I have had fun getting to the point where my now 4 year old "decides" what he'd like to be for Halloween, based on his likes. I won't ruin the surprise but this year it has something to do with the 3 weekends full of all day SpikeTV reruns of a certain trilogy of movies. It might rhyme with Bar Floors. His Dad could not have been happier.
It made me think of my favourite costume decision when I was young: "business man" which was, in fact, just me dressing up as my Dad. I so wish I had the picture from that year.. I think I was 10 or 11. I literally wore one of his suit jackets (he's not the biggest guy in the world) and a red tie, gelled my hair all the way back and carried a briefcase with a HUGE cell phone in it. I think I was going for his "Prudencial Insurance" days. Oh and my mom went crazy with the eyeliner and penciled in black eyebrows, a mustache AND beard. Picture that going to school. I am constantly thankful that growing up, my own opinion was the only one that mattered to me. It's a gift I can only appreciate now, knowing how the world is, and one that I would love to be able to give to all my kids if I could. Dressing up as my Dad was the coolest :)
I hope everyone has a safe, fun and costume-terrific evening!