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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

MONDAY MOMENTS: Halloween Costumes in Pairs

And...It's Tuesday. But I'm a day behind because of the holiday (and my scattered brain). This post is linked up on Capital Mom's blog. Every Monday, she posts about a parenting moment. This week's theme is Costume.

We have been debating what to do for Halloween for the kids. I'm not a huge holiday person, but as holidays go, I really like Halloween. We had a lot of fun as kids choosing our costumes and foraging around at neighbors' front doors for food.

We have recycled the same cute cow costume that my sister crocheted for Baby T 2 years in a row. It's time we got off our a$$es and got creative. The sad part is--this is how my scattered brain works--I'm sitting here racking my brain trying to remember what we dressed Little M up as last year.

Oh yeah. He wasn't here yet. How time flies.

Anyway, we looked up some options for cute Halloween costumes that work as pairs. We thought the following ideas were cute for Halloween costume ideas for brothers:

  • Pirate and parrot
  • Firefighter and dalmatian
  • Hot dog and hamburger
  • Spaghetti and meatball
  • Batman and Robin
  • Thing 1 and Thing 2 (From the Cat in the Hat)
  • Buzz Lightyear and Woody

Baby T loves Batman, and Little M would be an adorable tiny Robin, but I feel like they are too young for superheroes. Some of the other ones are more fun for the adults than for the kids (like a hamburger and hotdog or spaghetti and meatball). Plus, I think spaghetti would look more like a mummy than food. Buzz Lightyear and Woody are a little too time-consuming to make from scratch, and Baby T doesn't really know who Thing 1 and Thing 2 are. We finally decided on a pirate and a parrot.

But then we changed our minds. Baby T barely even knows what a pirate is. He's old enough to get into halloween this year.

And he's obsessed with garbage trucks.

So we decided to dress them up as: a garbage man and a garbage bag. Exciting, I know.

Big T thinks we shouldn't keep pushing the garbage issue, but it's seriously Baby T's favorite thing in the world. He plays with his toy garbage trucks 99.99999% of the time. And when the garbage men pick up the trash every Friday, honk the horn, and wave at Baby T, you would think Santa Claus just landed in our front yard.

So now it's just figuring out who is going to be what. Because I figured Baby T would want to be the garbage man, but he's telling me he wants to be the garbage bag. Interesting. He is obsessed.

Stay tuned to read about how I make these costumes come to life.


Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm enjoying thinking about Halloween too! Baby was a monkey for his first Halloween. This year, we think he will either be a cat or a car because those are two of the things he loves most :-)

Capital Mom said... Best Blogger Tips

I think the garbage man and bag is a great idea! Very inventive.

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