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One night while tucking Abby into bed she sweetly chimed, "good night! Sleep tight! Don't let the bed bites bug you!" I like her thinking. Sometimes life bites. The trick is to not let it bug you.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Today, we are contemplating Halloween costumes. One must prepare oneself sufficiently in advance so as to assure a unique and emotionally satisfying costume experience. Two years ago, my husband dressed as the Greatest American Hero. Here we see Homestar Runner in a similar costume. The wig has come in handy since then, once for a 70's party, and again on Napoleon Dynamite Day at the elementary school. Which brings me to another point: never discard any article that may someday come in handy on Halloween. Wesley, dressed as a fly last year, wore wings made of window meshing and fly eyes and antennae made out of small wire mesh strainers. Abby, wanting to be included, wishes to point out that she makes use of her dance costumes yearly on Halloween. (Truth be told, the costumes are the only reason why I have kept her in dance as long as I have.)
Alas, we are currently at a loss for ideas so far this year. Suggestions would be appreciated.


Will said...

You can never get started too soon on the Halloween preparations. I need to head up the piƱata myself!


KTG said...

Will- you are the Pinata King. Wes thinks Homestar Runner or Strong Bad would make good pinatas.

apple slice said...

The fly is killing me. Excellent post. I just watched the pizza hero. Good stuff. Susan Ritchie Bell's Mark Alan went as the Monopoly man when he was a mere 5. It was his idea. He ran around in top hot and tails, passing out faux money. He was Ceasar at age 3. My niece and nephew have been fairly traditional: generic pirate and Captn Hook, pumpkin, pink thing with glittery wand (I think Tinkerbell), etc. Perhaps Wes would like to go as a pinata and hand out hard candy.

KTG said...

Wesley loves the pinata idea, KL. Very original. We're watching for your next musing on Popcorn & Apples...