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<span style="font-family:Georgia">So Halloween is approaching & once again, I am left to figure out what to do w/ my kids (costumes). My oldest wanted to be another Star Wars character, he's been a Star Wars character 3 years in a row now. It's time to try something else, I talked him into doing a Marine/military man instead of Venom Spider Man or Indiana Jones (which is what every other kid is going to be being that it's so popular). I have to figure out something for my 2 year old, I am thinking a skunk, I really love this skunk costume, adorablee...reminds me of Anne Geddes. Then for my almost 9 month old, I am considering putting him in my DS' costume from last year, an octopus. I know my toddler already wore it but saving money is key. My older son is getting braces next month, it's also his BDay & Halloween, 2 more Bdays in Nov. & Dec., plus Christmas presents & my mother is turning the Big 50 in January, DH's Bday in Feb., VDay & then our anniversary, can we say OVERLOAD & needing some financial relief? (TMI, sorry).
So I am rambling but the amount of money I'll be dishing out is insane so if I have to recycle a costume on another kid, is that a bad thing? I feel bad, but I hate to spend a ton on a baby who could care less. KWIM?
Any one else thinking of costumes yet or am I too early?
I would definitely pass costumes down! I bet the octopus costume is adorble!! As a matter of fact, I am thinking about letting Bryn wear the one she wore last year again. It is a 2T and was huge on her last year. I pinned it to make it fit her. Anyways, it is a perfect fit this year. I feel guilty for even thinking about putting her in the same costume but really she is 2, she doesn't even remember last Halloween. IDK what I am going to do. It is so cute and still looks brand new. She wore it for 2 hours! Would that be awful??
As for Eli, I have no idea. The 3 older ones are with their other parent's this year. I am like you this time of year.....
July- DSD's bday
Aug- DS and DD's bdays
Sept- DS and my birthday
Nov- DS's bday
Jan- Nothing- thank goodness
Feb- DH's bday and Vday
March- Our anniversary
I don't think there is anything wrong with handing down the costumes either!
The cutest costume I ever saw on a preschooler was back in Atlanta. This darling little girl went out dressed as a bunch of grapes! She had about 10-12 big, purple balloons attatched to her to form the grapes and a little felt "leaf" hat! It ws the cutest thing I had ever seen! And cheap, too! Another one went as a Christmas present--a box wrapped in Christmas paper, arms and legs sticking out through holes cut in the box and the head poking out of the top with this big bow hat! I like costumes like that.
When my middle child was about 12--just at the end of his trick or treating days--he went as a "cereal killer". Just carried a box of Cheerios with a knife sticking out of it and red food coloring staining the box. I thought that was kind of clever! lol
And like you guys, we have way too many expenses! We have:
2 b-days in February plus v-day (mine and Tom's sister)
1 b-day and Anniversary in March
Parent's anniversary in April
2 b-day in May (Tom's mom and my sister)
2 b-days in June (two of Tom's girls)
4 b-days in July (one of Tom's girls, my two sons and my mom)
2 b-days in September (Tom's son and my DD)
2 b-days and Thanksgiving in November (Tom's and my brother's)
Only the two youngest ones go out on Halloween anymore and that should stop pretty soon...if I have my say anyway. lol I do kind of miss having little ones around this time of the year. I used to love seeing the excitement in their eyes!
i know what you mean...and we are thinking about costums all ready.... i have 3 boys now and i will be haveing our 4 th boy the 9th of oct... so i have to get our lil guy something too... and money...lol that is a joke.... i am hurting for it this time of year... witch seems like the majorty of us are...... but passing down oufits ... i would so do it... i just dont have any to pass down.... i one i want to sell cuz it wont fit my boys they are too tall... but no one wants a tiger....lol well i wish you the best of luck along with all the other mommie too....
I see no problem with using other cosutoms you used for ur other kids! I would too! They want the candy! Im thinking of having hollyann as little red ridding hood! lol soooo cute!!!
UGH i know all them holidays are comming up soon!!!!!!!!
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