You may still not have done enough, my friends.
No matter how much you think you’ve nailed it, there are ways it could all go wrong: unless you follow these unwritten, but extremely important, almost-legislation-like, parenting rules.
Side note – Mamamia Out Loud host Holly Wainwright discusses why parental equality isn’t just a woman’s issue. Post continues after video.
1. The more homemade the costume is the better, but don’t let it look like sh*t.
If you’re a parent, you already know that the parade is 50 per cent about parents judging each other for how much they love their kids by the costume their child is wearing.
A store-bought costume may look good, but we all know that a costume that didn’t involve your sweat, tears, and sanity just doesn’t look as good.
Having said that, if it’s homemade, it has to look ah-mazing. Throwing some crap together just won’t cut it. Dear God, no.
For example, this is my son dressed as Willy Wonka with sh*t I pulled together: