When the scary ghosts and goblins start leaving the neighbors’ yards I’m always thankful. Someone told me that Halloween spending is second only to Christmas… really? We spend no money for Oct. 31st. If the kids want to dress up and gather candy (that I secretly throw away in small chunks over time) that is fine and even fun, but we’re not spending a dime on costumes. This drives my children’s creative genes…. as you will see in the picture that follows.
Austin (my personal favorite this year) was Nacho Libre, the luchador, in his stretchy pants. He already had the mask and he made the rest of the costume from a blue t-shirt and a red under armor long sleeve hockey shirt….. AND the glue gun. It made me laugh… several times last night.
Larisa (who spent her own money on a Goodwill dress) was Marilyn Monroe… not the scandalous Marilyn, she explained to me…. the musical participant Marilyn. Sure. Every year Larisa works a costume around those false eyelashes. :o)
Nora (her FIRST Halloween!) loved being Belle from Beauty and the Beast. She had never been trick-or-treating, so that was fun, other than her princess shoes hurting her tootsies. Thankfully we live in Phoenix and it was warm enough to go barefoot!
Keeve (decided to dress up five minutes before we were leaving) went out to the dress-up box and pulled out the Yoda costume from 2001. It’s a mini-skirt now, but the mask works. He quickly sawed off a broom handle and had a cane.
November is here and I am thankful!