In a last minute attempt to create a "Tinkerbell's Mom" costume, I somehow became stylish. I don't know what disturbs me more: the fact that my idea of a fairy mom costume is in style or the fact that I'm so clueless.
I'd hoped Elizabeth would forget her request that I be Tinkerbell's Mom for Halloween. I should have known better.
When I casually mentioned I'd be pulling out my witch's hat and pairing it with a black dress, her lip poked out. She reminded me that she really wanted me to be Tinkerbell's Mom. So...
I bought a teal dress with a leaf and flower type print for $7 on the clearance rack at Target. It has a fluttery, angled bottom that I thought looked very fairy-ish. And, because it's cold outside, I bought purple tights. Don't you think Tinkerbell's Mom would wear purple tights? I topped the whole outfit off with brown shoes and leaf earrings and what do you know? I'm stylish.
Joseph was dressed as a ghost created by me to look as little as possible like a pointed white hooded robe and as much as possible to look like a Lego ghost. Benny was taking on the world in a pumped up Batman costume. And by pumped up, I mean the little guy looked like he had pecs of steel. And Juniper was decked out as a sushi roll.
Becky and Michael joined us - Becky as a child friendly (read: a full skirt) Poison Ivy. Michael as her plant monster. Who just happened to walk on hand and leg stilts and have a glowing face with red eyes.
You know, the usual.
We wandered down the streets, the kids racing to the doors, the adults trying to see them in the madness that is Rachel and Jeff's neighborhood on Halloween.
There were a couple houses too scary for the wee ones. My favorite being the house with a man in a devil costume handing out mini boxes of raisins. So many levels of funny there.
There was a wee bit of drama with an angry man beating up a car that dared infringe upon his driveway by six inches. He was scarier than any of the ghosts and ghouls when he screamed at the street teeming with children and parents, "You people all suck!"
We hustled out of the crazy man's way.
Joseph lost a tooth making him a bloody ghost and resulting in a visit from the tooth fairy.
When nearly full moon rose, peeking through the streams of dark clouds, we all decided to head inside for another slice of bread and bowl of soup.
It was a fun Halloween for all. How was yours?
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