Picking my daughter's Halloween costume used to be pretty simple. We like Disney, she likes princesses - our decision was made before we even went shopping. For her first Halloween she was Tinkerbell (Mommy's pick), second she was Snow White (Daddy's pick) and last year she chose Princess Aurora aka Sleeping Beauty. This year I thought it'd be a no-brainer - till she threw me a total curve ball. So in the spirit of Trick or Treat, here are 6 costume conflicts to let you know you're not alone.
The Toddler Boy
That cool NASA astronaut costume Dad just knew he'd love
What he wore to the grocery store last Tuesday: cowboy boots, monkey PJs, torn superman cape, pirate eye patch and Buzz Light Year gloves – or he’ll throw a fit.
The Toddler Girl
A cute little bumble bee with glitter wings and black-and-yellow striped tights
The tall, bumpy red thing with fangs and one eye, aka Muno from Yo Gabba Gabba
The Preschool Boy
A fireman, because he's always wearing his favorite fireman rainboots
The fairy princess costume, with wand, wings and plastic click-clack shoes his older sister wore last Halloween.
The Preschool Girl
You scored the last Rapunzel costume in town - and even took out a small loan for the long wig (not included), because Rapunzel was her all-time favorite movie... last week
"I want to be a bat and paint my face black."
“Oooo, I know! How about Hello Kitty?”
“I want to be a bat.”
The HSM cheerleading costume you just bought because she's been talking about it for months
Your 10-year-old and her friends want to be “sexy Goth cheerleaders”: purple and black hair streaks, knee-high socks, fishnet gloves (torn), black lipstick
"Did you just say 'sexy?'"
"I'm NOT returning the HSM costume!"
A cute round pumpkin costume, “Mommy's Little Pumpkin” socks, $35 soft leather shoes with jack-o-lanterns and a little pumpkin stem hat complete with leaf and curly vine.
Baby’s, um, choice
The neon orange “This Is My Costume” onesie your husband found on sale at the drugstore on Halloween after the baby blew out her diaper, pooped out the neckhole of the poofy pumpkin costume and before you could remove the poopy diaper from the changer, donkey-kicked both feet right into the poop getting socks, shoes and legs covered. Trick or Treat?
Your turn. What was your favorite costume choice that never saw the light of the moon? What was your least favorite costume pick that rose from the dead?
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