Halloween is a difficult time to be a parent. One week, your kid wants to be a princess. The next week, they want to be a witch. By the time you get close to the 31st, they’ve come up with an idea for a costume so niche there is no way Spirit Halloween can provide it.
Being a parent on Halloween is a difficult balance because you remember what it’s like to be a kid on Halloween. You remember the struggle of your parents making you wear a winter coat over your costume, rendering the costume functionally useless. At the same time, it is 45 degrees outside, and your parent brain can’t have your 6-year-old wearing short sleeves in those conditions. You remember your parents refusing to help you carry your giant sack of candy around the neighborhood. On the other hand, you don’t want to carry 5 pounds of candy for the next two hours; no way, no how! If you’re a parent, I hope you have a happy Halloween this year and that you don’t have any crises about candy, costumes, or anything else this spooky season.