Halloween didn’t go as planned for us… We had a sick little one who was upset all day, he refused to get in his Batman costume, I didn’t get any pictures, and we went home Halloween night feeling a little defeated. I sat and thought about it while I was writing this and why is it that I feel defeated? Why? My little boy is too little to remember this Halloween, I did what I needed to and was where I need to be as a mom that night. I was at home taking care of my sick little boy who needed me way more than I needed a picture of him in his Halloween costume. We went to 3 houses trick-or-treating, and that is really all he needed. Then, I snuck all my favorite treats (hello M&M’s, SNICKERS, & STARBURSTS) out of his bag. I feel like social media can be such a great thing, but it also can be so hard and put un-needed expectations in our minds of what we “think” our holidays or days need to look like, but in reality, sometimes we need to take a step back and see what we need our days to look like, what our little ones need, and give us our own expectations. No our Halloween wasn’t picture perfect or a fun night for anyone, but I was right where I needed to be and that is all I can want in my night.
I hope your Halloween was what and where you needed to be, whether it be at work working to provide your family, taking care of a sick little one, or out trick-or-treating on the town. You are doing amazing mama, don’t be so hard on yourself.