I suppose I've realized in the few short years that I've been a mother, that my kids are going to be different and have different personalities. And I want them to feel free to choose their costume every year. Plus, I'm getting to relive my childhood as my kids grow up and I have just as much fun dressing up as they do and at the end of the day, I want to pick my own thing too.
For Halloween this year, Tommy chose to be Darth Vader. Being the Star Wars fanatic he is, I was not surprised with his choice. Also, since he had a Star Wars party for his birthday this year, I actually had to spend zero dollars on his costume since he already had everything, which was a major bonus.
Jacob and his little blue blanket that he affectionately calls "ni-night" are inseparable. The natural choice was to select Linus for him. Red shirt, black stripes, blue blanket - done. And poor baby, he has been teething off and on working on those pesky molars so he wasn't completely thrilled with Halloween in general this year.