After all, the photo lines from the Babies' second birthday party (in June) are still hanging in the dining room. I am still carrying a white purse, the ceramic pumpkin is still stashed in the hall closet from last year, and if it were Christmas Eve, I'd still be shopping.
I was thrilled when I saw Multiples and More's Question of the Week:
Do you coordinate your multiples Halloween costumes or do you let them do their own thing? What are some of your favorite costume combos?
It was a great reason to get an early start on planning this year's costume selection (and possibly avoid the last-minute panic trip to Target).
Do we coordinate?
You bet your candy corn we do!
Do you let them do their own thing?
Nope. Not yet! This is one area where they have yet to form an opinion, so I plan on taking full advantage of their indifference while I can. I do consider their interests, though. (See below). Does that count?
What are some of your favorite costume combos?
For their first Halloween, we used their nicknames as inspiration for their costumes: Drew Bear and Emi-Bee.
Last year, we used clothes we already owned to pull together a coordinating look to pay homage to Marty's favorite hockey team, the Carolina Hurricanes. Drew was a hockey player and Emily was a Storm Squad cheerleader (minus the fake tan and belly button ring).
This year, they love Mickey Mouse Clubhouse! (Yes, we finally caved). We are also going on vacation to Disney World during the first week of October. Together, the choice was so easy that I didn't even need Toodles or a Mouseketool to help me pick this year's duo:
Add in a sick day for mommy where all she felt like doing was sleeping and surfing the Internet, and
I am ALL EARS!