I have always dreaded the week leading up to Halloween, maybe it's because of the number of people I'm getting ready for this big event and I emphasize, I'm getting them ready.
Jason has stated that he hates Halloween over and over, very out loud and verbally. I feel bad for him. Apparently he never trick-o-treated as a child. Can this really be true?
Maybe that's why he hates it, but he absolutely doesn't like to help with the costumes unless I beg, and it's such a big job. Going from Consignment store to thrift store, to Wal-Mart and back over and over until I find all the pieces and finishing touches to everyone's costumes. Then when it comes time to walk the small children around the block, he won't do it. He wants to stay inside the house and hide from everyone.
I used to make all the costumes. Anyone remember all those Cows. I made 7 cows and they were cute. I have since sold them to a Consignment store since I realized that most have grown out of them and no one wanted to wear the hot fur anymore. One year I made Scooby Doo for Caleb. He was 1 and didn't like the head on the costume, but he was cute.
I found a Mr. Incredible (from Pixar pictures) or is it (Disney) costume at our local costume shop tonight. It is size L and would look so awesome on Jason. I really should get it. He would look awesome in it. But would he wear it?????
I love to dress up. I find it fun. I love raiding the children's candy and finding all the Almond Joy candy bars inside and peanut butter cups too.
Maybe the one good thing about Jason never trick or treating as he states, is that he didn't get cavities until he was older. He has great teeth and for this I'm very grateful. But I do wish he liked this holiday more.
Of coarse everyone wants to be something different
Jared wants to be the Matrix, hope that changes tomorrow before I go looking, so gory. I looked some last week and then a lot today, but found nothing for Jared yet.
Brenden wants to be an army dude. I found all his stuff today at that store call 2nd Act. That is a costume shop/vintage store/consignment store. You can find literally everything in there. If you needed a purple wig and big red shoes, you would find them. Such a fun store.
Alyssa wants to be an angel. I found her a dress and a headband with a halo, so cute,now I might have to make wings since I'm having a hard time finding those. I found adult size angel wings, but they were bigger than Alyssa and made out of real feathers. EWE don't need those in the house, the cat might eat them.
Scott wants to be Dracula. I have the black cape, but need the fake teeth.
Daniel hasn't mentioned anything, not sure what's going on with him yet. Jason told him he's too old to trick or treat, but I told Dan he could dress up and take the little children around the neighborhood with me if he wants. I don't know if he will dress up or not.
Caleb said he's going to be a Matrix again. He was this last year at the Ward Trunk or treat party that is again this year at 5p.m. on Friday. Oh that's something else to do, I get to make soup or chili for the Trunk or treat event.
What is a Matrix? Does anyone know? Is it something other than a dude dressed in all black?
I have a ton to do tomorrow including shopping for food for Jared, and Alyssa's Halloween parties school. I'm the room parent for two classes so I have much to do before their Halloween parties.
What are you all dressing your children as?