:::::GIVEAWAY AT END OF POST:::::I grew up in a country where we didn’t celebrate Halloween. There were no decorated houses, no dress-ups and *gasp* no trick or treating. I enjoyed Halloween vicariously through American sitcoms on TV. I could taste the candy…almost. Fast forward thirty odd years and skip a continent and here I am – not in America – but in Australia and who knew, but Aussies celebrate Halloween! Yeah, baybee! The first couple of years were easy – a Miss M was a witch (read: old black t-shirt of mine, with edges cut in zig-zags and a pointy hat), Little Man was a tiger and Baby G wanted to be a bunny – easy! A onesie with a pompom sewn on the bum, some bunny ears (left over from the #2 shop at Easter time) and some face-paint. I can face-paint like a champ, so we were all happy.
Daddy and Baby G. This melts my heart.
This year, Miss M asked if we could look in the shops for costumes. There are 2 options – really hot (temperature-wise) Superhero costumes and really hot (as in sexy) other costumes. What gives? Apparently, from what I see on sale online and at the shops, my little girl can go as a) a sexy pirate (hollywoodheartbreaker.com), b) a sexy cat or c) sexy Alice in Wonderland. Fabulous.
So, here’s my question for you. Are Halloween costumes for kids getting too sexy, or am I a prude?
Here’s the fun part! I will be giving away this adorable baby pea-in-a-pod costume, by AussieBuby.com! They have a range of amazing, beautifully-made costumes on their website, so please check them out.
Baby Peas Pod Onesie Romper Costume by aussieBuby.com
To win this awesome costume for your baby, all you need to do is refer a friend to join They Call Me Mummy on Facebook and comment here. Best comment wins. The more friends you refer, the bigger chance you have of winning (and, of course, I’ll love you more than marshmallows). Share this page with your friends, your mothers’ groups…even random mamas at the park.
Motherhood is a privilege but sometimes, when we're covered in vegemite/vomit/poo, it's hard to remember just how lucky we mums are.
In another life I was an award-winning Copywriter with something to talk about other than the fact that Jason Mraz was on Sesame Street. I moonlighted as a Personal Trainer and Aerobics Instructor just for fun (because I was bored, what with all that annoying free time...)
In this life, I'm mum to three entertaining yet exhausting, delightful yet demanding, inspiring yet soul-sucking people I've ever met. I love them intensely and will go Mama Bear on anyone who dares try hurt them. Even on the days they seem bent on my destruction.
I am also the lucky winner of Cupid's lottery and somehow landed an incredible husband. The poor guy suffers through my adult ADHD with an admirable generosity of spirit and a wicked sense of humour. I think I'll keep him.
This blog captures my life. Sometimes warm & fuzzy, sometimes shriek-out-loud funny.
In my spare time (between 1am and 6am) I've been writing a series of children's books. Soon, I'll be publishing them and your kids are going to adore them, so watch this space.
WARNING: I'm an oversharer. Working on it. (Not really)