Cape Optional

They found the basket of old Halloween costumes in the back of the closet. On Wednesday they waged a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle v. Pirate War. On Thursday I boldly interrupted their galactic battle and told them to come inside for dinner. By Friday they were avenging justice on the sectional. They requested I photograph their final fight scene.

“Make sure the pictures make us look tough, mom!”

I think I delivered. They look as tough as two laughing boys can look while fighting in costumes that are three sizes too small.

11 Responses to “Cape Optional”
  1. Charlotte says:

    they look so happy – wonderful!

  2. Meg says:

    I think that it should be mandatory that all costumes for boys under the age of ten have built-in muscles.

  3. Amy says:

    Say, those are some impressive fight sequences–I was on the edge of my seat right up to the final frame! :)

  4. Alana says:

    Too cute! My two youngest brothers had a Spiderman and Superman costume when they were little, and must have pranced around in them for a year straight. This caused such a flashback for me, I love it :)

  5. ris says:

    This is too cute!

  6. Erin says:

    How cute!
    Also-I want your bookshelves!!

  7. Miss B. says:

    So tough! These are just awesome. I love their little faces trying to look fierce, lol. A great way for me to start Monday morning!

  8. Rita says:

    I miss those kind of days! Soak them up, every last drop of them.

  9. Cathy says:

    Holy cow, Batman! Superman has a tail!

  10. Monica says:

    Hee, Hee! Love it.

  11. Deana says:

    This post made me smile, reminds me so much of my two boys. Can’t wait to finishing reading some more of your post.

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Hi! I’m Jules.

I used to be an attorney, but it made me grumpy. Now I write about life, sweet and savory, as a wife and mother to two small boys. My knowledge of dinosaurs knows no bounds.

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