Monday, November 01, 2004

Rabid Rabbit

Usually, it's November 1st. The day ~k~ starts talking about her Halloween Costume for next year. Usually.

I, on the other hand, refuse to discuss costuming until October 1st. Mostly because she changes her mind so often. Oct. 1st, we lock in and I start construction.

This year, it was a headless ghost. ~k~ wanted to be Ann Boleyn. I could not justify making an elaborate costume, only to cut a hole in the middle for the "headless" head to stick out. In the end, I spent as much on constructing a simple generic headless ghost costume as I could have spent on a pre-made. But she looked GOOD. Really good.

However, after the 2nd house. THE SECOND HOUSE. She wanted to take the costume off. I spent weeks working on this and she wanted to take it off at the second house.

I'm a horrible parent. I made her wear the costume for the first 1/2 of the trick or treating route under threat of never making another costume for her again. She moaned and groaned, appropriate for a headless ghost I suppose, but she made it. I think she began to appreciate all the comments, compliments and requests for photographs.

And then she started planning for next year. And it wasn't even Nov. 1st yet.


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