With one of my children far past the age in which I can dress him in whatever costume is either cute or hysterical blackmail fodder, the other one bears the brunt of my Psychosis, Halloween Variety. As you might have guessed, it’s the little one that I’m referring to.

Exhibit A: Last Year’s Costume

Name: Halloweenier

Exhibit B: This Year’s Costume

What the hell IS that costume?


Name: Hedgehog.

Go here if you want to see some more photos of Alex in action.

And in a stunning display of choosing a costume I would *never* have chosen, and furthering the notion that biology plays hardly any role in Ben’s life, Ben was a…

I don’t have a reference photo for last year, since I couldn’t catch him before he ran off, but he was Darth Vader. Exactly the OTHER costume I wouldn’t have chosen for him. Ever.

Between my busted foot and Alex’s decision to get up a whole 2 hours earlier than normal, we were in no real shape for Trick or Treating. Thankfully, other people were able to take Ben, saving Dave and I from the delightful and titillating screams of my second son.

Alex, it seems, is just simply not old enough for Halloween. And apparently I am getting too creaky to do it myself. To top it off, those damn kids were on my lawn again. Me, without my cane.

31 thoughts on “The Halloweenier Grows Spikes

  1. Really? Hedgehog? I would have guessed, uh, I dunno. But not hedgehog. And my boys were Darth Vader and Jango Fett for Halloween this year. I’m thankful I didn’t have to find a General Grievous costume. Really.

  2. OMG, that hedgehog costume was damn cute. Good thing he was able to wear short sleeves as it was quite warm last night.

    My 7 year old was Jango Fett and anytime someone asked him if he was Boba Fett, he’d get really pissed.

    My 3 year old bailed at the last minute. He was terrified to go treating and asked to be put to bed early.

  3. Since I wasn’t reading your blog last year to enjoy commenting on Alex’s LAST costume … I swear he looks like a hot dog on a lettuce platter with the way he’s situated on the bouncy!

    But hedge hog is AWESOME!!!

  4. For a second, I thought there was a fox or some sort of animal sprouting out of Alex’s head (or costume head, I should say) and I wondered what kind of cannibilistic animal that he was suppose to be! But once the dog moved out of frame (heh) I got it! So cute!

  5. Not only are girls more fun to dress every day, but the Halloween costumes are better to (although the little hot dog was cute enough to eat). You’re going to be in for a real treat with Amelia.

    The funniest part of the our evening was when we saw someone dressed as a giant PacMan. My daughter said, “Look at the big moon.” I said, “It’s not a moon, honey.” She said, “Oh, it’s cheese.” Generation gaps… gotta love’m.

  6. Hmmm hedgehog, eh? I was thinking “bear” or “dog”, still too damn cute! Loved Ben’s costume! Soon he’ll be making up his own “costumes”. My 11 year old was a “tricked out ballerina” whatever the hell THAT is! Hope your foot is feelin better and Alex sleeps longer for ya!

  7. That hot dog costume is amazing.

    I never ended up with one little enough to hang out in a bunting costume at Halloween time. Which is too bad, they’re all so painfully hilarious.

    I dig the Storm Trooper.

    Next year when we have two we’re going to have to do something ridiculous and themed and matching if the Chipmunk will have it.

    On that first picture of the Hedgehog costume I thought the dog’s head was part of the costume and that it was some sort of bizarre amalgam of animal heads.

  8. Are you already planning what Amelia will be for next year? Can you believe you’re going to have a baby girl by then?
    How long before your poor foot is healed?

  9. so your hedge hog? cutest thing ever!
    I remember one year when Maddy was about that age, she wore her costume for the whole day so very excited! But as the night came she refused! She would not be in costume for any of the candy gatherers as they came to our door…sigh! I think they’re all a bit young for halloween at that age.

    I love your storm trouper! My boys would LOVE that!
    One of mine was Neo….yup, he’s getting too old to beg for candy!

  10. I like the hedgehog costume! We pretty much had to bribe Lovebug to wear his Thomas costume – and he’s the one who picked it out. I too look forward to next year and having one that I can dress any way I want.

  11. I do love me some hedgehog! I had the entire cast of Star Wars show up at my party I think. I wanted to rip Princess L’s sidebuns off for bringing her twin five-year old boys here with fucking light sabres! When they were stuffing their faces with candy, I stole the damn things and hid them. The rest of the night, Team Star Wars was looking for their assault weapons, and I’d just say, “Sorry, Honey, but I have no idea where they could be.”

    Take that, you dumb bunhead bitch!

  12. I LOVE the hedgehog! Last year, T was a dementor from Harry Potter, Alex was a monkey. The year before, BOTH kids were Darth Vaders, and this year, T wore a ‘scream’ mask and the bottom half of the dementor costume so he and his 12 year old boy group of crazies could ‘work’ at a neighbor’s haunted house and scare people. They tried to pretend that they were too old to trick or treat, but he came home with a FULL bag of candy. Alex was Ghost Rider, so I had two scary boys.

  13. Ha! I also thought the second hedgehog picture was with a fox head on top. I thought perhaps it was a hedgehog in a fox fur coat.

  14. Oh just you wait– you will soon have a girl to dress too… in a princess costume I am sure– because that is ALL they are ever…. there was a room full of princesses at school the other day when I dropped the boys off…..

    so funny!

  15. Freaking adorable! Love the hedgehog. My son has been Yoda, Darth Vadar, and a Jedi Knight now. He says next year he will be a Storm Trooper. I don’t get it either.

  16. That weiner costume is priceless! And I thought hedgehog 😉 We don’t celebrate Halloween here in SA but it is growing slowly in the circles of suburbs where children live… who knows maybe by the time I have kids it’ll be as big as it is over there 😉

  17. Did that hot dog come with fries? How could you not eat those cheeks?! Way too cute all around! Ben’s StormTrooper is sure to instill fear in the hearts of the rebel alliance. 🙂

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