5 hilarious Halloween parenting fails

What Were Your Halloween Fails?

It's that time of year again. The feint (and scary) sound of fire-works have started to sound normal. Children have began enquiring about wood for “the bonfire” and your kid has already mentioned three different costumes that they “will be getting” for this year's Halloween. 
It's all a bit of fun really, isn't it? Speaking of fun, here are some Halloween “fails” from parents just like you or I. 
  • One mother took Grandma up on her offer to order a Halloween costume for her son. The request was pretty broad and simply stated “PJ Masks”. At three years of age her son wasn't picky and would happily dress up as any of the characters from the show. The package arrived, two days before Halloween and contained a pair of female pyjamas and a matching eye-mask. There were tears of laughter before the three year old tears of disappointment set in.
  • Another mum left it a bit late to book a slot at the local Pumpkin Patch. The guilt began to set in and she had no other choice but to spend €150 on Pumpkins from her local supermarket and dump them in the field beside her house. She was tempted to tell the neighbours and charge a little admission. It made for some good photos despite costing an arm and a leg.
  • One Dad wanted to keep the tradition of Calcannon alive. His own mother always made it for Halloween and added some money wrapped in tin-foil for the treasure hunt element. One year it went a bit pear shaped when his seven year old daughter chipped her tooth on of the coins. Oh dear.
  • One mum didn't realize that her son was listening to her when she referred to someone as a “bitch”. When quizzed about it she pointed to a photograph of a which and claimed that this was what she had said. That Halloween her son pointed to every Witch he came across and shouted “bitch”.
  • One family decided to make chocolate covered apples as a Halloween craft idea. It made sense because all the kids loved apples. Since that day all children of the household refuse to eat apples unless they are smothered in chocolate. Fail. 
Written by Tracey, mummy blogger and staff writer at www.familyfriendlyhq.ie.
Check out her own blog at www.loveofliving.ie

Tracey Quinn

Proud mum of two who got married on Don't Tell The Bride and had an accidental home-birth (loves a good story). She's passionate about breastfeeding, positive thinking & all things cosy.

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