Halloween!

by Ginger on November 1, 2013

in Celebrations, The Kid

So Erica reminded me that there are federal blogging regulations that require the posting of costumed children from Halloween. And you guys know me, I’m a rule follower, so Halloween pictures it is!

Jackson decided almost a month ago that he wanted to be Mickey Mouse, which I just find totally adorable. What kid wants to be Mickey these days? My kid, that’s who.

Meeska, Mooska, Mickey Mouse!

Isn’t he just the cutest Mickey ever? N.C. made the gloves & shoes & buttons & tail (which you can’t see here of course) & black legs attached to the shorts, and once again I offer up a thanks on behalf of my son that he has ONE parent who is creative and crafty and can do stuff like that. I would have just bought it all, but I’ll admit that I think this looks way better than anything I could have bought.

Overexcited Mouse

The kid LOVED his costume. He had an absolute blast at his school parade, showed off his costume proudly to everyone he came across, and was just thrilled to wear it. In fact, he wore it ALL DAY, even though he was supposed to change out of it after his class party! He took off the gloves & hat, but the rest (including the shoes–man they got disgusting by the end of the day!) he wore the full day.

For the evening activities, we went out in our neighborhood to trick or treat after a quickie dinner of tacos (for the grownups) and quesadillas (for the small fry). Jackson was a little upset at first when he realized we weren’t going to “drive to Halloween” (?) (all I can figure is drive to Disneyland–we went last week in part to see the Halloween decorations. But I still can’t figure out for sure if that’s what he meant), but quickly got over it when he remembered how this whole Trick or Treat thing ended up with candy in his hot little hands.

He was so adorable you guys. I let him walk up to houses on his own, and he would ring the doorbell, say Trick or Treat (or sometimes he’d forget and say Happy Halloween instead), and most of the time he’d even remember to say thank you. A few times he forgot and went back up to the house specifically for the purpose of thanking the candy givers, which just shocked everyone he did that to. The one flaw in his costume was that his gloves made it a little hard for him to grab individual pieces of candy, but that worked out in his favor because people ended up thinking that was the cutest thing ever and putting more in his bucket than he would have grabbed.

At one house, he was the only kid at the door, and the ladies who answered got a full on Adorable Child In Costume Performance(tm), complete with “I’m Mickey Mouse, want to see my tail?” and “Oh thank you for the candy–would you like one of mine?” I heard from the street the two women exclaiming over him while he was there, and as he walked away I heard “Oh my gawd, he was just the cutest, sweetest little boy! It makes me want to have one!”

Of course, all good things come to an end, and apparently he was NOT as well behaved when N.C. & I switched off (N.C. stayed and handed out candy for the first stretch, then we switched), and lost some of his manners along the way, but frankly, I’m surprised he lasted as long as he did.

Loot!

When he walked in the door, he was SO! EX!CITED!…about the goldfish he got at one of the houses. Seriously kid? You have goldfish at school like twice a week. Oddnik. Don’t worry though. When we dumped all the candy out of the bucket, he remembered what the good stuff was.

I’m so glad he had such a good time (mostly. We had some meltdowns throughout the day, likely brought on by exhaustion and not enough non-sugar foods). Halloween is one of those holidays that seriously improves by about 1000% if you have a kid who gets into it. And I say that as someone who LIKES Halloween anyway. But seriously, seeing his face? And the costume? Yeah, the cute factor wins the day.

Laura Diniwilk November 1, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Awwwwww, “would you like one of mine”. How sweet. He is adorable.

Erica November 1, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Whew! I’m so relieved that you are photo-compliant this year.

Older mom November 2, 2013 at 4:33 am

Love love love the costume. He is adorable!

nonsequiturchica November 4, 2013 at 7:58 am

Ummm that is an adorable kid and an adorable costume!!

Tara November 4, 2013 at 10:48 pm

He is beautiful, Ginger. BEAUTIFUL. (WHATEVER to those who don’t like that word applied to boys. Your son is absolutely gorgeous.)

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