Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween: It Ain't What It Used To Be.

Once upon a time, Halloween was almost my favorite holiday because, quite frankly, I did nothing. Aunt Judie was in charge of all costume creating and boy did she do a bang up job. She went waaaay beyond the mark in creating just what each child was dreaming of in their little Halloween imaginations.  All I had to do was sit back and enjoy the fruits of her labor.
Those days are gone for a couple of reasons:
First, Judie's "get up and go", got up and left. She's in her retirement years now and that includes costuming...
Second, the kids are old. They seriously are kind of over all that hype and that makes me sad.
Except Michaela- because Halloween is an extension of Comic Con when you are 19 :)
So, as they walked out the door this morning I couldn't help but feel a little longing for those crazy Halloween mornings where we got up at the crack of dawn to get everyone's costume just right before school.

This morning we had two participants:

 Hannah/Deb (think Napoleon Dynamite)

And Will/ Where's Waldo?

Two simple costumes.
Hannah did her own, I did Will's. 
Judie would be so disappointed.

Oh, but let's not forget Buddha (it feels so happy to say that):

Beth dressed him up in Buddha the Elder's 
old Petsmart neckerchief.
It's only appropriate that Buddha go as "Buddha" for Halloween.

There you have it. 
Halloween has officially begun in the Labit household.

Bring it on.