Halloween, Halloween, Halloween... How am I ALREADY stressing out over Halloween costumes? This is a two-fold problem. First of all my daughter comes up with the craziest ideas for costumes. It started out that she wanted to be a teacher. A teacher? What??? But she wanted to be able to wear glasses. So I get my mind all geared up for a teacher. I thought about the little necklace thing that attaches to glasses, a bun in her hair, my old teacher jewelry, and even go as far as to make her a vest out of fabric that looks like books. Well, I didn't actually make the vest, but hey, I THOUGHT about it, and that takes effort.
This leads us to the second issue which in turn, folds and weaves into the first issue. The second issue is what costume to give the smaller of my two children. The little toot will NOT wear anything on his head. EVER! So that rules out about 60% of costumes. So I come up with a football player. That way he could just wear the uniform & carry a football, something he does most of the time anyway. WELL, that leads the older child to then want to coordinate costumes. Go figure. So now she wants to be a referee. Have you even looked up referee costumes online. The ONLY costumes online are SEXY REFEREE! That's out the window. Well, actually I could probably buy one one of those & it would fit her just fine & be long enough. Those things look like they are squeezing a full size woman into a 6T dress.
So now I am back to square one. And as my daughter is walking out the door to go to school this morning she decides that maybe she should just design her own horse costume. Out of paper. Anyone want to tell the child that isn't good enough? That it's going to fall apart & people are going to keep asking her what she is suppose to be? I don't. I want her to be creative and inventive and do what she wants, but I also want to spare her. So here I am all stressed out about HALLOWEEN! Something that is 38 days away. I need help! So lend me your advice on this issue, please before I just put sheets over both of their heads and call them ghosts!
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