Thursday, September 28, 2006

My little secret

I have a secret to share, which, I'm sure, will cause many people to gasp in horror, shake their heads and/or laugh. I don't like Halloween. There I said it.

I like it a little more now that we live in our own house and I can give out candy to all the kids in the neighbourhood. That I like. And decorating the front deck is kind of fun too now that we have this wicked fog machine that Ryan puts under the deck. Pair that with the scary sounds CD we have and it's pretty spooky.

But what I don't like about Halloween is what's supposed to be the best part -- I don't like dressing up. Mainly, because I'm as creative as a doorknob when it comes to costumes. And I always feel like there's so much pressure to come up with a good costume. In fact, the last time that I really dressed up for Halloween I was in University.

But now I have to come up with a good costume (this year, and for many years to come) because Austin can't get by with the same apathetic attitude towards Halloween that I have. He needs a costume. And he needs to look good. So here's how I'm going to solve my creativity problem -- anyone know which stores sell good kids costumes?

And as for my costume this year, well I'll probably do what I do on most years that I need a costume -- throw something together at the last minute.


P.S. On a completely unrelated topic, today is the first day in a long, long time that I remember feeling truly rested. And that's because Austin finally slept through the night last night! He was up at just before 6 to eat and then went back to sleep until 8. Here's hoping that there's more nights like this to come.


Kelly said...

I'm sure i can't convince you how much fun halloween is - but since i'm having a party and I want you to come dressed up...wait, HAVE to come dressed up, I'll help you find a costume. :) Check out for a bizillion costume ideas. But really Deb, it is fun...when else do you get to dress up like a idiot and get away with it.


Rob said...

Here's a shocker for you, I'm with Deb: I hate the dress up part of Hallowe'en too. And I know that's kind of like Mrs. Claus saying she hates Christmas, given that I'm married to a massive halloween freak.

Deb said...

Rob, I feel better knowing there's someone else like me out there.
Kelly, since you're the reason I HAVE to dress up this year, I'm going to take you up on the help offer.
But for the record, we bought Austin a costume on the weekend, so he's ready to go!

Anonymous said...

Check out the parentalsupport group online - there has a been a bunch of people posting where to get cheap kids costumes. Try checking out Once upon a Child.


Kelly said...