When we were deciding what to be for Halloween this year, Kate said right away that she wanted to be a mermaid. I like to coordinate the kids-- at least as long as I can--and so I was a little hesitant to agree to it at first. "Yeah, but if you're a mermaid, what will Jake be?" She replied without a drop of a hat--"He can be a merman, Mom." I couldn't let that fly-- he's surrounded by glitter and frilly stuff constantly. He needed a tough costume-- something fierce. After some thinking, we figured he'd be the perfect shark. He loved the idea and since I am terrified of the creatures, I figured that was good enough! Somehow, he doesn't quite make me want to hide in a corner though with a pillow over my eyes! The kid is just too darn cute! Happy Halloween!