Monday, November 1, 2010

A TORTURED HALLOWEEN

Christopher was not to excited this year about dressing up in costume. Brian and I assumed we had a couple more years of dressing him up as we wanted but that apparently is not going to be the case.

The original plan (which was freaking-fantastic) was for Christopher to dress up in a gorilla costume (a.k.a. King Kong) while Brian and I dressed up as skyscrapers. I personally thought it would be a riot to carry Christopher around and have it look like King Kong was climbing the tall buildings.  We even bought toy airplanes to attach to our costumes and for Christopher to play with.

But I guess we were one year too late. Christopher pretty much threw a screaming, tortured-like fit when we tried to get him in the gorilla costume. Gaga managed to get him in it long enough for one picture to be taken.

After the whining and crying we decided to go a different route. I know! Thomas the Train! The kid loves Thomas, surely he'll want to wear a costume of his favorite person in the whole world!

That's a negative ghost rider.

He just doesn't like costumes. Period.

He threw the mother of all melt-downs at Jonas and Shaina's Halloween Party. He refused to be in any of the pictures with the other kids. He just kept asking to take off the costume. At my breaking point, we packed up and headed home. We didn't get to go trick-or-treating with everyone like I had hoped.

When we were close to home we decided to give it another shot. We got out of the car we coaxed him into putting his costume on for "one minute." Telling him that we would go to one house and then he could take it off.

Well one house is all it took. Once he realized that people gave him things when he went to the door he didn't want to stop. "One more house," he would say, holding a single finger in the air. "One more house." One more turned into eight and we finally decided to call it a night.

Needless to say, Christopher has been asking this morning if we can go "trick-or-treat." Maybe next year we'll have more success. In the mean time, here are the pictures from last night.


Pre-Meltdown.

Headed to the Broad's.

Ryan (the garden gnome) was very perplexed by Caleb (Jason).

Hunter, Shaina and Trevor.

The melt-down time-out.

"Let's try it for one minute."

I think I'm getting the hang of this.

"One more house."

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