But Mommy, I want to be a [fill in the blank]!

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
Your choice That cool NASA astronaut costume Dad just knew he'd love
His choice 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
Your choice A cute little bumble bee with glitter wings and black-and-yellow striped tights
Her choice The tall, bumpy red thing with fangs and one eye, aka Muno from Yo Gabba Gabba

The Preschool Boy
Your choice A fireman, because he's always wearing his favorite fireman rainboots
His choice The fairy princess costume, with wand, wings and plastic click-clack shoes his older sister wore last Halloween.

The Preschool Girl
Your choice 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
Her "I want to be a bat and paint my face black."
You “Oooo, I know! How about Hello Kitty?”
Her “I want to be a bat.”
You “Cinderella?”

The Tween
Your choice The HSM cheerleading costume you just bought because she's been talking about it for months
Her choice 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
You "Did you just say 'sexy?'"
Her Rolls eyes
You "I'm NOT returning the HSM costume!"

Infant babe

Your choice 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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Comment by Coco Cana on November 8, 2011 at 8:08pm
Samantha, oh my gosh, that sounds like my daughter!  Loves it in the store then...nope!  LOL!  Stinker!
Comment by Coco Cana on November 8, 2011 at 8:07pm
Chelsea, too funny because we saw a lil guy when we were out trick-or-treating and he was a boxer too but no gloves and no robe either!  LOL!  Dad was carrying them.  Maybe it was you guys! haha! He kept his mouth guard thingy in though.  That was hilarious!
Comment by Coco Cana on November 8, 2011 at 8:05pm
Harley, been there!  haha!
Comment by Coco Cana on November 8, 2011 at 8:04pm
Bridgett, that is SO CUTE!!!  I love it!!  Family theme costumes are so fun!  A family in my mom's club has 4 kids- 1 is a girl and she was Dorothy, the oldest was the lion and the twins were the scarecrow and the tin man.  And they even had a real dog that belonged to grandma and looked just like Toto! So darn cute!
Comment by Coco Cana on November 8, 2011 at 7:42pm
Bethany Ann, my lil guy is easy to please too.  At least this year he is!  Talk to me next Halloween and I might have a diff story!  Lol!  ;-)
Comment by Coco Cana on November 8, 2011 at 4:11pm
Silvermix, awww, that is sooo sweet!  I love baby's first costumes.  They are always sooo cute!
Comment by harley gibson on November 2, 2011 at 11:34am
he was supposed to be a cute fuzzy little tiger, but decided to spit up all over so we settled for his skeleton sleeper
Comment by Bridgett Jackson on November 1, 2011 at 5:06pm
We bought my 7 month old her costume while I was pregnant, last November (Clearance rack.. haha). We chose the "teddy bear" since I was like 14 weeks pregnant. Worked for either sex. My 12 year old got her costume this year at the beginning of October. She chose Goldy Locks. While getting every one ready, we had to stop and laugh... With out even realizing it.. I had My Goldy Lock with her Bear!
Comment by silvermix81 on October 31, 2011 at 11:52pm
she was a little lamb
Comment by Coco Cana on October 31, 2011 at 6:58pm
Silvermix81, THANK YOU!  That one was written from experience!  LOL!  (The baby poop disaster)  Actually, too many different experiences with both of my kids!  haha!  We've got a pretty poopy bunch over here!  I'm glad it made you laugh...after the fact tho, right?  haha!  At the time...not so much.  Happy Halloween!  Enjoy baby's 1st Halloween!  What costume did you decide on?

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