One of my favorite parts of the year is choosing and making the boys' Halloween costumes. But this year, they decided that they wanted to go as Mario and Luigi. I spent hours thinking about how I'd make their costumes -- how much do a pair of overalls cost? felt for the hats? accessories? And it was adding up to a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money. And I knew I could get these costumes (not as cute, not as detailed, not as "I'm a good mom"-y) for about $20 a pop. And I decided to give myself permission to let this go this year. I ordered the costumes and they arrived one evening while I was off at my writing circle. When I came home, the boys were asleep and David told me that they loved their store bought costumes. And then, he showed me this series of photos that they staged.
1. Hello sir! We are Mario and Luigi!