I put this pictures up earlier in the week on my Zehlahlum Family FB page so if you’re not liking my page you are soooo behind the times. Despite my insistence that Halloween is the stupidest, lamest, money-suckingest-for-no-reason excuse for a holiday that is out there, my kids apparently dig it.
Last year we’d only been home for five months and things were what we like to call “bad” around here and we decided Halloween was not in anyone’s best iterest. Something about teaching our attachment-challenged child to walk up to strangers, be cute for them, and then be rewarded with candy seemed…demented to us.
So, we took a dumb holiday and we made it dumber, it’s how we roll at the Zehlahlum house. We dressed the kids up in random layers from our dress up box…not costume style, think more ‘very small hobo’, and then took them upstairs and hid candy all over the upstairs and let them hunt for it. Andrew and I got some good laughs out of the utter stupidity of the whole thing.
Then this year when we started talking about Halloween and poor brainwashed Peanut was ALL excited about doing the same thing this year. We’re careful to keep our scales balanced here and since we’ve go the “Christian, weird homeschoolers” on one side of the scale we decided that going all out on the pagan/unhealthy holiday would help to make sure they don’t end up totally screwed up.
So, may I introduce to the cutest gang of superheroes ever! Now, whether they’ll use their power for good or for evil remains to be seen… (though I know where I’d put my odds!)
Unholy cute, right? Now, I cannot end this post without complaining that these costumes are the worst ever quality and are already coming apart and not fitting right. We usually bought a costume from Old Navy. Peanut has been a skunk, a dragon, a pumpkin (not O.N) and then last year’s “hobo” and Pickle has been a chicken and then last year’s “hobo”. And let me tell you, the Old Navy costumes are AH-MA-ZING! I had Old Navy costumes picked out for each of them this year, but in the end I gave in because they had “their own ideas”, and “personal preferences” and “individual personalities” or some crap like that. But for the same amount of money we could have had way higher qualities costumes.