We are sort of still in the stages of our being able to pick out our oldest daughter’s Halloween costume. This year though it was a little more interesting, our preschooler was constantly changing her mind about what we wanted to be. We thought we’d share the stages of how a preschooler picks a Halloween costume. At least our preschooler anyways.
HOW A PRESCHOOLER PICKS A HALLOWEEN COSTUME
- Listing off all of her favourite characters from TV shows, movies, books, and then some. All of this is shared in response to the question asking her what she wants to be for Halloween.
- Decides she wants to be a princess after listing all of the above off.
- Remembers she loves pink.
- Concludes that she wants to be a pink princess.
- But, if she cannot be a pink princess then she wants to be a heart unicorn that’s pink.
- Changes her mind entirely and wants to be a superhero. Now she lists off all the superheroes she knows. This leaves you wondering how she knows all of these superheroes because she’s never watched a superhero show in the 4 years of her life.
- Finds out at preschool that one of her classmates is going to be a duck on Halloween. Guess who wants to be a duck now too. I’ll give you one guess.
- Watch a Disney movie as a family and we are back on track for wanting to be a princess.
- Go to the Disney store at the local mall and wander around for a long time looking at all the different costumes. Change our mind yet again and inform Mom that we want to be Minnie Mouse. We leave empty handed.
- Announce that her favourite princess is Ariel and she wants to be a mermaid for Halloween, but not any mermaid she has to be Ariel because they both have red hair.
Good kiddo because Mommy already bought you the Ariel princess costume when it was on sale! She got the pink she wanted by us letting her wear her favourite pink shoes with it. So long as it’s not raining that is what she will have on her feet, otherwise rainboots it is.
When it came time to pick Addie’s costume it was so much more simple. We walked into a store and saw a bunch of costumes and Evie quickly proclaimed that Addie had to be a flamingo. So flamingo it was. Plus you cannot go wrong with the fleece costumes that come with stockings and a shirt for underneath. Brilliant! All kids costumes should be like this.Here I am considering a quick run to a store to buy long underwear for Evie to wear in case it’s cold on Halloween night.
Here I am considering a quick run to a store to buy long underwear for Evie to wear in case it’s cold on Halloween night. Can you tell this whole trick-or-treating thing is still really new to us? How do you keep kids warm on Halloween night without covering up their entire costume with a coat?