This weekend the time has come to make our kids some Halloween costumes. We made them decide what they want to be (they usually change their minds at least a dozen times). Once they settled on a choice (Kid A will be a lion, Kid B will be Tigee, a character from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood) we ordered hooded sweatshirts to turn into their costumes. The sweatshirts arrived and now we have to stop diddling around and make them.
I like making them costumes. I especially like the idea of them having homemade costumes. but sometimes it's hard to get over the hurdle of starting. We have a Halloween party at their pre-school at the end of the week so like it or not we better make those suckers. We're semi-crafty but every year we think it will be easier than it is. Kid A was a firefighter a couple years ago and we made her a jacket and shirt and last year she was Alpha Pig (from Super Why) so we made a shirt with a cape. It's a fun challenge but it takes a long time.
I have no earthly idea how to make a lion's mane that will work on the hoodie but we'll sort something out. Maybe our kids will look back at their homemade costumes and think they're cool or lame. I hope they like them because they're going to be stuck with these sweatshirts until they grow out of them.
So, this weekend, in the midst of one kid with a sick tummy and one with an ear infection we'll be sewing and painting our hearts out. May god have mercy on our souls.