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Kicking the New K-Nowledge

October 31, 2012


You probably don’t recognize the guy on the left. Just look a little to the right–it’s Amos! He requested to be a Clone this year. I put some effort into a marginally successful C3P-O costume for him last year, but once I could not locate a white sweatsuit as a base, I just couldn’t figure out a clone costume. And they had those cheap nylon ones on Amazon, so as a grand experiment, I clicked. As anticipated, he was happy and I am deeply dissatisfied. Also, basically no one knew what he was, and yeah, take away the mask and the weapon, and it is pretty unrecognizable, but even with those…? Oh well, he was still happy.

P.J. wanted to be Luke Skywalker again. Yes, it was a great costume. Yes, it still fits him. Yes, it required no thought from me. Bo-ring.

Lily requested to be a librarian. I told her she needed a bun, glasses, and to shhhhhh people. She disagreed rather vehemently on the bun and I never heard her shhh anyone. Her loss.

Those photos were actually taken last week for a Church activity, which served as a handy deadline. Tonight we costumed up, headed to Grandma’s house (she has the best candy) and then to the nearby crazy lighthouse. Oh yes, they do Halloween BIG. I knew they do a maze and the kids wanted to do it. Even thought it was still light out, they were open for business. Only…P.J., my most sensitive soul, broke down about 5 feet into the maze. Tears. Big ones. Shaking and crying. Walking past ALL the Halloween inflatables you have ever seen, that are SUCH a draw at Home Depot. Just when we could SEE the end, P.J. absolutely balked and refused to finish the maze. He wanted to go back in, he was so scared. I finally had to pick him up and carry that almost-6-year-old out of the maze. The nice couple who live here had a rather fantastic spread of cookies and hot chocolate set up at the end, but P.J. refused even that. Who refuses cookies and cocoa on a cold Halloween night?! A sad sad scared little boy, that’s who.

In the car on the way back to our neighborhood, Amos assessed the situation:
Amos: I have a blaster, Luke has a lightsaber. What weapon does a librarian have?
Lily: Knowledge.
Amos and P.J.: What’s that?!

Bedtime, please.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Ganie permalink
    October 31, 2012 11:25 pm

    Love the Luke Skywalker costume. Perplexed by the Clone costume, but if Amos was happy, that’s all that matters. And go Lily! Yes, knowledge will beat the blasters and lightsabers. (Though I have to confess that initially when I saw the small photos, my first thought was “Hmmm, looks like Lily went as a missionary!” It was the giant nametag that did it. Or maybe it’s the stereotype that sister missionaries are every bit as frumpy as librarians, buns or no buns.) Your kids always have the best Halloween costumes.

  2. November 1, 2012 3:01 pm

    “What’s that?” FTW. Cute costumes.

    When my older son was 3 he dressed as a bus driver. (He was obsessed with buses at the time.) All our Mormon friends thought he was supposed to be a missionary. (He was a very well-dressed bus driver, but come on, what missionary wears a hat like that? And where’s his black tag? Come on!) This year he was dressed as Sgt. Joe Friday from Dragnet, but everyone thought he was supposed to be a business man. He was lamenting that he was born in the wrong decade.

  3. Joanna permalink
    November 2, 2012 3:07 pm

    I was looking for my “like” button. “What’s that?” that is classic.

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