"Um, we're just going to put him in a monkey outfit one of our friend's sons wore."
And that's what we did.
|Fake monkey, real banana|
|What are you doing to me.|
|Yeah... I don't get what's going on|
We had him in this costume for less than 10 minutes. We just wanted to get a few pictures to send to family members who expected us to do SOMETHING for his first Halloween. Thankfully, I didn't end up feeling guilty about our lack of Halloween activities or excitement. I mean, he can't even have candy yet. What's the point?
That same evening he also became a pirate. This was a lot easier because the "costume" was really just comfy PJs from Baby Gap (best part was a Captain Hook hook on the left wrist). Then we just tied a hat/patch thingy on him for a few minutes in order to snap some pictures. I originally attempted to tape the little parrot onto his shoulder, but that lasted for about .2 milliseconds. (His Great Aunt Sue sent the hat/patch and the bird, which was actually a teeny card.)
Did anyone really get into Halloween when their kid was just a baby? Am I a bad mom for not feelin' it? I think once he can trick or treat or is excited to pick out his own costume, that will be a different story. At that point I'm going to try and convince him to be THIS:
|"Gnome on a mushroom" = Best kiddie costume.|
If you love the above as much as I did, bookmark this site for costume ideas next year!
Hope you all had a Happy Halloween — whether you dressed up or not.