Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration. For the kids, I love Halloween. I get to steal their excess candy. What's not to love? I enjoy dressing them up and taking their pictures, and maybe even slapping a little makeup on Ava. (This year, we're going as a mother-daughter team from Toddlers and Tiaras. Just kidding).
I even like decorating my house. I just picked up some giant spiders from Target, along with some webbing, so this weekend, they will take over my front porch. I like pumpkins, I like ghosts, etc. And I love perusing Pinterest for more decorating ideas!
all images via Pinterest
I also like cooking anything sweet with pumpkin. Paula Deen's pumpkin bars are definitely getting made this week:
I also think this is hilarious. Unfortunately, it would give Ava nightmares for years to come:
But here's what I hate: adult costumes. We're invited to a couple of Halloween parties, and I'm trying hard to be a good sport, but I am so bad at coming up with good costumes it isn't even funny. I feel like you're supposed to do something as a couple, and so far, Morgan and I are coming up empty. My only idea so far has been Teresa and Joe Guidice from Real Housewives of NJ.
I thought it would be funny to get Morgan to spend the evening in a wife beater, but he wasn't so amused. He seems to want to reprise a costume of his from about 10 years ago. He calls it "Count Blackjackula." He dressed up as a vampire, but instead of a cape, he donned a felt tablecloth for a poker table.
I'm at a loss and just can't decide what to be. I'll probably end up with a prefab costume from a Halloween shop. Honestly, though, there aren't that many costumes for women that aren't some slutty version of something. Sluttly Alice in Wonderland? Check. Slutty maid? Check. Slutty cheerleader? Check. Thanks, costume industry. Oh, and I've even noticed that a lot of the little girls' costumes are taking on a tawdry appearance. Nice. No need for them to have their own boobs! Just put some fake ones in a costume and let them pretend to be 19!
Oh, and yes, I do see the incongruity in my wanting to dress as a RHONJ while bereating costumes being too sexy. But being Teresa is funny. So it's different.
If you have suggestions about what we can be, please leave them in the comments below. Otherwise, I may end up as another one of Count Blackjackula's victims.