I’m not feeling very Halloweenie this year. Though I usually get all worked up over the kids’ costumes (and end up making at least a couple of them), this year I laid down the law: I’m not lifting a finger or spending a dime. You either wear something we have, or you make it yourself.
And I did this, of course, because I want to encourage frugality and independence and creativity in my children, not at all because I’m WORN COMPLETELY OUT and don’t have the wherewithall to get it together. Oh, no.
So Stephen (Anakin Skywalker) and Joseph (an Indian brave) are wearing previously-worn costumes, Corrie (Snow White) is raiding a wonderful stash of girlie Halloween costumes my friend J gave us, and my resourceful Adam has engineered an amazing ensemble in which he is some half-boy, half-robot creature ("It’s a CYBORG, Mom," he corrected me after reading this).
I suppose in all fairness, if I’m not helping them with the costumes, I shouldn’t get to raid the candy. But that ain’t happenin’. It is a hard-and-fast rule in this family, written in stone: MOMMA GETS THE THREE MUSKETEERS.
So, what about you? Which candy do you
sneak out of their bags while they’re sleeping graciously ask your kids for? Anyone else having a low-key Halloween this year?