As some of you may have known, last week I was away at the Surrey International Writer's Conference. Sadly, I left my blog posts up to the auto post function which failed me. So, I'm slowly catching up on all the things I missed and we will continue with regular posting next week :) But for now, just a quick post about my super scary little man.
Halloween is officially over for another year. I'm both happy and sad about this. I love handing out candy, seeing all the costumes, and being, at times, just a little bit spooked by the shows on TV or the creepy yards that go all out this time of year.
As a parent, what I love most is seeing my little man dressed up, running around collecting candy, and having the time of his life. But I miss the years when he was little, and I got to choose what costume he would wear. His first year he was a bumble bee. He's been a bat, a dragon, a tiger, a scrumptious looking hamburger and a ninja. If you can see the trend, for the most part, they have been cute things. Nothing to be afraid of. The ninja was pushing the limits, though.
However, this year, he quickly moved beyond what I had hoped. I wanted to hold onto those cute costumes for just a little bit longer. My little man had other plans. He was intent on wanting to be something 'really, really scary.'
He wanted to be a Zombie.
I couldn't decide if the idea of being a zombie, and what they tend to represent, was age appropriate, so much so, that I left buying the costume to the last minute, and placing it into the hands of Mr. Olive.
I had small hopes that the Zombie craze, that started early in September, would fade and that he'd choose to be something else. Something cuddly. Something with a cute tail and maybe some ears. But to no avail.
This is my son, the super scary Punk Zombie.
As you can see, he's still pretty cute. He's smiling. And when I asked him to "act" like a zombie, I couldn't help but smile.
Of course, he's already planning on how to top this scary costume next year, where he's decided he wants to be something 'way more scary.'