For the last two years we've gotten away with ignoring Halloween. Jay and I have never been "into" Halloween and Joshua's been utterly clueless. So October 31st comes and goes and no one in this house is the wiser. Until now. I noticed on the Playschool calendar that one of the agenda items for last Tuesday was "talk about Halloween costumes." Great, I thought. Here we go.
When I picked up Joshua on Tuesday I asked him about his day. It was a busy one. He brought the snacks, and it was also school picture day. I finally got around to asking him about whether he had talked about dressing up for Halloween.
"Yes!" he said.
"What will you wear?" I asked.
"A costume!" he said. (This was the first time he'd ever heard of a costume, so I was pretty impressed the climbed that curve).
"What kind of costume?" I asked, fully expecting him to respond with "Can you say it?" which is his way of saying that he doesn't know the answer to whatever question you've just asked.
"A PUMPKIN!" he shouted!
And when Vati asked him later that day what he wanted to be for Halloween, he answered again, "A PUMPKIN!"
If you know me at all then you know I haven't a creative bone in my body, which is probably why I've never really been excited about Halloween. So here I am, trying to find a DIY pumpkin costume for my son (and daughter. Why not make them match?) If I were Jenny, or Rhonda, or Sarah, this wouldn't be a problem. But alas I am not, and it will probably take me from now until midnight on Wednesday to figure this out.
Wish me luck.