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In your twenties, your social media feeds on Halloween are dominated by sexy costumes and drunken good time photos. In your thirties and beyond, social media on Halloween = babies in costumes. Cute babies, crying babies, trick-or-treating kiddos, kids eating candy, mom and dad (a.k.a. your former drunken good time buddies) with flashlights in hand. Scrolling through the photos and status updates is a totally fun way to cap the Halloween insanity as a parent.
I was lazily sliding through my own Instagram feed last night and all was status quo -- that is, until I saw Baby Ditka. Um, guys, this is the best baby costume of all time. Never has anyone embodied Mike Ditka quite like 17-month-old Will Frazier of Chicago. Ditka himself would surely say, "Da kid nailed it." Donning the iconic sweater vest 1985 Super Bowl Champion Coach Ditka is long-known for wearing, baby Will channels the NFL legend with his serious gaze, Ray Ban aviators and tiny mustache. The normally giggly and rambunctious Will is suddenly intimidating me -- just as the real Ditka would.
My babies were beyond cute in their giraffe and ladybug costumes yesterday, but I am the first to announce baby Will as the hands-down winner of my own unofficial 2013 Most Awesome Kid Costume award.
I give you ... Baby Ditka!