Monday, October 31, 2011

You better watch out...

You better not cry
You better not pout
I'm tellin' you why
Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Somewhere during the hottest part of the summer, my incredibly creative 3 year old was asked what he wanted to be for Halloween.  He promptly and enthusiastically replied "Santa Claus!"

I'm thinking, "This is going to be a very bad idea.  Somewhere in middle school, the kids will hear about this, and he'll never live it down."  Derek, meanwhile, is thinking "AWESOME!"
We let it go for a while, thinking he'd change his mind.  Nope.  Santa.  Every time.  Derek asked his facebook friends whether this was a good idea.  As the only dissenting opinion, I was overruled, and the Christmas-o-ween was born.

Ho Ho Ho!  Happy Halloween!

But since we agreed that Jay could be Santa, we decided to go all the way.  Because really, how many years can you do a family theme costume?  The days are long, but the years are short.  So Luke became an elf, and Derek and I became the reindeer.  I'm going with Vixen, just so it sounds like I was something cool for Halloween.  Dear Hubby was Rudolph, complete with flashing red nose (thank you dollar spot!).

(Luke was NOT a fan of the elf hat!)

(Okay, I have to admit.  It was a cute idea.  And he was an adorable Santa.)

Look!  It's Sush!  She'll do us no harm on Halloween!

And Miss Sue!  She always has special candy for her special elves.

What's an elf outfit without the elf slippers?

I waited until the VERY last minute to make the costumes, thinking the kid would change his mind.  He didn't.  I went shopping on Friday (THREE days prior to the holiday, mind you!) and when I picked him up that afternoon, I excitedly told him that I'd found the stuff to make his costume.  His reply?

"I changed my mind.  I want to be something else for Halloween."

Oh no you don't, kid.  Not after I drug your LaLa to 15 different discount stores searching for a red sweatsuit, you don't!  Not after we bought a cheap tree skirt to make the fur collar and cuffs!  I got a red flashing nose for your daddy!  You ARE going to be Santa, you little stinker!  

But after seeing it, he came around again, and was pretty excited about it.  And while I was definitely not in favor of this idea in the first place, I gotta admit.  I came around too.  It was seriously cute, and really fun for the whole family to dress up together.

Merry Halloween from the Foster Four!


lynette said...

You ALL are TOO cute! I was waiting and waiting for these pictures ever since your mother shared that Jay wanted to be Santa for Halloween! I think Jay thought that Santa should receive lots of candy in appreciation for ALL the gifts he gives to everyone at Christmas! :)

Sush said...

The VERY highlight of my Halloween was opening the door to Santa and his Elf and Reindeer! Cutest costumed family ever!!!

And if y'all ever quit Trick-or-Treating in these here parts I'll be very very sad....just sayin'!

Cara Lynn said...

Jen, I don't usually promote a particular retailer since there's usually a reason that someone doesn't like them...but Gymboree has the cutest Santa pajamas right now. If for some reason, Jay wants to dress as Santa for Thanksgiving or even Christmas.