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Batman & The Princess: Pictures of Dads and Kids Together In Their Halloween Costumes

By Serge Bielanko |

This picture kind of says it all.

There’s a window of about twelve years, give or take a year, when dads have the opportunity to head out for trick-or-treat patrol.

After that, the kids hit an age when they aren’t necessarily interested in you tagging along anymore. And shortly after that, they stop trick-or-treating themselves. So, that’s that. It’d be easy to say that we’re too tired from the work day to tag along. Heck for a lot of us, that’s what we grew up with.

But that’s just BS, man.

Hitting the street with your kid or kids is something that you cannot and mustn’t ever look at as some sort of favor to them, or as some kind of obligation that you have to begrudgingly fulfill.

Oh no no no.

On the contrary, being by our kid’s sides on a night like Halloween is a real gift from them to us, if you ask me. They are handing us a bucket load of our youth back, if just for a night.

Plus, they are reserving at least a few brand new memories for us to keep for the rest of our days.

With that in mind, let’s pay a little tribute to the the dads who go that extra mile…getting dressed up themselves in the spirit of the evening and donning a costume so that their kids don’t just get to have dad with them for security, but also a really tall partner in everything from the knocking on neighborhood doors to yelling,”Trick-or-Treat!,” when it finally swings open.

So, here’s to all those dads who help to  make sure that Halloween i9s one of the best nights of the year, year in and year out.

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Dads on Halloween

The Halloween Spirit

Kid's eyes go wide in awe when they see their parents appear in a costume. For us dads, this is a time to get them to recognize that we really want to have fun too, right there beside them.



You can also find Serge on his personal blog, Thunder Pie.

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More from Serge:

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The Magic of Halloween: 20 Photos That Really Say It All

Watching You Watching Me: Our Family Through The Eyes Of Our Pet Fish, Fishley

15 Reasons To Love Kids & Their Pumpkins

20 Ways The Internet Has Changed Parenting Forever








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Serge Bielanko

Serge Bielanko writes about fatherhood for Babble Dad and about marriage stuff for Babble Voices at He Said/She Said. His writing has appeared in Esquire and The Huffington Post, as well as on his personal blog, Thunder Pie. He lives with his wife and two kids in central Pennsylvania. Read bio and latest posts → Read Serge's latest posts →

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