While I'm not interested in decking out the front of the house in spook and gore, I do think it's fun to do a little bit of holiday creating if time and supplies allow.
For the boys, I had seen this Lego Costume online and I thought - Perfect! Cheap, easy, and so my boys. I had planned to make two of them, but when I realized that their parties are on different days, I figured one would do. They have easier to walk and beg costumes for actual trick or treating.
(note: If I were to do it again, I'd work a little harder to get those stickers off the bottom of those boxes - sand them probably)
It was a hit at Brian's cub scout party last night. He won the prize for most original costume and a lot of the boys came up to him saying they want to be Legos next year.
I wasn't actually supposed to be at the Cub Scout party - my husband was supposed to be there. I had planned to be at Wendy's party on the other side of town at the same time. Didn't happen. When the dad that was so positive he'd be home by 4:00 got home about 9:30 last night asked Wendy how she got to her party she replied that "Mom brought me to Molly's house but she was almost crying the whole way there."
I don't mind that he works overtime. I believe in being grateful that he has a job and that we have a roof over our heads and we're making hay while the sun shines. It's the never knowing a schedule this likes to know the plan mom struggles with sometimes. I didn't have a plan B yesterday because he was so certain he'd be home by 4. I made the mistake of not making a just in case plan. It totally threw me and this family had Rice Krispies and/or peaches for dinner last night. I don't blame him, by any means - because he honestly thought he'd be home by 4. I blame myself for not knowing better.
So Yes. I cried.
But seeing Brian all fired up for his classmate to get a prize and then realizing he got one himself - was worth it.
But I still cried again when we got home at 8:30 to homework, dishes, overtired hungry kids.....
Today I have a plan B.
The other Halloweeny type creation we made this week was party favors for Wendy's birthday. This idea came from a friend who posted this link. I used jars we dug out of the recycle bin, and I made the first one and let Wendy follow the pattern to make the others. We put ponytail holders and headbands around the mouth of the jar, cuz girls like their ponytails and headbands.
Now to tackle Tuesday.
Oh - and the moment I almost went into hysterics:
I'm at the boys party and it's 6:40 when Allan, our oldest, texts me and says - "My glasses are in, can we get there by 7?"