Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Boo to You

For at least a month leading up to Halloween, the kidlets were so excited about their costumes.  I kind of wanted to do coordinating costumes (while they are still young enough to allow me to indulge in that) but we couldn't come up with a coordinated theme that they were equally excited about, so we decided on a cowboy and a cupcake.
Cupcake dress rehearsal on 10.30
I set out to semi-make each costume and gather all of the necessary costume accessories (lampshade for cupcake wrapper, tissue poms for icing; cow print vest and sheriff's badge/spurs/holster...)

Reach for the sky....

And then...somewhat predictibly...they completely changed their minds at 5:05pm Halloween night, as we were leaving the house to go to our party. 
(note: by "changed their minds" I really mean pitched fits at the prospect of wearing previously-wonderful costumes and now insisting on totally different ones)

I'm proud to say that I rolled with the punches on this one.  Normally, I freak out when there is any deviation from "The Plan."  And I make it a policy not to negotiate with terrorists throwing a tantrum just to get their way.  But in this case, the whole point of trick-or-treating is for the kids to have fun, and I don't really care if they are a cowboy and a cupcake, as long as they are happy.
So, they went as "Super Barrett" (aka, super hero costume that he got as a birthday present...and loves) and a ladybug (extra costume from our dress-up stash)
This is THE ONLY picture of them together.  All night. 
Neither is looking at the camera and Charlotte doesn't have her ladybug costume pulled down over her little pumpkin.  Sigh.
Everyone was happy though.  And that's all that really matters.

1 comment:

  1. Cupcake or Ladybug, Cowboy Barrett or Super Barrett - fun is fun, and good for you for going with it!

    (Despite all your efforts, cute little cupcakes & cowboys can be unpredictable little rebels, huh? Sigh.)