Sunday, September 9, 2012

Does that one come in my size?

There has been a lot of chatter in our house about Halloween costumes.  I am a big fan of family coordinated costumes.  Last year, Rudy was a lobster (sorry no pictures), I was a chef (again no pictures) and the hubby was a lobster in a pot (glad I have a picture of that one, right?)!

This year Artichoke and Zucchini has no interest in being a lobster, so we are looking for new costumes.  Zucchini will agree to pretty much anything.  "Yeah, *insert costume idea* for Halloween!  So cool!"  Artichoke is a much harder sell.

We do have a few rules about Halloween costumes.

#1.  You can't be anything/anyone that we aren't allowed to watch on TV.
#2.  You can't be anything scary.

Since we do not watch anything on TV that is remotely violent, this means no Spongebob, no super heroes, no Ninja Turtles, no Star Wars, etc.  Now I should say that I don't necessarily think that these shows are inappropriate for every five year-old, but they are inappropriate for Artichoke.  This is where I'd normally explain why.  But I can't without telling you too much, so you'll just have to trust me on that one.  And the boys aren't a fan of scary things, even if they sometimes pretend they are.  So anything scary is out too!  Again, you'll just have to trust me on the complete reasoning behind that one!

Artichoke and I have narrowed down our options to Lightning McQueen, Michael Phelps, and Super Mario.  Yes, it is quite an eclectic group!  So the other night I thought we could finally get this figured out.

Redhead in Raleigh: What do you think would be a super duper cool Halloween costume?

Artichoke:  Hmmmm.  Well, I have to turn around 3 times to do my serious thinking.

RinR:  Okay, but when you are done turning around 3 times you need to tell me what would be the most super duper cool Halloween costume.

Artichoke:  *turns* One *turns* Two *turns* Three *huge smile* JON!

RinR:  My brother?

Artichoke:  Yeah!  Does that one come in my size?

We are still in Halloween costume debate since I have no clue what constitutes a "Jon" costume.



  1. I think it probably involves Vibram 5 Fingers?

    1. Our best guess was bacon or burpees!

  2. hahaha...that's the cutest thing, i love that he wants to be Jon!!! see u all in october!