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One place I feel like I failed as a mother is at enjoying Halloween. It was never really that important to me, so my kids usually had last minute, thrown together costumes to go out trick or treating in. Once in awhile I would make or buy something that would be passed down from year to year and repurposed, but not often. I wanted Halloween to be fun for them, I just wasn't that into it to give it a lot of fore thought and time. Consequently, the holiday for me was just exhausting and probably disappointing to my kids. Surprisingly, most of my children have embraced Halloween as adults and really come up with some fun ideas and costumes. Perhaps if I had been more like they are now, I would have planned ahead and Halloween wouldn't have been so exhausting for me.
My DIL told me last month what she was planning as a costume for my young grandson. They usually do a family theme and last year they all went as Moana characters. LIttle Spencer was Maui! My son was that giant turtle that loves shiny things and DIL was Moana. They were adorable. And, this year, even though Lindsey doesn't love Halloween that much, she is getting into it for the sake of her daughter and has their costumes planned.
How about you? It is mid-September and time to get into thinking about your kids costumes, and your own if you do that, not to mention parties and decorations. Don't be a bad Halloween mom like I was! I'm here to help you!
OK! Now get started! If you plan ahead you can help your kids and yourself have a terrific Halloween this year!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!