|Here are some sumos in progress. I was glad someone ordered them, I love working on sumos.|
I am determined this year to not let Halloween creep up on me. Making costumes are among my favorite childhood memories, not to mention one of my main motivators for becoming a mother. Not really. Okay, yes completely. I was surprised to learn, actually, that the time-frame that you, as a parent, have to decide what your child will be for Halloween is extremely limited. Walter is 2 1/2 and I definitely wanted him to be a strong man, but I would feel too guilty making him dress up as something he doesn't find awesome. Surprisingly, he is not as fond of nostalgic circus side show characters as I am. So, we are going with fireman driving a fire truck. He loves fire trucks. He calls them "woos" about 50% of the time still (because that is the noise they make). There is a kid song about a fire truck where you forcibly (but still at a kid friendly level) say "get out of the way" for the fire truck, and he loves to run around and demand we "get out of the way". I think it is his clever way of getting away with being rude in protest to us always reminding him to say please and excuse me. Anyway, I am going to paper mache and paint that truck, and then he is going to wear it like the little boy below (notice the pug-turned-dalmation [love it]). I really want to all dress up as a family this year. My original plan had me as a cat stuck in a tree and Joseph as a ladder (because inevitably, Walter will tire of walking and want to be carried). But, Joseph thought it would be a little lame to be a ladder?! So, we are all going to be in cardboard cars. I think Joseph will be batman in the bat-mobile (opposite of being a ladder), and I will be a hippie in a VW bus. I am also very tempted to have my dog, Albert, be in an Oscar Meyer Weiner mobile, but I don't know if he'd be as good of a sport as the pug below. Watch out Halloween!