This year was Jacob’s 2nd Halloween. For his 1st Halloween, I stalked Pinterest and Etsy and purchased 3 costumes ahead of time. This year, he was into fish, tools and Daniel Tiger so I got him a costume that had minimal head gear- a Nemo costume last-minute from Target for $20.
I am missing that creative artistic gene. I see friends who plan great costumes for themselves and their children (Beyonce, David Bowie, Cars, Indiana Jones, Moana) and I feel bad for Jacob that I am not one of those women. I also am somewhat too cheap to spend a lot of money on a costume that I would wear only once. Unfortunately, that same thought semi-applied to my wedding dress.
Our town of La Jolla hosts a ‘Pillage the Village’ event where businesses host Trick or Treaters from 3-6pm. Last year, Jacob fell asleep after 2 stores. This year, he napped at home until 4:30 and by the time we got to the streets at 5, many stores had run out of candy and streets were empty as most families appeared to go home to enjoy their stash.
I got him a pumpkin basket ($1) and he seemed to enjoy picking candy and putting it into the pumpkin. He wouldn’t wear his Nemo hood long enough for a decent photo.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween filled with lots of treats!