Gone are the days of teaching school and decorating my classroom full of goblins, spiders, jack- o- lanterns and eery creatures. Can public school teachers even whisper the words, "Happy Halloween" anymore? Craziness - that was back in the 80s when that wasn't such a horrible, evil thing.
Also in the past are days and days of planning and prepping for my kids' costumes. Many times I sewed their costumes - until B was about 11 and L was.....hm.... can't remember. Oh wait - that is because I still SEW them for her!! We have skipped a year or two, but she loves the homemade ones still - I am grateful for that, even though I procrastinate and then stress out. Why do moms do that? You'd think that now that I am FIFTY I would have figured that out.
And she came up with this:
Clever girl! She enjoyed sitting on the porch with her dad freaking out young and old. Goulish Girly fun. And then, her HULK of a bud came over and freaked us out. Not that he was goulish -
he was Bill Clinton.
You know, that hulk of a president? What a riot. Two goofs goofing. Perfect.
My heart was full of jack-o-lantern joy.