Me: So guys, we need to talk about what you want to be for Halloween.
Bean: I want to be Hello Kitty.
Me: Okay, Bean wants to be Hello Kitty. Buddy, do you want to be Superman… or a policeman... or a fireman...? What do you think?
Buddy: I want to be a fireman!
(Home studies show that our kids tend to answer with the last option when given multiple choices. So that I'm not making/buying more than one costume for each child, or forcing them into a costume they no longer want to wear, I like to test this theory out. Oh, and also provide more ammunition for therapy. )
Me: Buddy, do you want to be a fireman, a policeman, or Superman?
Me: Do you want to be Superman, a fireman, or a policeman?
Me: Do you want to be a policeman, Superman, or a fireman?
Buddy (crinkling his forehead): Superman...? But mom...
Buddy: It's out of order. You confuse me.
Me (laughing): Okay, you caught me. Sorry. So you want to be Superman?
Buddy: Yes! I want to be Superman!
Me: Okay. Bean, do you want to be Hello Kitty, or Supergirl?
Bean (slowly): I want to be... Supergirl!
Me: Really? You want to be Supergirl? (Overjoyed because I have been searching for a normal Hello Kitty costume and they just don't exist.)
Me: Cool! Then you guys can match!
Bean: Okay. But Mom...
Bean: I want to be Hello Kitty. And Buddy?
Bean: I want you to be a duck, okay Buddy? I want you to be a duck.
Buddy: Okay. Wow! That would be great!