I don’t think we’ll take Laurie trick or treating this year. He’s still a wee bit too young for it really and I would feel compelled to help him eat any sweets he scored.
But we’ll still dress him up and we’ll take him to the groups he goes to so I wanted to get him a costume.
I always wanted to be one of those mums who makes the Halloween costume for the kids, putting it together out of charity shop finds out bits and pieces from the back of the wardrobe. Unfortunately, time just gets away from me at this time of year, so I’ve not really had time to work on homemade costumes yet.
This year I had big plans to make him Nemo, who he’s slightly obsessed with at times. I’d found orange top and bottoms in the wardrobe, along with an orange hat I planned to stick googly eyes onto. We were going to make something to go round his middle for the stripe and paint some card for his fin.
And all of a sudden, Halloween is a week away and I’ve not done anything for a costume.
I figure it’s no big deal, I’ll pick up a costume in a shop. Except, there’s some sort of strange trickery going on, because apparently toddler boys don’t dress up for Halloween.
Babies of either gender get dressed up, judging by the racks of clothing in most shops. Toddler girls dress up too (generally in tutus with either a pumpkin or a witches dress on the top half of the outfit). Children of both genders dress up from age 5-6 onwards.
But toddler boys?! Nothing.
Either someone has been going on ahead of me clearing the racks of anything that might fit my toddler, or they just don’t think there’s a market for dressing up these kids!
In the end I bought him a dinosaur all in one as a ‘just because’ treat. It’s fleecy and warm so will do for winter lounging round the house. It’s also a wee bit large so there’s a good chance he’ll still be wearing it next October!
He’ll also look amazing as a little dinosaur, after all, had plenty of practice with his backpack!
Now I just need to teach him to roar like a dinosaur because at the moment when you ask him to roar you just get a toothy grin!
This post is for the Blogtober 2019 challenge. Here are my prompts:
Do you ever feel like the universe is messing you? What’s been your worst trick and best treat?