Given that there are tiny animal costumes for sale at a number of local retailers, it’s surprising that we’re able to get anything done in the months of September and October. As if babies and small children aren’t adorable enough, now we have an excuse to, basically, turn them into living stuffed animals. One thing’s for certain: deciding on a costume for a small child can be a huge endeavor. How are we supposed to decide? This is why the texts moms send while shopping for Halloween costumes for her kid are so important, so vital, and likely tell a tale of intrigue, drama, confusion and excitement.
OK, maybe that’s slightly dramatic, but seriously; those pictures are going to live forever in your home, definitely on a few grandparents' refrigerators, and undoubtably on your friend’s Facebook feeds for maybe 8 minutes before political posts take them over so, yeah, choosing a costume is a big deal.
I have a few ideas in mind for my own son this year, and while nothing’s carved in pumpkin yet, one thing’s for certain: it’s going to be really, really cute. I mean, he’s a two-year-old toddler, so he’s very much in that “everything is cute” stage, but still, I’m trying not to let that be an excuse to be lazy. Allow me to take you on a textual walk you through what a shopping trip for this momentous occasion might entail: