I've got my Peter Pan costume ready for work tomorrow and yesterday Zach told me he was going to a party and wanted to know if I would sew him one too. We went to Michael's and he got the felt so I took it to work with me today and whipped him one up, hat and all. I'll have to admit, my momma done good when she taught me to sew.
While Massey was still in high school she came home and told me she wanted to be a Panda for the trunk or treat at the school...no problem!
I didn't want my pups to be left out since they are my kids too. Ham's was pretty easy...
Sometimes I just like to make myself laugh.
I do miss when my kids were little and got all excited about their costumes. I stopped by Party City tonight after work and picked Zach up a plastic knife for his belt on his Peter Pan costume. There was a little boy about four or five in front of me in line with his dad. The dad was looking at his phone when the little boy turned around to me and said "Hey!" I said hello back. He pointed to the bag his dad was holding, a Superman costume and said "That's mine, I'm gonna be Superman."
Dang I miss my kids being little...until I remember all the times they waited until the night before a project was due to tell me about it, and was always something that wasn't easy to throw together.
I remember many a Christmas Eve when I didn't get off from working at a restaurant til late and came home ready to put out all Santa's presents only to find the kids still up. I'd feel their head and say "You feel a little warm to me, we don't want you to be sick when Santa comes" and give them a dose of Benadryl.
Raising kids is wonderful. It's hard work but satisfying when they all grow up and become amazing young adults who are a positive addition to society. You couldn't ask for more.
I have so many terrific memories about all three of my kids, my sister's kids and kids who grew up with them.
I got three kids. They have aged me but have more importantly kept me young at heart.
Hoping everyone has a Happy Halloween.
Til next time...COTTON