There has been some concern for a few weeks that Mila may not play along with this year's Halloween plan. I thought we would manage to squeeze in one more year of Alexis getting to dictate everyone's costumes, but early indications are that Mila is riding the Nope Train all the way to Nopeville. Which, if she sticks to her plan filled with nopes, there will be much disappointment. Alexis ROCKED the duo thing again this year.
I have a week to figure out what sort of bribery might convince Mila to play along. Which, I think maaaaaaaybe I found an angle.
We go to Zoo Boo every year because Zoo Boo is a good time. There's not a lot of candy to be had and it's always crazy crowded, but additional opportunities to wear costumes are good. Also good are the little haunted house and a chance to just hang out for a few hours. I'm a big fan of spending time together while pretending the house isn't trashed, you know?
This year's Zoo Boo lived up to expectations. I didn't even bother to try to get either of the girls to wear their "real" costumes because I may only get one shot at convincing Mila to play things my way. Alexis' costume is really only amazing with Mila's, so that was that. Alexis made herself a bunny tail and I convinced Mila to wear a tutu and some wings.
Mila added one little item to her costume. A feed bag.
Mila very literally hung her candy bag around her neck and threatened to cut anyone who tried to move it. She kept her candy nice and close so that she could eat it as quickly as she collected. Which, she succeeded. The girl left with LESS candy than she arrived with, thanks to the fact that she not only ate everything she got, she also ate the "starter" bag of Skittles I gave her to remind her how to trick-or-treat.
So, when Monday rolls around and it's time for Mila to put on her for-real costume, I'm going to add a feed bag to it. Feed bags filled with candy are most definitely this season's "in" accessory.