Every October for the past six years, Carrie Motley, a mom of four from California, has picked up her kids from school dressed in homemade Halloween costumes.
At first, her kids — who range in age from 8 to 16 — were totally embarrassed by their mom’s antics, but now they love the tradition, and sometimes even dress up with her. Carrie believes the October of costumes isn’t just for fun, either. It teaches the kids to be confident and that a little bit embarrassment isn’t the end of the world. It also stresses the importance of not judging others on appearance alone.
The schools, administration and students all love it too — and Carrie has even been asked to speak at assemblies about confidence and acceptance. It’s about fun too. As Carrie explained in a recent interview, “I dress up like this is to spread happiness. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.” (Yahoo)