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.

Jules Kendall writes about books, family, and easygoing simplicity.


  1. Meg says

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

  2. 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 :)

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