I have a confession. I've never been very enthused about Halloween, trick or treating, costumes, ghosts, goblins or anything else that is remotely associated with the October 31st holiday. Growing up, my family never participated in trick or treating. We did go to fall festivals or Halloween alternatives and we were allowed to dress up in non-scary costumes but, unlike my sister who tried her hardest to go trick or treating and still enjoys the costume thing, I just never really cared that much. I didn't mind dressing up, as long as I didn't have to cover my face (because apparently it was just too good to hide?), but I could have done without it (quite possibly because every day consisted of multiple wardrobe changes for me!).
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So, I suppose it's no surprise that before having a child, I was adornment that we would not "do Halloween". I always assumed at some point my son would ask to go trick or treating or to dress up. My plan was, at that point, I'd take him to some kind of festival and I would let him dress up. (I'm not heartless.)
But then I had my baby and within a couple of months something strange happened.
I suddenly started picturing what he would look like as a puppy. Or a baby lion. Or a tiger. Or a bear. Oh my! Then, I took to Pinterest and looked up "baby costumes" and started picturing my baby as even stranger things like Mr. T!
Needless to say, my son has worn a costume the past two years and I already know what he's going to be this year. (Sigh)
I've decided to take my baby/toddler costume obsession to a whole new level and share some of my favorites with you. You can see what else I've found on my costume board. (You're welcome.)