One of the perks of having a large family is that you can dress up as almost the entire cast of a movie. This year, we chose Despicable Me…primarily because the minions are funny. We had a grand old time October 31. Since we’ve had a lot of people ask, I’ll answer a few questions:

1) We bought the minion glasses from Toys R Us.

2) One of our minion’s hair is green because apparently the word “yellow” on our hair color can was Chinese for “turns hair lead-based neon green.”

3) I bought my nose on Amazon.com. You really can buy anything there.

4) Yes, we all said, “IT’S SO FLUFFY!” way too many times.

Good times.

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Oh, and there’s one other issue I’ll address briefly. Yes, I realize that I’m a Christian and some of my Christian friends would probably rather I had spent the evening hiding out in my house singing “Kumbaya” rather than fraternizing with a bunch of candy-laden sinners. I’ll spare you my spiel on why I think hiding from Halloween is a poor strategy for Christians. Nevermind. Here’s my spiel. Actually, just read this: http://troublefacemom.com/2012/10/31/on-halloween/¬†because I’m too lazy to type a lot of serious stuff today. It more or less sums up some thoughts I’ve had. Mainly this thought: sadly, 10/31 is one of the few nights of the year that our Facebooking selves have an opportunity/excuse to speak to our neighbors….like, in person. I don’t celebrate Halloween. I celebrate an opportunity to literally open a door to a relationship. It’s a bonus that said relationship starts with candy.