This past week my husband and I made a family of electric jellyfish costumes for us and our kids for Halloween. I usually start making costumes in September as it’s one of the highlights of my year, but as you might know from my last email, the past several+ weeks have been really hard and overwhelming.
A couple of days before Halloween, we finally got started. The task seemed overwhelming. We tried to engineer back harnesses to hold the costumes up and make them hands-free but failed, hours of time lost. October 30th at 10:00 pm, exhausted in a sea of fabric scraps, zip ties, and tangled fairy lights, I was ready to call it quits, scrounge up something from our dress-up box for the kids to trick-or-treat in and call it a day.
But our costume-making tradition is about more than just “making awesome costumes.” It’s a time when our kids come up with an idea, and we show them that anything is possible. Whatever crazy idea they can come up with can be made a reality if they just work hard to make it come true. That creativity has no limits.