It’s funny but I’ve never been a massive fan of Halloween. I got spooked as a kid, can’t watch scary movies and find the whole idea of dressing up and knocking on doors for sweets a bit of a contradiction in terms to everything we tell our kids not to do. However, when you become a parent you kind of have to put your own insecurities aside and enter into the spirit of these commercial holidays for the sake of your kids.
This is the first year that Roo has shown an interest in Halloween and so when we were contacted by Sainsbury’s to review their Halloween costume range this year I thought I would give it a go. Roo as you may know is somewhat obsessed with pirates. For those of you who need a recap my brother has several tattoos, large sleeves of beautiful ink work. He lives in London, previously by the River Thames and so Roo quickly thought he was a pirate and he’s been known as Pirate Edd since she was born. So it came as no surprise when she opted to try out the pirate costume from the Sainsbury’s Halloween costume selection – which was pretty vast.