Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Thinking Ahead

I'll be going back to work soon, and before I know it, Halloween will be upon us and I will have failed to think of a costume for Emma's first Halloween. I definitely don't want her to wear one of those uncomfortable rayon numbers, so I thought I would start brainstorming now. What should she be?? There are so many ideas to choose from:

Andy would like this one:
How about a Peep?
Or a whoopee cushion?
Or this?
Ok, this isn't even funny. Even I can't joke about this one (for those of you that don't know, I don't exactly love Elmo). I shudder to think of my child dressed this way.I think there's a fine line between humor and cruelty.

Ok, time to get serious. Here are the ideas I have come up with so far and this is where you come in. Each have their pros and cons, and plus, decisions like this are too big for me to make on my own, so vote for the idea that you like the best.

The classic:This is a Tom Arma costume that I love. Pros: it's warm, it's easy and SO adorable. Cons: there will be 532 other babies dressed as pumpkins.

The family ideaIf Emma dressed up as the Cat in the Hat, Andy and I can dress up with her as Thing 1 and Thing 2. Pros: It's cute, more original, and Andy and I can participate with minimal effort. Cons: The Cat in the Hat is a boy and I'm not sure I could keep that huge hat on her head all night. Then she'd just be a baby in a bib.

We also had the idea to dress up as the Flintstones, Star Wars characters, or Wizard of Oz characters, but those have all been vetoed for various reasons.

So here it is! Leave a comment for your vote, or give us another idea to ponder. Those of you that have been frightened of the comment button thus far, fear not! This is your chance! Seize the moment! Grab the bull by the horns! Just vote, ok?

*disclaimer- The Stegners do not intend to dress their precious baby as a whoopee cushion, piece of pizza, turkey or Peep. No Emmas were harmed during the making of this blog.

3 sweet somethings said:

Brad Roberts said... Best Blogger Tips

I vote for an eM&Ma :) Pros: do I really have to give you the pros of M&M's? Cons: ok, seriously? there are no cons.

Deb said... Best Blogger Tips

I like the pumpkin. You and Andy could be scarecrows. Or, Emma could be Snow White with you guys as two of the dwarfs.

Tonia said... Best Blogger Tips

I like the Dr.Suess!