Pink Floyd, The Wall 1979
Arun and Anjali wore their costumes 5 and 6 times, respectively. What with school parties, a birthday party, a Daddy's work event, actual Halloween and a special day where I took the spectacular duo to visit some relatives, I had to duct tape Arun's Yoshi costume no less than three times.
Ah yes, am I the only parent who insists on buying their kid's costume a few sizes too big in the vain, desperate hope they will wear the over-priced, scratchy, velcro'd polyester garment more than one season?
Yes, Arun was Yoshi - I quickly realized that my glue gun and I were out of our league when considering the efforts required to make a Bowser costume. Some gentle prodding at the costume store resulted in an ecstatic 5 year old tightly clutching a Yoshi costume. Anjali was more than happy to be Spider Girl and as she proudly proclaimed to anyone within earshot, "I am going to save the WHOLE DAY!!!" Indeed.
Also, am I the only parent who is still slightly drunk on the Halloween spirit and will need all of November to recover from the hangover? In the past few years, the entire frocking month of October has turned into Halloween. While I am happy to get a few more pennies worth out of those costumes, it strikes me as a little excessive.
Stupid Human Tricks
And finally, the ACTUAL night of Halloween. It felt like the denouement to a 100 act play.
Or something like that. Also, I would like to take a second and brag about the fact that I spelled denouement without using the squiggly underlined red thingie as a cheat. Take that, bitches! I deserve a Butterfinger.
Charlie and Me.
And for the grand finale, I have a video! Anjali loves to break out in song, randomly, in narration. It is as if I am living inside of a musical or something. Which leads me to ponder, where the hell is my hot, Nazi-fighting Captain?
I love halloween! from Kelli Oliver George on Vimeo.
That's all, folks. I have a 3 year old pretending to sleep-walk in my living room. Soon, the rumbles for breakfast will begin and it is best to have a jump on that.