So far I've been lucky to have my kids be completely on board about a family costume. I'll take it while I can get it because it's a riot for me.
This year we were the Scooby Doo Gang and a couple of phantoms/crooks. Jake and I spent plenty of time saying, "And we would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for those meddling kids!"
Tessa was Daphne, Cole was Shaggy, Paige was Velma, Sadie was Scooby Doo, and Gavin was Fred.
My very sweet mom came over and stayed at our house to hand out treats so that both Jake and I could go out with the family. I'd not had the chance to do that before since I'm always the one to opt for that job. We had a great time and because our part of the neighborhood is still new and under construction and without a lot of trick or treaters, the houses that were open for business loaded the kids up with candy. The good stuff. We are hoping that as the neighborhood is completed that it will look like it does a couple of blocks over on Halloween --a happening place.