Halloween is a fantastic time to get creative, bond with your children and brainstorm some seriously spooky ideas together.
And while, for the most part, we embrace the ideas put forth by our children, there comes a time when we need to draw a line and explain why some proposals simply aren't going to make the cut.
One Hollywood mum, who found herself navigating this particular Halloween pitfall recently, revealed all during an interview with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show this week.
Sandra Bullock, who is mum to five-year-old son Louis, explained that the issue arose after Louis decided to shelve their tradition of wearing matching costumes on October 31st.
"We usually match, but this year he sort of deviated off the matching," Sandra explained before revealing Louis' solution to the unforeseen change.
Eager to help his mum find a costume of her own, Louis trawled through catalogues before landing on an ensemble he thought would perfectly suit the Oscar-winner.
Recalling the moment, Sandra laughed: "It was like the most inappropriate thing. You know how there's regular Batgirl, and then there's the ones for those moms that like to really turn it out?"
Admitting that she was less than impressed st the prospect of donning the revealing outfit, Sandra elaborated on its design, saying: "Like, with a little leather skirt, and the boots that go over the knee, and a bustier? I'm not going to be wearing that."
Surprised by his mum's lack of enthusiasm, Sandra replayed the conversation for Jimmy's delighted audience, revealing: "He went, 'Momma, you hasta wear this! And I went, 'No, mamma doesn't hast to. I'm not wearing that around your friends."
We see her point!