Submitted by our friend Kirsten who had so many good ideas but again, I am not so crafty or creative so things that are easily executable are a priority.

E as Tinkerbell and Q as Peter Pan, me as Wendy and KSP as John.

Silly fun like this reminds me how being a child can bring such life to your soul and with this small exercise of standing still, feeling love in my heart for my family and all of you for helping us, I can feel the happiness creep in and take it’s place in my heart and head. I hope that as you play this game with me (very critical stakes of course), you will feel the same light I feel in my heart right now.  Thank you for voting, as I want to know what we will be for Halloween and thanks for helping to make this ‘mynewfavoriteday’ I hope it will be yours as well.

I will announce on Monday so there will be time over the weekend to leave your comments. xoxo

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About Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday'

Welcome to 'mynewfavoriteday. This space is about gratitude and connecting through being open, vulnerable and real. I hope you will enjoy my take on motivation, inspiration and advocacy and will take the opportunity to tell me of your own thoughts and stories. Why I started 'mynewfavoriteday.' I am a childhood surviving, divorced, now happily married, IVF (and now natural pregnancy) success story, working mother of 2 amazing babies who were born 12 weeks premature. As life often seems to surprise you when you least expect it, we added another sweet baby girl M to our family in July of 2013. While our angel minis, Q and E are now 7 years old, our son, Q, has thrived while our daughter, E, has had a much more difficult journey. She is considered special needs and in September of 2012 was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome. And so, as she has grown, so do we as individuals and as family. How to help her, how to celebrate our differences while allowing ourselves to cope with the challenges that we never knew to expect. Thus, while much of this blog is based on our experiences (good and not-so-good), it is also based on how we must not let ourselves become victims of our circumstances but rather advocate in our own lives. A little bit about me and who I am. In my professional life I am a marketer in the Entertainment Industry; however, ‘mynewfavoriteday,’ was not born of entertainment or marketing but rather as a pathway to help myself and others as we try to define who we are as parents, family members, spouses, friends, colleagues and people. I believe in never judging a book by its cover. Every cover is different, and no matter what your cover looks like, you never know how someone's book is written. Like mine. From the outside, you might never know what truly makes me who I am or what I believe. This blog explores the pages on the inside of my book. My vulnerabilities, fears, happiness, and all my triggers through the lens of being grateful for all the amazing blessings I know I have received but sometimes forget in the challenges of daily life. Thanks again for dropping by. I hope you will come back, subscribe, comment, share, and/or just hang out and be inspired or motivated to make each day for yourself or someone else 'anewfavoriteday.' By being here, you have certainly helped to make it mine. xo, Shannon

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12 Comments on “What to be for Halloween? You spoke….It’s a vote!”

  1. Alison Says:

    Rather than Superman and Wonder Woman I think you four should be the Incredibles for obvious reasons. My Mr. Incredible agrees with me. Since that isn’t an option, I’ll go with the Flintstones. Q would make the cutest Bam Bam 🙂


  2. Mike Sweeny (Dad Says:

    I think the Flintstones would be perfect!


  3. Breann Says:

    I dressed my dogs up as Thing 1 and Thing 2 a few years ago… poor things. Now we have a wee one and he will be a dinosaur for his first halloween. I mean, he isn’t really going to care anyway, right?


  4. y'vonne Says:

    Thing 1 and Thing 2 is awesome


  5. tracy Says:

    i’m still thinking Flinstones would be fun and retro – but if you can’t get S to wear his share, Thing 1&2 is adorable! 🙂


  6. Nis Says:

    I’m loving Flintstones!! Perfect mix of family appropriate fun but you can glam yourself up a bit, too, if you want! Photos, please!


  7. Kate Says:

    I like the Flintstones!!


  8. JK Says:

    Bambam & Pebbles … Perfect … !!


  9. tara Says:

    i think the Flinstones woudl be amazing.. and getting Scott to dress up as Fred would be pretty hilarious.. Thankfully you already have the red hair for Wilma! Great seeing you today. xxoo



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