That is, of course, assuming I can get Gracie to put on her costume again. She was none too pleased about becoming a giant bumble bee. Hysterically crying with snot and tears rolling down her face, she looked nothing like the cute little girl on the cover of the costume bag. I’ve been coaching her this week to prepare her for Halloween.
“Keep your eye on the prize, Gracie Girl. Momma needs her some fun sized Snickers…”
Even if Gracie doesn’t bee-have (har, har, har), I’ve got my ace in the hole with Bean Man. Originally, he wanted to be Spiderman for Halloween. But the only costume they had for Spriderman was way too big for him, so we went with his old friend Buzz Lightyear. And he rocks that costume, let me tell you. He can even strike the pose from the cover of the costume package. Gracie needs to take lessons from Bean.
To get the kids ready for Halloween, we carved our pumpkin this weekend. Well… we sort of carved it. Actually, there was no carving involved. We poked it. We poked our pumpkin.
The kids picked the kit, and I think they made the right choice. We all love it.
I do feel slightly bad that we’ve never carved a pumpkin with them. Want to know a secret? I’ve never carved a pumpkin before! Nope. Never. Nada. Not one. Growing up, my parents always did it, and I don’t think I’ve had a pumpkin since I lived at home. It’s gotten so pathetic that my friends are offering to carve pumpkins with my kids since I won’t.
Tomorrow we are going to have Bean’s best friend from school over with her family for dinner and to go trick or treating. My mom is going to come down and hand out candy at our house while we cruise the neighborhood for the good candy. I’ve got the Fisher Price wagon pimped out, the costumes primed and ready to go, my kids have been coached and prepped.
BRING ON THE KIT KATS!!!!!