Kids are only little for such a short period of time.
And I have three boys, no girls.
So, my window of opportunity to have my boys wear “cute” Halloween costumes is very small.
I figure it’s pretty much over once they hit kindergarten.
But, for now, they must be something cute.
They have been cute dinos(yes, there is such a thing as a cute dino- see Wednesday’s post), bunnies(Monkey’s choice for him and Bear one year), giraffes, blue fuzzy monsters(again, there’s such a thing as CUTE monsters), and then monkeys(yes, Monkey was a monkey).
But, when I took Monkey to his Halloween party yesterday at preschool, he was the only “cute” one there.
His class is made up of ALL boys. 12 4 year-old boys. (Yes, bless his teacher’s heart!)
The Halloween party saw superheroes, swat team costumes(2 of them, actually), skeletons, a few characters that I don’t really recognize other than knowing they are from sci-fi movies…and then one monkey.
Don’t get me wrong, at 4, they are all cute in their costumes. I’m not saying the kids weren’t cute.
But, the costumes were more grown up.
Things that could be worn in a few years with no weird looks(as long as they get bigger sizes, of course!)
There’s only that small window for cuteness in a costume when you have all boys.
One of the moms commented on Monkey’s costume, saying that she really wished her son had picked something like that, but he insisted on Darth Vadar and wouldn’t pick anything else.
We never had that problem at my house: I bought a monkey costume and a lion costume in Monkey’s size, brought them home, and told him that those were the costumes that he could pick from.
There’s plenty of time for him to get his say in what he wants to be. Mommy wants to keep him little for a little bit longer.
And he loved being a monkey, anyway.