This years’s costumes are brought to you by Nintendo Mario Kart: Bowser, Toad, Princess Peach, Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong and Yoshi.
Steve tried putting costumes on the chopping block this year, which was understandable. We’ve had to simplify many things in lieu of the home renovation but this was not something the kids (and me) were ready to give up. However, this project was simplified by buying several costumes and then just making the boxes/karts. Each kid chose their character and as usual – I was left with whatever character wasn’t chosen – poor Toad!
Every year I say this – but every year it’s true – I’m not sure how much longer they’re going to be willing to do a family costume! People ask how in the world everyone agrees. We sit down and throw out ideas. We do some research and see if there’s enough costumes for 7 people – there’s usually three great ideas that we’re choosing between. The kids then decide which costume they would be in each theme and then we talk it out and some people are more vocal in swaying people to their idea. (As you can imagine, Steve would prefer no costumes at all but he is such a good sport and goes along with the fun!) And then this happens: Seven people in coordinating costumes. Its fun and they all look forward to it…for now. We’ll see how it goes next year!