Friday, October 9, 2009

Halloween

I've never been a big fan of Halloween. Call me a party pooper, but in my opinion, it's way too expensive and meaningless.
Sure, I've been known to dress my boys in costumes, to eat too much candy, to put out my pumpkin decorations, and even to take Brady out trick-or-treating once. But, I still don't really care for the so-called holiday.

To prove this point, let's look back at the Halloween experiences I've had since being a mommy.

This was Brady's first Halloween (at 4 months old). He was a lion (in a costume we got from a friend).

On Brady's second Halloween, he was 16 months old. This year I bought this puppy costume for about $5 at K-mart. This year also brings bad memories of Brady's first stitches in his forehead.

This is Brady's third Halloween and Logan's first (2 years old and 4 months old). Do you like my costume choices? Remember what I said about not liking Halloween?

Ok, this is Brady's 4th Halloween and Logan's 2nd. Logan has now taken over on the puppy costume and he's appears happy to have done so. Don't you think? Brady's costume is one I also got for $5 on a post Halloween sale when he was 4 months old. It just finally fit him this year (and he was finally not afraid of it anymore too).

And this is Brady's one and only trick-or-treating experience. He had a ton of fun going door to door, but he really didn't eat hardly any of his loads of candy.

So, I bet you'll never guess what costumes the boys will be sporting this year for Halloween. To be quite honest, I was going to completely boycott Halloween this year and skip costumes and trick or treating all together. And then I found out that Brady needs a costume for his preschool class party.

So, as Brady and I browsed Wal-mart.com and Craigslist looking for incredibly cheap costumes, Brady announced to me that he really wanted to be Tigger this year. Amazing, I thought! Way too easy. I then showed him pictures of himself as Tigger last year, and he confirmed that Tigger is what he wanted to be again.

Yesterday Brady helped me tear apart the garage, and we finally located the Tigger and puppy costumes from last year. So, to answer the question....Brady will be Tigger and Logan will be the puppy once again.

Our plans for this year? Well, we are staying home this year. We are having my parents and Laura and Jason down to have some pizzas, and we will let Brady hand out candy to the children who come to trick-or-treat at our house. I am fairly certain that Brady and Logan will get their fill of candy and fun this way while staying nice and warm inside.

Happy Halloween!

(don't spend too much money or eat too much candy :).

2 comments:

Laura said...

I can't wait. Should be a fun night. Maybe I'll be inspired to do a Halloween post now. ;)

Katie said...

I love the little puppy!!!