Tag Archives: Halloween

If You Don’t Let Your Kid Pick Their Own Costume, You’re A Monster

By: C.J. (age 11) Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays because I get to dress up however I want and go walking around outside and nobody judges me. I love it when nobody judges me. I always … Continue reading

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Our Halloween Costume Evolution

Following is a short recap of each of CJ’s Halloweens (it’s also our month in review for October from Instagram). I plan to add to this post each Halloween because I’ve heard from people that it’s helpful to read as … Continue reading

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Another Drag Queen Halloween for My Son

I’m good at managing expectations and preparing my children for disappointment. That being the case, I have spent the last year telling C.J. that no Halloween ever in the history of Halloweens will compare to the one he had last … Continue reading

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All The Details From Our Night With Bob The Drag Queen

I kept a big secret for two weeks. It was stressful and exhausting. And, so, so worth it. Shortly after I wrote about C.J. dressing up as Bob The Drag Queen for Halloween, Bob contacted me. I just about died. … Continue reading

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Trick-or-Treating Purse First

Halloween is a night for boys to dress up as their heroes: firefighters, police officers, military personnel, baseball players and superheroes. My nine-year-old son C.J. is no different from most boys. He’ll dress up as his hero for Halloween. His … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned From Letting My Son Dress Up As A Girl For Halloween

Halloween is a time when Matt and I are reminded of how much we’ve evolved as parents. From three-year-old C.J. wanting to be Snow White and us convincing him to be a skeleton to now – when I steam his … Continue reading

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My Son as Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods

“What are you going to be for Halloween?” one of my son’s male classmates asked him today. I waited nervously to see what C.J. would say. “A lawyer,” he replied. I smiled. My son was spinning the truth. I’m in … Continue reading

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