Let me just go ahead and break down this Halloween for ya real quick…
We didn’t carve pumpkins this year. We actually didn’t even BUY pumpkins this year. My kids pointed that out on the way home from school yesterday, but didn’t really seem genuinely upset about it.
This year we let our girls pick out whatever costumes they wanted, and didn’t sway them one bit. The twins wanted to be something scary, so we went shopping and they decided on vampires. But then they got upset when they saw blood and freaky makeup… so they chose to be “pretty vampires” instead. ha!
Aubrielle chose to be a princess, of course.
Happy kids with costumes.
… Halloween win.
This morning I woke up at 6am, after 4 hours of sleep, so I would have plenty of time to get me (showered & ready for the day) and 3 girls all dolled up, in full-on costumes for school parades that started at 8:45 and 9:15am.
We left the house this morning at 9:05.
Our twins go to one school, and our youngest to another. We weren’t quite sure how we were going to make both of these parades (if at all), because the times were just so close together.
In the calmest fashion possible, we sped to the first school, gently tossed our kids into the already moving parade line once we arrived, ran quickly up ahead to wave at them, snapped some pictures, gave them kisses, words of encouragement, and dashed off to our next school.
The same operation went down with our younger one.
Act calm, toss into parade line, run like the wind, look like you’ve been there for hours waiting, wave, snap pictures, kiss-kiss, and tell them they are wonderful.
Cason and I actually high fived on the way out to the car. Our neighbor saw, laughed at us and shook her head.
…(for us) Halloween win.