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#1 of 7 Old 09-26-2002, 06:38 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Do you let toddlers pick out their Halloween costume?:How have other mamas of toddlers done it? Do you give them 2 choices? I really wanted to have matching costumes but my dd wants to be whatever her older cousins are...she doesn't understand she can only be one thing.
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I have always picked my childrens costumes or at least had athe final say. Usually it boils down to what we can afford, what we have the "ingredients" for and what I am capable of making. Also I will not letr my children wear those plastic monstrosities you get at discount stores. And I want them to be able to hold up to many hours of dress up play in the future. We also go with a family theme (Last year we had a Mermaid, lobster and sea shell thank you Martha Stewart ) Halloween costumes are something we start thinking of way in advance too and see always has lots of ideas to offer and in the six years she has been alive she has never refused playing dress up or collecting candy so if she doesn't get to be exactly what she wants to be it is not like she misses out.

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this is a spiritual question? No offense, but the forum placement was kinda confusing...
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Within the limits of budget and family beliefs about what would be appropriate, sure, why not??? Is that not half the fun?

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Clarity--

Yes, Halloween is actually a religious holiday. The pagans call it Samhain, the Christians used to call it All Hallow's Eve. In Mexico, it is the Day of the Dead.

It's a spook holiday! Spirits, spooks, the thinning of the veil between types of reality. That's why all the emphasis on witches, ghosts, and skeletons.
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Daryl I get that (the halloween issue, quite extensively since dd and dh are both born then) but whether toddlers should choose costumes seems to be more1 a parenting thing than a belief thing.
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Oh, OK, gotcha~
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