*This post is sponsored by Red Baron but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.*
Do you remember how hectic it was the last time you moved? I do. It was about a week ago and it was done in a flurry of emotions and total chaos. It was the week that all fall activities started, some of which I was coaching. Not only that but we didn’t ACTUALLY have a place to live. Crazy, right? We did, then it kind of fell apart and I had five days to figure this out. With three days left, we found a place but that meant I was stressed, crying a lot and looking for a place for the kids and me to move instead of packing. Now we have moved and we are gearing up for all sorts of Halloween fun including some costume fun. Super fun, I know! Except that…..my house still looks like we just moved in and I have all sorts of boxes to unpack but LIFE is still happening so there they sit.
Now the kids are like, “Oh hey mom, remember last November when we bought my costume for this Halloween? I need the glove that goes with my swamp zombie costume. Where is it?” Ummmm…..probably in a box somewhere but I couldn’t tell you where. There are two boxes of dress-up clothes. Let’s check there first. Not there? Okay, maybe in that massive pile of boxes of things everyone helped pack up at the last minute that we have no clue what is actually in the boxes. I mean, needle in a haystack, right? Did I mention we have just barely a half hour to find it and eat? You know, because kids think they need to eat multiple times a day EVERY DAY!
This is why there is always frozen pizza in my freezer. ALWAYS. You guys – sometimes life just doesn’t go your way. Look like a Halloween hero every time when you break out everyone’s favorite – PIZZA! Pizza night is my favorite. Everyone eats and I don’t have to put in much effort. This gave me time to throw the pizza in the oven and go rapidly searching through a houseful of things that are in various states of unpacking and find that random swamp zombie glove so we can go about our Halloween fun. Let’s not forget the adorable three-year-old who can’t decide which superhero he wants to be for Halloween so we have to find all parts to all of them. I mean, at this point, I’m just assuming that my seven-year-old is figuring this stuff out on her own tonight because I’m clearly not helping her at all.
Thank goodness for Red Baron Brick Oven Pepperoni Pizza to get us through the hard part and onto the fun part. The Classic Crust is actually my daughter’s favorite but we outvoted her this time. Whew, we made it! On time even – amazing after the chaos of today.
Sometimes adventures don’t quite start out as planned and it feels like every Halloween is one of those days. Some weird part of the costume vanishes at the last minute. Do you have some Halloween war stories? I’d love to hear about them so drop me a line below so we can laugh about them together.