Clone Wars Outfits photo

Happy Halloween From The Mom Who Plans To Steal Her Kids’ Candy While They Sleep

Halloween 2011


My kids happy halloween photo
It's a halloween miracle! They're both looking at the camera.

Happy Halloween from my kids who are supposed to be Snow White and Spider Man.

My daughter in a snow white costume photo
Snow White will not be stopped. But she will be a bit blurry.
My son in spiderman costume photo
Bring it Snow White.

But because we do a family costume, I was stressed about how to bring it all together until my genius friend Melissa popped up on a Facebook chat with COMIC CON and a link to Snow White Comic book. Scott could’ve been anyone he wanted as long as they had a comic book because I could be a WELCOME TO COMIC CON sign.

But indecision ain’t just a river in my head because my kids decided this week that reenacting Clone Wars shouldn’t happen every night BUT Halloween.

And yes, Scott is unbelievably disappointed that he didn’t order that Jabba the Hut costume.

Jabba the Hut Costume

So I made no costumes and Scott and I aren’t even dressing up this year because N mentioned wearing her ripped and dirty yellow princess dress that used to be E’s.  My lameness is embarrassing

Oh well, Happy Halloween from your favorite flaming liberal.

Flaming Liberal Halloween Costume photo
I was so much cooler when I was 30.

Maybe I’ll go as the person who steals her kids’ Halloween candy while they sleep. Delicious.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

21 thoughts to “Happy Halloween From The Mom Who Plans To Steal Her Kids’ Candy While They Sleep”

  1. I go as the parent who eats their kids’ Halloween candy EVERY year. I consider it a birthday “tax” (since Halloween is my birthday). 😉

    1. I think you want to be a dwarf then because Snow White did all the cooking and cleaning until she died and was resurrected by a prince who took his zombie princess to his castle.

  2. Silly kids. It’s like they think Halloween is all about them.

    I’m the only person in my office who dressed up for Halloween, and since many adults don’t recognize my costume (Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas), I just look like I have a weird new style.

    Happy Halloween! 🙂

  3. Wait until they are old enough to start telling you what they want you to wear! Ant has had out costumes picked out for weeks. I guess all those times I dressed them up the way I wanted them (think the characters of Winnie the Pooh) makes this “turnabout is fair play”.

  4. I don’t eat the kids’ candy (well only if they’re Kit Kats) but I do steal and throw out. Just a few pieces every day. I’m mean like that (and they tend to collect between 10-20 lbs of the stuff)!

  5. I LOVE your flaming liberal costume, (even though I’m more of a moderate liberal). My friends take the cake for family costumes. They order it specially from a professional costume shop. We don’t even dress up.

  6. Uh, your costume was awesome! I love it. I am impressed that you thought of that. I am not so creative. And I have to tell you that I snuck a piece of candy (a peanut butter snickers to be exact) after my kids went to sleep. Of course, what was the one piece of candy that my son wanted the next day. Yup, that damn peanut butter snickers. I suck.

  7. My first mention! I’m famous.

    At least you have candy to steal. We didn’t even go out due to the snot extravaganza the 2 year old and I had going for us. Now she thinks Halloween means dressing up to give out candy. I might have to make that work in my favor next year…

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