I believe this is the first year we’ve actually worn family-themed costumes for Halloween.
I’m kind of, ridiculously thrilled it came together.
I had to do a load of crazy of shopping. There was a time that I truly enjoyed wasting my time strolling through shops. These days, I can never find enough time, so finding the right pieces for our costumes was an adventure in maximizing my routes for fuel, and my skills in treasure hunting.
I’ve been dying to dress my girls like the Despicable Me girls since the movie came out 2010. We were missing one daughter, so I thought, it’d never happen. Plus, I wasn’t sure which character I could be. Then this year, Despicable Me 2 came out, and I knew I could dress as Lucy “Lipstick Taser” girl, however, we’re still missing a daughter.
I happened to mention this to my friend Anita, and she asked me a simple question, “why not now?” She basically told me that we didn’t have to have every member, we could even use a doll. It was just that little perspective shift that drove me into action a week before Halloween.
Truth is, Halloween, isn’t my favorite holiday. I’m not a fan of the ghoulish, scary, and horrifying bits of Halloween. But I do the Halloween stuff for the kids, because they love it. I try my best to find the fun, whimsical, and darling Halloween ideas we can use in our family.
The most rewarding part of all this?
These girls. It makes me smile to see their joy, excitement, and gratitude. They are fun to delight.
I’m thankful my husband totally goes along with our family antics.
From our little family to yours, we wish you all a very Despicable Me Halloween.