Over the past few weeks we’ve been trying to get Bubbles to tell us what she wants to be for Halloween. Every time we’d talk about it, though, she would declare that she just wanted to be “a kid” for Halloween. I showed her costumes of all her favorite characters: Rapunzel, Cinderella, Tinker Bell, even an Angry Bird’s costume for girls.
Finally Bubbles decided she wanted to be a puppy (not sure if that was the influence of the Bubble Guppies Halloween episode, or not, but hey). Except I hadn’t seen a single puppy in all our trips to various costume departments. Looking online didn’t provide a lot of help; really, the only site I’d have enough turn around time to order from was Amazon, and there was a surprising lack of decent puppy costumes there, also.
I happened to mention our conundrum to my mother-in-law and the next day she showed up at our house with a puppy costume. That woman is resourceful. It was the last one they had in the store she visited, and it just happened to be toddler-size. It is just a tiny bit small, but for one night, it will be perfect.
Once we had the costume down, we started talking about what to expect on Halloween. We practiced knocking on the door and saying “Trick or Treat!” to the point that Bubbles would actually go knock on the inside of our door and yell “Trick or Treat!” Then she spied her Mickey Mouse trick or treat pail in our bedroom and wanted to do a full dry-run.
So I gave her the pail, had her say “Trick or Treat! I’m a puppy!” and then I dropped a couple of chocolates in her bucket so she knew what the effect would be to her cause. This is where everything suddenly connected for her and she looked up at me wide-eyed and said “People are going to give me CANDY and CHOCOLATE?!” As soon as I nodded my head, she started bouncing around the living room “Whoo hoo”-ing.
With as much excitement as we’ve already had around here, tonight’s activities should be fun. Even if it does rain with wind gusts, like the weatherman is calling for. I hope you enjoy your evening, too!