You already know that I have a family of Mario fans. These are our Halloween costumes from last year. Do you like? I’m the one doing the cheekie pose in the mushroom, I mean, the Toad hat.
Which brings me to my confession. Last year I stayed up late into the night, actually a couple nights, getting three of these costumes sewn. Staying up way too late sewing has become my Halloween tradition.
And one of those nights, when I was stumbling into bed at an unearthly hour, Brent said this: “Next year, I’ll be in charge of costumes.”
I said okay.
And so this year, he took the kids to Walmart one day and they came home with costumes. Period.
And you know, I’m feeling okay about it.
Sometimes, to raise your standards in one part of your life, I think you have to lower them in another part. Sometimes letting one thing go lets the rest of your life stay in balance. And with kids in two schools and lots of other projects going on, I’m telling myself it’s okay to take a year off.
But I think I’m still going to sew the baby’s costume. I can’t quit cold turkey.
Lowering your standards is so H-A-R-D sometimes. When you know you want to sew the cutest costumes or throw the cutest party. It’s hard just not to. You know? But the reason we appreciate an adorable party or craft or costume is because of all the time and love that went into it. Right? So I will be appreciating lots of other costumes this year.
Speaking of that, what is your family doing for Halloween?