Phew, it has been a long but good weekend. In fact, the weekend was so good that I still haven’t had a chance to let everyone know how I did on the ol’ I’m gonna be a better father by dressing up for Halloween vow.
The first thing I learned about my newly found desire to be one of those dads who dresses up for Halloween with his kids is that it takes a bit more preparation than waking up the morning of Halloween and thinking, oh crap, I was going to dress up for Halloween and I have no idea what I’m going to be or where I’m going to get a costume on the morning of Halloween.
Both Casey and Addie were a bit shocked by my revelation that I had decided to dress up for Halloween, and Addie had gotten pretty excited about it. She reminded me almost daily that she was going to have me dress up in one of those pink bunny costumes like you see on The Christmas Story. Typical me, however, nodded my head and went about my day as if I still had several months before it came time to make plans for Halloween.
I went to work Halloween morning just like any other morning and came home with my ready-made excuses as to why I wouldn’t be following through on my promise for Halloween this year. Before the excuses came flying out of my mouth, Casey stepped in with my Doofennshmirtz costume from last year and told me to get changed.
Aside from Vivi’s mid-trick-or-treat meltdown and everyone thinking I was dressed as some kind of surgeon, we all had a really good Halloween this year.
Here is some evidence that I followed through with my promise:
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