Who do you want to be today?

Like you, we’ve had Halloween catalogs on our table, under beds and stashed behind curtains since July. Gabe and Mary lovingly peruse every catalog and circle their favorites. I try to steer them towards literary characters (Narnia for the whole family!) or at least costumes we already own(the older kids are happy to just pull from the box).

They, of course, ignore me completely. But since they change their mind every two minutes, I’m not buying until October 15th.

Today, Gabe wants to be the Dark Knight. Don’t you think you should be old enough to see the movie before you dress like the main character?

And Miss Mary is completely eschewing my collection of, um, 6 princess gowns and wants to be a go-go girl.

But Gabe’s best ideas are reserved for Erik and I. He brought me his favorite rumpled catalog yesterday and showed me a photo he’d circled and starred********.

“It’s perfect for you and Dad!”

Yeah. Right. I’ll be ordering that today.

September 22, 2008



  1. Chelle

    September 23, 2008

    isn’t that you in the picture? I would swear that it is…. ; )

  2. katherine

    September 23, 2008

    That last picture makes me smile!

  3. hans

    September 24, 2008

    Why do I have to wait for blog posts to hear this stuff?

  4. Life Trekking Mama

    September 24, 2008


  5. Denise

    September 24, 2008

    Double, no triple dog dare you.

  6. Brett Nielson

    September 24, 2008

    Hey Michelle,

    Can you tell me where I can get one of those costumes for Claudia?



  7. Jan Russell

    September 24, 2008

    Omigosh, I was already laughing when I saw the picture and now Hans and Brett have me rolling!

  8. Shannon

    September 25, 2008

    You’d be the hit of the classroom parties! LOL.

    Patrick wants to be the “black Batman” as well. I’ve been trying to talk him into old school Batman without much luck.

  9. Tracy

    September 25, 2008

    Can’t wait to see your pictures!

  10. Mama

    September 25, 2008

    Mason has also been demanding to be “Dark Knight Batman with all the accessories.” Sigh. He was Batman LAST year. Doesn’t he know I need variety in my pictures?? I am trying to convince him to be a knight.

    Ben is going to be Elvis. Hee hee.

    Charlie is going to be a vampire. Love him.

  11. Blue

    September 26, 2008

    Wait, weren’t you two Doctor and Nurse last year? Cause Doc & I were kind of hoping to borrow your outfits for this year. We thought maybe we could swap, and you could use our Bill & Hilary outfits 😉
    (kidding of course!)

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