Halloween Slacker Mom Style

So lets just cut to the chase. Its like a week before Halloween and I dont have anything. Nadda. Zip. Zilch. Because 2 weeks prior I had the brilliant idea to pose a question to the children that went kinda like this:

Me: Hey, so I was thinking, what would yall rather do? Go buy costumes or take that $150 and go do something really cool as a family?
Children: Uh mama, trick or treating is really cool… and what about candy, you know from Trick or Treating?
Me: Totally ahead of you! We will hit the 50% off candy sale the next day and each of you can pick a bag or two of whatever you want!

~Fast Forward 2 weeks~
I thought it was settled by their lack of discussion. I mean really, what child wouldn’t want to just go get a bag of two of candy of their choosing and go do something really cool. I found out how wrong I was when I overheard this convo and had to step in:

Children: I’m going to be Cleopatra for Halloween. I’m going to be Wizard I think, I haven’t really figured it out yet. Me neither. Not me either.
Me: Uh, are we doing costumes?
Children: Um, yeeeeaaaaa… it’s Halloween.
Me: I thought we were going to do something cool.
Children: Yea Boo at the Zoo!
Me: um, no. Its costumes OR something cool to do. Not both.

Long story shorter. There we were a week before and they finally collectively decided they want to dress up and go Trick or Treating. And 3 of them still had no idea what they want to dress up as!? Would I have been a totally horrid mama if I just overruled and said it’s to late the costumes have been picked through and I don’t want to go driving all over God’s creation until they each find something they like. And judging by the Cleopatra outfits online… not appropriate. I may or may not have debated about being that mama and hand them each a device and tell them to search Amazon for what they want… 2 day prime shipping to the rescue!

Fast forward another week… Halloween day… and slacker mom pulled it off with a quick trip to the (mostly empty) Halloween section and our ever growing totes of costumes.

Presenting – Jack Skelington, Hello Kitty, Alex from Wizards of Waverly Place, a princess, a ninja and a butter bug (aka a butterfly).

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Thanks to Aunt Tin for hooking them up with this cute duo outfit!

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We met up with Miss Charming and her family. And decide to all pile in the Excursion to go around the neighborhood. 2 mom’s + 11 children + 1 grand baby. It was chaos. But fun chaos. And so much easier to handle with another SuperMom!

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Somehow these 2 usually ended up with the Littles. They are very fond of Miss Charming. And she is so sweet to indulge them often 💙💙

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It was a good night. Lots of fun. Lots of candy. And can I just say again how much I love living in a small-turning-large town that still keeps it’s small town feel!

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