I gave Super-Mom the boot this Halloween

I had these grand plans to sew my kids’ Halloween costumes this year.

Benji wanted to be Turbo. Micah wanted to be Jake the Pirate. Cute, right?

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So, I spent some quality time brainstorming how I was going to make these adorable costumes. Jake was going to be pretty easy: boots! Red scarf! Felt vest! And we already had a sword. Check, check, and check! 

Turbo was the one that was giving my creative juices a big, fat squeeze. But I was prepared. I mentally fashioned this whole felt get-up that was stuffed with plastic bags. I was then going to make this headband thingy for the eyes. 
They would love their costumes and I would be super-mom. 
But…then some things happened. 
Like, 6 year old fickleness.  
And reality.
First, the boys CHANGED THEIR MINDS about what they want to be. (HOW DARE THEY? Don’t they know how much TIME I have dedicated to THINKING about these costumes?!)
Micah said: I wanna be that green guy with muscles (The Hulk)
Benji said: I wanna be a PURPLE ANGRY BIRD!
I said, Ok. Why not?

The truth is, with teaching online and on campus, editing manuscripts, working on writing projects,  and taking care of my baby (oops, don’t want to forget him!),  I really don’t have time to make their costumes. 🙁 

That sucks. But it’s reality. ::Sigh:: 

So, Super-mom got the boot. But I replaced her with mental sanity this Halloween. 
And I am really looking forward to taking “that green guy with muscles” and “PURPLE ANGRY BIRD” trick-or-treating next week.