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What the kids want to be for Halloween

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 10:28pm

Have you gotten your kids' costumes for Halloween yet? I keep asking my kids what they want to be. Sometimes I think that's a mistake. Maybe it would be better to simply offer a couple of choices and have them pick one. But I'm pretty sure that wouldn't work either.

So my daughter wants to be a lemur, of course, because we just went to the South Carolina Aquarium and saw lemurs and they were oh-so-cute. And my 6-year-old son wants to be a white mouse in honor of his cousin's mouse that died that he never met, naturally.

Okay, pardon me while I just run out to the costume store and grab one lemur and one white mouse costume. No problem.

My 3-year-old, thankfully, just loves looking at all the costumes available, and is more than happy to pick one that already exists in a nice economical plastic package. He wants to be a super-hero. Done.

As for my older two kids, I'm still trying to sell them on easier costumes (while I hedge my bets and think about how to make them into a lemur and a white mouse). I admire their creativity and originality, but I really didn't want Halloween to become a big project. Ideally, it should go something like this: they dress up, they get some candy, they go to bed... nice and simple. Please don't make me get my sewing kit out!

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