You know, I've been debating this for the longest time. To dress the kids or not to dress the kids? Last year didn't go so well. We were given 3 ducky/chick suits & they were so cute. We looked forward to dressing them up. Well, after 30 minutes of trying to get them in the suits, sweating up a storm doing it & having fussy babies all for 5 minutes of harried picture taking was not exactly what I had envisioned. Needless to say, I have been reliving the experience & wondering if it was even worth trying it this year.
Besides that, it seems as though triplets "must" be dressed in some theme. Seriously. Not that I don't like the idea b/c I do BUT it makes it that much harder to think of costumes. I like to be original so this makes the task even harder. Sure, there are super cute ideas out there like the 3 little pigs, Wizard of Oz (me being Dorothy & the kids being the Lion, Tin Man, & Scarecrow), & a few other ideas. Well, all those take some money & honestly, if the kids are only going to wear the costumes for 5 minutes, I'm not going to pay $20-30 per costume. That is just silly. I rather get them jeans that can be worn over & over again.
So, the dilemma is still present. To dress them or not to dress them.
On the playground a couple of weeks ago, Jane said she had a pair of angel wings that we could use. I thought that would be cute. But what kind of "theme" could I come up with? Hmmm, I have some devil horns. AH HA! GOT IT! How about 2 angels & a devil? The hunt for wings began. I was at Target & found the whole devil get up for $9.99. Tail, horns & bow tie for Ian. All I need now is either all black clothes or all red clothes. That is something he can wear again so I don't mind spending the money.
What about angel wings & a halo? Did I really want to use my neighbor's wings & not have the girls match? Yet another issue. Luckily, while I was shopping at Kroger's (of all places), I found really cute angel wings & a halo for $7.99. PERFECT! I bought 2. I have white shirts & will make the girls white tutus. I can't wait!
I tried the wings on the girls & they kept them on. That is a good sign. I think that we will actually go trick or treating this year! I'm even going to dress up their wagon & trailer. I'm going to use poster board to make the wagon a cloud & then make flames for the trailer.
Todd & I may even dress up. It is actually going to be a fun family affair. I am looking forward to it!