There are the kind of parents who make their kids’ Halloween costumes and then there are the kind who don’t. It’s not really a shades of grey sort of thing. We can all pretend homemade Halloween costumes don’t create a divide between us, but really, who are we kidding.
Let no parent among us doubt the undeniable truth that homemade Halloween costumes are infinitely cooler than anything we could ever buy in a store. As one-of-a-kind masterpieces of parental imagination, dedication and creative ability, homemade costumes don’t intend to a serve as a driving force between the parental species, they just do.
Last Halloween, when Boy Wonder made the bold and daring decision to dress up as the headless horseman, one look at the exorbitant price of that costume had me thinking of joining forces with the homemade costume parenting side. That was until I remembered who I was and the abilities that I didn’t possess.
Perhaps I could have at least tried to make his costume, but let’s be realistic, my 10-year-old wouldn’t have been happy with the result. In the end, Boy Wonder compromised on a cheap Grim Reaper costume that didn’t last longer than the 30 minutes spent inside it, but for 20 bucks and two clicks of my mouse, I felt I made the right decision for both of us. I’ll tell you something else, the candy tastes the same no matter what you’re wearing.
Have you ever made your kid a Halloween costume?