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?
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.
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.