You Don't Have to Make Your Kids' Halloween Costumes
I'll say it again:
You don't have to make your kids' Halloween costumes.
The normal part of your brain knows this, but the nonsense part of your brain just saw the store-bought Spiderman costume in your cart and added a heap of points to your Bad Mom scoreboard. First of all, burn that scoreboard. It's stupid and mean. Second of all - and listen closely - you're still a baller mom if you don't make your kids' costumes.
Maybe you're like my friend, Stacey, who's a former elementary school teacher and gets downright giddy making stuff for her kids. P.S. Their Halloween costumes are FLY. But that stuff is her hobby and brings her joy. Mine is watching The Walking Dead and making brownies. Yours might be running or reading or sleeping for as long as possible. All of these are wonderful things. Bless all of us and what makes us tick.
Just remember, especially in the fall when everything and its mama is handmade, you aren't a bad person if you don't make stuff yourself. That's why Target exists, people. If you don't want to make the costume, for the love be kind to yourself and just buy the thing.