Friday, October 23, 2009
Where I Admit I Never Intended to Be the Halloween Family
The next year people started asking Peter and me in September what our theme would be.
Accidental traditions are often born this way. Something done on a whim finds a comfortable fit and becomes a permanent fixture in a family's fabric. It turns out Peter and I enjoy dressing up. Even the kids like going with a theme. They start coming up with ideas in November. By August we've decided on a theme and in September final individual costumes are decided. Then I think, shop, sew, glue, tape, paint, and google.
I was worried Elise might be getting a little old to think dressing in a family theme was cool. I was wrong. This year she has convinced several friends to dress up and come to the elementary Halloween festival with their younger siblings.
Anyway, this is why I disappeared from the cybersphere this week. I knew what everyone was going to be and had bought most of the supplies, but hadn't started putting everything together yet. Monday I realized the school party was Saturday and it took a solid 5 days to make the costumes. I finished this afternoon (a whole day early!) and will have pictures tomorrow.