Halloween is the holiday when couples can shine — they get to rub everyone else’s singledom in their faces and flex those creativity muscles with cute and punny couple costumes! And, let’s be honest, the best couple costumes tend to be sexually suggestive in some way.
…But usually, X-rated couple costumes are relegated to college parties and bars. That’s why everyone is loving 22-year-old Brooke Bogin’s parents’ Halloween costume.
The 22-year-old senior at James Madison University tweeted the following photo of her parents, complete with an explanation for their costume:
Mom and Dad before their Halloween party. He’s a dill pickle. She’s a female deer. Together they’re a “dill-doe.” And also my heroes. pic.twitter.com/4BMqGU5eNu
— Brooke Bogin (@b_bogin) October 23, 2016
That’s right, her middle-aged parents were a “dill-doe.”
“This is one of the first years they are ’empty nesters’ so they have a lot more time to devote to fun things like this party they went to,” Bogin told BuzzFeed. “I always joke that they have more of a social life than I do!”
Obviously, she had to reward her parents’ creativity with a Twitter shoutout.
“I thought the idea was hilarious and I was really proud that they are my parents and doing something so witty, so I just wanted to share it with my friends,” she said. “I’ve always tweeted funny things that happen with my family and my parents always joke, ‘You’ve got to tweet that’ when something funny happens.”
As it turns out, the rest of Twitter was also pretty proud of her parents — the photo was retweeted over 20,000 times.
@b_bogin I wish I could hear the conversation where they came up with this.
— David Cairns (@davidcairns) October 23, 2016
We are wondering how that conversation went.
Honey, what sexually suggestive couples costume should we go with this year? Personally, I’d prefer something including a sex toy pun, but I’m open to suggestions.
Clearly, the Bogins win parents of the year.
@b_bogin your parents are dope af ????
— Aubs Bday #30inThe6 (@HBfromKC) October 24, 2016
— ✨ (@makeupcoslover) October 24, 2016
TBH, this kind of couple costume was giving us major #RelationshipGoals.
— Sierra Hope (@_siehope) October 24, 2016
— Frack (@EliseFontanesi) October 24, 2016
We should all aspire to a love like this…. A love that allows us to dress up in wildly inappropriate and punny Halloween costumes when we get wild after our children leave the nest.
And people even had some ideas for Brooke’s costume, as she is the product of her parents….
— A N Y A (@anxabb) October 23, 2016
What a perfect holiday card photo that would be! (h/t buzzfeed)