Easy family Halloween costumes.
Remember when you used to get the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I was pretty sure I wanted to be a teacher from a very young age but I sure had fantasies that were in no way related to blackboards and chalk. Last weekend I got to act out one of those fantasies.
Growing up, every year my sister and I had a great debate about our Halloween costumes. Mostly I wanted to be a princess but for some reason that costume never materialized.
I’ll admit to masquerading as a hump-backed old woman complete with warts. Then there were the years when I morphed into a beautiful belly dancer (loved getting to wear eye make-up), Annie Oakley, a mermaid (I could hardly walk in the costume!).
Heck, once I was even Zorro—that mask, cape, and sword combo does some spectacular transforming!
That’s the fun of Halloween. You can try out all sorts of personas.
So last weekend Ryan and I took the boys to pick out Halloween costumes and we had a blast! Our whole family ended up with costumes.
Talk about making family memories—I think Ryan and I had even more fun than the boys!
We ended up going with a family theme. I finally got to unleash my inner princess…
…with Ryan as my own handsome, hero knight. Amazing what a little hair and over-sized pecs can do for a guy!
He has to save me daily from tough little dragons.
When those little toughies saw me in my dress, Dax’s jaw dropped and he said, “Rowen, Mom IS a princess!” As if it was new information. Huh!
We had so much dressing up — I can’t wait for next Halloween!
What does your family do for Halloween?