Oh my! This morning things were a little different than our usual routine, each kiddo had an event at their school in which they could come dressed in some sort of costume. Jack’s school allows them to come dressed in their Halloween costume as long as they do not wear a mask, paint their face, bring a weapon, or have glitter. That sounded fairly reasonable to me. Jack dressed up as Harry Potter complete with robe, wand, and lighting bolt scare on his forehead, which by the way is technically not face paint it’s washable marker.
Megan’s school does not allow the children to come in costume, instead they could come dressed in some sort of “farm attire”. This prompted some creative thinking on my part and some rummaging through Jack’s old clothes bin to find a “farmerish” looking shirt, a far cry from the Cinderella costume she wanted to wear. Megan didn’t want to look too “boyish” so some braids where in order and a little face paint to make her look more like a scarecrow. That qualifies as farm attire, doesn’t it?
Sophie’s school put an even different spin on the NO Halloween costume rule and instead said they could come dressed as their favorite community helper. She and I had to have a little heart to heart this morning when she got upset over not being able to wear her Sleeping Beauty costume or her witch costume. How do you explain to a preschooler that princesses and witches are not really community helpers? We came up with a compromise and dressed her up as a firefighter, complete with overalls (all we had were denim ones) and a firefighter jacket. We could not find our firefighter hat, which if you saw our playroom you would know why.
I was impressed with how they all looked, and that I was able to pull it all off by the time they all walked out the door this morning. Even better they were all very excited to go school and participate in the days activities! As a mom of many children, I’d just like to say that it would have been a lot easier if they could have all gone to school dressed in their Halloween costumes. At least I would feel a little better about spending all that money on costumes that the kids only wear for one night. Halloween is so much fun for the kids, but can I just say a little stressful for the parents. The best part of Halloween as a parent is stealing some.…ok,a lot of candy from the kids trick or treat buckets.