As I may have mentioned in my previous post, my kids love to dress up for Halloween and get free candy. When Big Tuna was younger, his costume choices always seemed to be some TV/movie character or something “cool.” We went through a series of Mighty Morphin Power Ranger costumes, Wolverine, Ninjas, Star Wars, etc. He was pretty much a “store-bought” costume kind of kid. I didn’t mind buying him costumes as he used them to play in all of the time. I got my money’s worth out of them.
Not so with Godzilla. He plans next year’s costume the day after Halloween. Or sometimes a few days before this year’s Halloween. He is always planning his Halloween costume. His ideas are never in sync with current Halloween costume trends. He is “off-the-shelf” when it comes to costumes. This started at a young age. It probably has something to do with the fact that he became a fan of “Godzilla” at the young age of 2. Let me tell you that “Godzilla” was not a popular costume option since about 1955.
But that did not stop my child from being “Space Godzilla” when he was 4 years old.
Here’s a close-up.
In fact, I pretty much have to do that every year. Do you remember last year?
You remember my son don’t you? Dr. Gregory House? House, M.D.? Ah, now you remember.
This year was no exception.
Maybe this will help.
We have read the entire Percy Jackson series, so Greek and Roman mythology are kind of big right now. To help ease his pain, at the last minute I dressed up as Medusa.
Godzilla gave me a bunch of his toy snakes so I clipped them into my hair. With hair like mine it is sometimes hard to tell if it’s curls or snakes. My hair is like that. Especially by the end of the day.
I have to say a special thanks to my dear friends who covered for me by taking photos of my kids, since I left my camera at home.
By the way, the kids really made a candy haul this year. It was the first time that The Queen and The Princess have gone trick or treating. Living out in the boondocks means we don’t have many houses to go to, and you have to drive to get to the other houses. We crashed on my friend’s neighborhood where there is a high house-to-candy ratio. Good candy! I’m talking chocolate! Full size candy bars. Since The Queen doesn’t like chocolate, she put together a special bag of candy for me consisting of almond joys and M&M’s.