Halloween Changes, Tweens and Foxes

You might find something(someone) missing in these photos. I’m calling this phase of our lives “The Tween Times.”


But it’s hard to not smile at the adorable and cuddly panda bear and the fantastic yet fashionable fox. What does the fox say? It turns out our whole neighborhood is over 78 years old or doesn’t have internet access as not one person understood why Esther was asking that question after she said “Trick or Treat.” Also, they were stumped by what a fox really says.


I’m glad my kids choose costumes that are warm so we can layer and stay cozy when it’s only 42 degrees on Halloween night. It’s better than having to put your snowsuit over your costume like I used to have to do.

snowsuits for halloween

But still – I didn’t get a picture of Eloise this year. It’s weird and good and strange and okay when your child reaches the age when they would rather go with a friend…and thus leave an empty space in my photo lens. Eloise was Cat Girl and I’m sure she was fabulous. And her smile, stories and bag of a candy when she returned later than usual – at 9:30- told me that she had an amazing time. And I know she has many more years to celebrate Halloween with us. And maybe I just need to catch her in a picture at 3:30 before she goes with her friends. If she lets me. I’ll have to bribe her with an iPhone or something.


I did not dress–up this year which was a huge disappointment to my kids. After Effie and The Pioneer Woman - it turns out that I peaked too early.


If you loved our costumes but you are are still partying this weekend and need some costume ideas – well The Wisest Kid has you covered.

He’s also knows what kids love to eat – so that is never a mystery to us anymore.


Be sure check out the Campbell’s Facebook page to keep up to date with The Wisest Kid and find more  kid approved recipes,  get your own beard at the Wisest Kid’s Page at Campbell’s Kitchen.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Campbell’s Condensed Soup and I was compensated as an Ambassador, but all opinions are my own.


About Tracy

My name is Tracy Morrison and I live in sunny Minnesota. I'm neither British nor a nun - I'm just a Midwesterner with a headache. This is mainly a humor and lifestyle blog that documents the lighter side of parenting. I am an ex-corporate ladder climber turned freelance writer, social media manager, and fashion expert - and ruler of my own little universe(very small). Aren't we all. I would love for you to contact me at tracy@sellabitmum.com

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  1. says

    So sweet! I love the snowsuit picture.

    This year was hard for me..all of my kids were gone. GONE. Out with friends, or working. It’s weird. Enjoy these next few Halloweens, my friend.
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  2. says

    Oh, yes. Grace consented to be in my photos but she then trick-or-treated with a friend which killed me a little bit. Sad and happy all at the same time. Sigh. xoxo

  3. says

    So adorable! And yes, Halloween is one of those days when we realize how fast the years go, but you do a great job of preserving wonderful memories to look back on!

  4. says

    Ha. I can’t believe she went as “what does the fox say” so cute! Also, you made that costume didn’t you? Both are just too cute and look too good to be store bought!

    Also, as I can’t help but brag to all of my Minnesota friends, but it was 63 in Chicago on Halloween (it was also raining, but that’s neither here nor there)
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  5. says

    Confession: I have no idea what the fox says. I know the fox says something, but I have been told that video is a serious ear worm and I have managed to keep myself sheltered thus far.

    When we were kids, we used to put our snowsuits on UNDERNEATH our costumes, which means I was totally the fattest princess in a home-made costume that you ever did see!
    Laura recently posted..Glimpses of Halloween

  6. says

    Oh, they are so adorable! I had my biggest trick or treater with us this year, but I am not sure how much longer that will happen.
    I had to wear my winter coat over my costume some years, too. It was such a bummer.
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