Is it just me, or did Halloween seem to last FOREVERRRRR this year? Our first Halloween party was three weeks ago, and since then, we’ve been doing Halloween-related activities every other day, it seems!
I exaggerate…but only slightly.
For our first “dress up” Halloween party, a party with the parent friends we’ve made through the Little Gym, we went as the Flintstones:
…but unfortunately didn’t get a single picture of the three of us together! You’ll just have to imagine what Ryan looked like in his Fred Flintstone costume…it was pretty glorious.
That tutu—that shit’s homemade. I made it up at school, during my office hours. Totally how I’m supposed to spend that time. My students rarely stop by, so whatever—it’s fine.
Lila got pretty rough and tumble at the first Halloween party, so by the end, the tutu was looking rough. Luckily, we had auxiliary backup costumes at the ready.
For our other Halloween festivities, we pulled out some hand-me-down Sesame Street costumes from my sister’s family. Lila was afraid of the Elmo costume at first—and I kind of don’t blame her. When it’s not being worn, it’s basically like a giant Elmo skin:
Frankly, it’s all a little too “Buffalo Bill” from Silence of the Lambs for my taste.
But. That being said, I did want her to have a costume. So we were glad when she seemed to get over her fear of the costume. She even started sleeping with it, which was, again, creepy. But, we figured that at least meant that she would be okay wearing it to the various Halloween activities and events we had planned. And…we were right!
She wore it to music class:
…and then to trick-or-treat:
Sadly, on Halloween night, it was raining—lightly, but pretty steadily. We were trick-or-treating with another family in our neighborhood, but since all of the kids were really young, we basically visited about four houses and then wrapped up the trick-or-treating for the night, ha. We headed back to their house for adult drinks and indoor playtime. Works for me!
I know people say this all of the time, but I’ll say it too—Halloween is really fun with little kids. It was so fun to watch Lila “learn” how to trick-or-treat—she had NO idea what was going on at first, but by the end she had it down.
Hope you had a great Halloween!