Since it’s the beginning of October I figured I’d do a flashback post about my most memorable October… When my daughter was 10 months old, I decided that for her first Halloween we would have to do something special. And for some insane reason, I decided that the “something special” would be creating a different costume for each of the 31 days in October, ending with her “real” costume, a penguin suit that would be part of a family costume.
The first few costumes were easy– put her in a pot with some white yarn, and she was a pot of spaghetti; put a tutu on her, she was a ballerina– but as the days went on I had to get more creative. Perhaps in some cases too creative. Read on for the grand list:
Day 2: GIR from Invader Zim
Day 17: Binder full of women
Day 26: Goddess Anoia
Day 28: Your Mother
Am I glad I did it? Definitely. Would I do it again? God, no. It was tough enough to get her to put on the costumes when she was pre-verbal– imagine how difficult it would be now that she can express her opinions more forcibly (and knows how to take clothing off)!