Monday, July 19, 2010
the year of the care bear
I am convinced that this one costume is what formed my current notions of what Halloween is suppose to be about. Halloween is suppose to be about incredible costumes that your mother makes you. It's about winning awards at the Halloween parades. It's this kind of over-the-top costume creation that I think about when I am planning my own boys' Halloweens.
My mom didn't make these kinds of costumes every year. I think I wore this Care Bear costume for at least two Halloweens and it was easily her finest work (in the costume department that is). But, my memory only reminds me of this one costume, that it was a big deal and that it's my turn to duplicate the effort.
I haven't yet reached Care Bear quality costumes. But I'll keep trying! Geez, my mom set the bar high. ;)
weather update: still hot, still muggy. I've called off the battle and am just getting by. I sometimes wonder if summer is usually this bad, or if this summer is a particular doozie. Though, I've noticed that Dave, who never wears shorts, has already worn shorts 3 times this year. Which is our family's way of gauging that this must be a hot one!