This summer, my two youngest children Gustav, 4, and Liv, 2, have been embroiled in a power struggle over their six-year-old brother Axel’s old Halloween dragon costume from Pottery Barn Kids. Axel first wore it when he was 10 months old, so it’s nearly impossible for either one of them to squeeze into it. Still, they’ve been wearing it any chance they get. From dance parties in our living room to jumping on the neighbor’s trampoline, I can always count on that dragon to show its cute face around our house.
To end the battle, I told my kids they were each allowed to choose a new Halloween costume from Pottery Barn Kids. Axel picked a pirate costume, Gustav the Abominable Snowman and Liv a werewolf. With three children, it’s a splurge, but knowing how much use they got out of that first costume — it’s a year-round outfit — I felt it was worth it. So when Pottery Barn Kids asked me to partner up on a Halloween promotion a mere week after we ordered our costumes, it felt a little like serendipity.