This was the first year that we couldn’t do a group costume because my son wanted to be a ninja and my daughter wanted to be a black puppy just like Lars and I could not bring those two together once my daughter refused to carry a sword. I love Halloween too much to force my kids to wear and dress up as anything they don’t want to be. (Although I did struggle with fussing at my daughter and the hot weather over not wearing the paws I made her.)
With my daughter as a black Lab puppy and my son as a stealth ninja, Scott decided to be a minion, and I was his banana. My family swears minions love bananas, but I don’t remember that at all in the Despicable Me movies. Maybe they just wanted to have a banana mama? I just went with it.
Towards the end of the night, my daughter decided she’d rather give out candy than trick or treat so a banana and a puppy sat in the middle of a spooky house and yelled GET CANDY HERE when she wasn’t eating hers.
We aren’t ever around to give out candy so this is the first year I got to feel a bit guilty that some of the kids found our house too scary to visit while their siblings and friends bounded up the lawn — not guilty enough to turn off the fog machine and moaning ghost though — bwahahahaha!
Happy Halloween! My kids were working on their Christmas lists this morning.
Previous costume years:
- Fire Department with Fire (this post actually has photos of all the pre-blog Halloween costume years in it as well)
- Still Life Painting
- Football Team
- I also realized in 2011 we didn’t do a family theme costume either because my kids changed their minds last-minute, but they still went as a theme: Star Wars. Scott and I were super lame that year and didn’t even wear costumes. I’m embarrassed for us.