This was the first year all 4 of my kids actually went trick-or-treating fairly successfully. Peanut only fell on her face twice (she’s infamous for not lifting her feet up when she walks, so that’s pretty good). Eguy only invaded people’s personal space occasionally. JB led the charge (this is his 2nd successful year), not wanting to stop despite his utter exhaustion by the end. LT was hesitant at first (last year he had to stay home for most of it) but when we told him he could check out everyone’s “cool doors” he launched himself eagerly out of the wagon to trick-or-treat with the group. He is obsessed with doors, if you recall.
We have done a theme every year. Sometime at the end of September I get the kids into the theme by buying them a little action figure of their characters and a book about them. They are always super excited by the time Halloween comes around. Since the ASD diagnoses, the twins have only worn “sweatshirt” like costumes due to sensory issues, so that always adds to the challenge. This year JB was actually able to wear a more standard costume. Baby steps, people! 🙂
And just because quadruplets in costume are so much fun ….
2014: Star Wars
2013: Mario Brothers
2012: Super heroes
2011: Wizard of Oz
2010: Two pumpkins and two skeletons
Themed suggestions involving 1 girl, 3 boys (2 of whom need fairly uncomplicated costumes due to sensory issues) for 2016 are greatly appreciated although I think I’ve exhausted the ones meeting those criteria. Also, if they start to care about what they want to be, I will stop the themes because I’m not mean. 🙂