Friday, October 16, 2009

Contemplating Costumes

I've never been one to get very excited about dressing up for Halloween. I can only remember being pumped about dressing up for a couple of my childhood Halloweens. There was one year that I thought it would be great to dress up like a punk rocker in my pre-teen years and let my older sister spike my hair up with Knox Gelatin and then a few other costumes where I wanted to be a hobo (for some reason I chose this costume several times). Once my son came along and his first Halloween approached, I thought I should try being more enthusiastic about celebrating this day with him.

For his first Halloween, we adorned a brown winter bunting of his with a felt tail, converted a paci into some bucked teeth and whiskers and gave him a felt stick to carry so he could be a beaver. It was pretty adorable.

We dressed him as a Mariachi for his second Halloween.

At the time of his third Halloween, he was obsessed with the children's story Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, so he dressed as Mike. It was not much of a costume, and most people didn't know who or what he was. It appears that we're also condoning the use of corn cob pipes by toddlers. Oops.

Now that he's three, I was hoping he would come up with some crazy, imaginative and elaborate costume idea, but that's not exactly the case. For a couple of weeks he said he wanted to be this.

Now he wants to be this.

That's right. A blue letter I.


Anonymous said...

So funny. That quite possibly could be the the greatest costume ever.
Personally, I'd give tow handfuls of candy to a kid dressed up as a letter. One and a half for a number.

Anonymous said...

These kids have some crazy ideas! Ayler wants to be a bubble this year. I still don't know what to do with that. I can't wait to see how you pull off Isaac's I!

- hs

east.west said...

god, i love that kid!