Last year at Halloween, we had just moved into our new house. Talk about pressure. You can read about the ultra-stressful decision on which candy to give out to my new neighbors HERE.
This is our second year in this neighborhood and still I am haunted by the pressure of Halloween. This year it comes in the form of what do I dress the Bean as for Halloween?
Now, I know that this doesn’t sound like a really critical decision. It probably doesn’t even sound like a very hard decision. OH BUT IT IS!!! True, we probably won’t take Bean door to door this year because, well, he can’t walk. Or eat candy. But he still needs a costume to answer the door in. And everyone knows that a baby Halloween costume is the most important costume decision you’ll ever make in your entire life.
Except for that time I went as Carmine Miranda for Halloween and I had to decide if I should put real fruit or plastic fruit in my headpiece. Life is full of tough decisions.
I have been thinking about what to dress Beanie as for Halloween since Labor Day. At first, I had the perfect costume for him. It was quirky, but not weird. It was funny and unique. It came with ears.
It was Yoda.
I went back and forth on it at first. Is it too nerdy? Am I setting him up for a lifetime of Star Trek conventions? But after weeks of contemplation, I decided to go for it. I added it to my Amazon shopping cart, but when I went to check out, I got the worst message ever. Your product is sold out.
This put me back to square one. And I was determined that this second choice costume would be better than the first. My criteria was that it had to be funny and had to be original. I don’t want the Bean walking around in a costume that everyone has. This, of course, ruled out the traditional infant pumpkin costume. Cute as they are, everyone is wearing them.
So my quest continued. And then I found this costume:
It was perfect. Funny. Original. But….it was weird. I tried to picture everyone asking me what Beanie was going to be for Halloween and me answering, “An air freshener.” It just sounded weird.
So my search continued.
And then I found this…
I mean, its certainly funny. And its definitely original. But is it crossing the line? Am I making Beanie a joke? We all know how I feel about humor. But when you’re joking about a baby, there is a fine line between making a joke and making the baby a joke. I didn’t want people laughing AT Beanie. And so, funny as it is, I left the whoopie cushion costume on Amazon and my hunt continued.
I decided it was time to make the switch from stupid, funny costumes to adorable, funny costumes. And that’s when I found this…
But then I thought it might make it hard for Beanie to answer the door on Halloween night when his ears are too big to fit through it.
So, I considered this guy…
But Chris said the headpiece looked really heavy for Beanie. And if there’s anything worse than a headpiece on Halloween, its a heavy headpiece on Halloween.
As you can see, the hunt for the perfect first Halloween costume is really tricky. In the end, I went with something that is cute, adorable, and funny. And it has a tail. But you’ll have to wait for Halloween to see the goods. Beanie likes to keep secrets.
What are YOU being for Halloween? If you’ve got one, what are you dressing your child up as for Halloween?