Though it is a bit of an exaggeration, it feels like I’ve only been home for 3 1/2 minutes in the last month. Unfortunately, that has put a HUGE cramp in finding a Halloween costume for Evan. If I were a GOOD mother, I would have bought Evan the stinking Spyro Skylander’s costume that he wanted months ago. Instead, I waited hoping I could either a) find it in Calgary or b) I could convince him to go as something else.
Unfortunately, neither a or b were going very well. Fast forward to this week (mere days before Halloween) and I have visited 7 Halloween costume stores in 2 days. That might not seem like that big of a deal until you factor in the fact that all of the Halloween stores were FULL of super scary costumes, props, etc which scared the holy HELL out of Evan. By the time we got to the last store, he made me carry him and he would barely look up to see the costume wall. Good times.
In the end, we found a Skylanders costume but it was in a a size Large. You could fit Evan’s entire body into the torso of that costume (because I tried to make it work….really I tried). There were about a billion other things to choose from that were cool. Instead, Evan picked a Ben 10 costume which is essentially blue pants, a green jacket and a foam watch. All for the low, low bargain basement price of $30. Oh and the foam watch was wrecked by the time we got home.
So yeah…..thou shalt not wait until the last minute to find your kids costume.