I sort of have a love/hate relationship with Halloween. Actually, it’s more of a hate/hate relationship. Like, aren’t people creepy enough already, without having to dress up like zombies and murderous clowns?
Also, I’ve said it before, but I’m not a fan of fall decor. I have already promised Nick that if and when we move to the suburbs, I will not be decorating our lawn with punny tombstones and fake spiderwebs. I just won’t. And I’ll probably want to turn our lights off at 5 instead of give out candy on Halloween… mostly because I don’t want teenagers and their serial killer costumes to give me nightmares.
I’m the Grinch that stole Halloween. Except that I’ll leave three very important elements behind:
- Candy (obvi)
- Babies in costumes
- Dogs in costumes
The rest is no good. But these three things? These three, I embrace.
I had every intention of dressing Clark as a banana, to complement Grace’s strawberry costume (#fruitsmoothie)… but his, shall we say, robust figure did not fit into any of the peels I found. The poor guy was almost off the Halloween hook entirely (and if anyone deserves a break lately, it’s him), but when I spotted a lobster costume tucked in among the Christmas decorations (Yesssssssss! And no, it’s never too soon for Christmas!) at T.J. Maxx on October 30th, back on the hook he went.
I’m basically keeping this costume accessible year round. It’s just too good.
Grace’s strawberry costume got lots of use last week too, from gymnastics to running around Nick’s office, to actual Halloween. She kept telling people, “This my costume. A strawberry.”
We spent the evening with friends in Charlestown checking out the festivities around the monument, and I’ve got to say… Halloween wasn’t all that bad. In fact, it was pretty great. But now it’s time to get the Christmas boxes out of storage.
Also On Tap for Today:
- Getting some fresh air at the Trailside Museum/Blue Hills
- 10 Times Pinterest Took Halloween Too Far via The Kitchn
- Working on the pre-baby list
What’s the best Halloween costume you saw this weekend?