I did it. I survived my first Halloween with a Toddler. My vision of having a blissful toddler who enjoyed dressing up was quickly smashed the second I made her put on the tutu that I so proudly made. On top of that, my husband had to go out of town last minute and now my dreams of a happy family trick-or-treating experience were only a wish.
However, thankfully, my stepson stepped up and really helped me get Reese ready and was willing to go trick-or-treating with us. Mind you, he is a pre-teen who no longer enjoys trick-or-treating, but he loves his sister so much he is willing to do anything for her. The power of sibling love is strong. Thank goodness. With the help of my stepson, we were able to get Reese ready for the occasion and we had a great time hanging out with our neighbors to pass out candy. He is a great toddler wrangler.
Here are a few of our Halloween highlights!
DIY Halloween Craft Idea – Pumpkin Solo Cups
DIY Halloween Costume: Lil Black Cat
I was inspired by The Unoriginal Mom to make my own Halloween Costume for Reese. You can see below she was thrilled to wear the tutu. You can see my stepson’s feet behind her as he is trying to distract her with no luck.
As for her costume, that was the easiest part of our Halloween adventures and it was super easy to put together. (Check out the link above for more instructions). Reese will not wear bows or hair clips, so I bought her a cat headband from Target. I already had a black onesie and leggings from Old Navy in the closet. I only made the tutu with a cattail and painted whiskers on her face.
Eventually she got past her tantrum and enjoyed wearing her black tutu. Here is the happy girl that I know.
Reese only made it to one house to trick-or-treat. She enjoyed running in the street more than I would have liked. The one house that we visited Reese was more interested in moving their lights around than the candy. Maybe next year she will get trick-or-treating.
However, she enjoyed hanging out with her neighborhood bumble bee buddy and watching the fog machine. She would stare at the fog in awe and say, “woo!” It was the cutest thing I’ve seen. I love living Halloween through the eyes of a child.
The only candy that she truly enjoyed was a box of Nerds that she kept shaking over and over as noise maker. That night, I was a mean mommy and didn’t let her enjoy any candy because I was so exhausted from chasing her down the street that I did not want to chance her being up all night cranky! Perhaps, I will play nice mommy and give her a few pieces today.
How was your Halloween? Did you survive?