I thought I was going to resurrect the Halloween spirit in sort of Christian manor during my time as the youth director at my church by hosting a "Holyween" party for the youth. But there is nothing harder than planning a party with little to no help and even less money.
Then my son was born.
So, what's my problem this year? Don't I always have a problem with something?! I need to get his costume in order and preferably not at the last minute. Last minute has it's benefit's (like getting the costumes at 50% off because stores want to get rid of their stock and it also has it's disadvantages (like your vision not coming together exactly how you saw it because the stores are out of what you need- snatched up by all the prepared moms).
Last year we went with firefighter. It was perfect and he loved it! Although it turned out very well about 2 days after Halloween I found all the accessories for his costumes that I couldn't find before (fire extinguisher, axe, etc). I was bummed. Had I planned better I'm sure I would have had those things ahead of time.
This year, I plan on being prepared. There will be a Halloween parade at school so he'll get to wear his costumes twice with a potential for a third time if we go to our friends annual Halloween party. And since I'm the one who usually takes him trick or treating, I'd like our costumes to match. Here in lies my dilemma- finding a suitable, inexpensive costume that compliments a mommy/son match that I won't look ridiculous in at work (because kids aren't the only ones who get to wear their costumes twice!)
So, in my efforts to be more prepared this year- I need your opinion.
During the summer, my son had a fascination with superheroes. I think it came from the older children in his school. He still loves all superheros but it's not his "ooh and ahhh" at the moment. But I think it would be kind of cool to be Bat mommy and Bat man. Yes, I know Martha Wayne died tragically before he even became Batman, but I'm thinking more along the lines of and adult female version of Batgirl rather than Ms. Wayne.