In years past I’ve found such joy in handcrafting every detail of the kids’ Halloween costumes. However this year, Bug spied this Thor costume at the store and couldn’t pass up those muscles! And when I offered to sew Songbird a whole panther get-up, she was like “no thanks, I’ll just wear my sweatshirt and leggings.”
Hard to believe my kids are old enough to have non-swayable costume opinions!
Both kids were kind enough to give their momma a little DIY fix by allowing me to fashion their accessories. Bug’s outfit didn’t include a helmet, so I spent a whole night designing and cutting one out of cardboard. He LOVED it and I was surprised he kept it on the entire night — I think it helped him really feel the power of Thor.
For Songbird, I made the tail and ears. Initially she didn’t want me to paint her face, but in the end we were both glad I convinced her otherwise.
After cleaning out the cookie platter at the neighborhood chili cook-off, we met up with friends for the door to door madness.
Avengers assemble! (Bug and his neighborhood buddy, Captain America.)
Man with candy: “Are you Thor?”
Bug: “No, I’m 3.”
Woman with candy: “You can take 2 pieces.”
Bug: “No I can’t. Mom said only 1 and she’ll get weally mad if I take 2.”
Bug: “This candy bucket’s so heavy, it’s breaking my ankles!”
If Songbird said anything funny I didn’t hear it… she and the big girls were a solid 3 houses ahead of the littles all night.
Let the week-long sugar comas commence!