It's Halloween today, which means that I am once again in the throes of baking:
...pumpkins for our gym coop group...
...skeletons for the Beaver party...
...and toadstools for the Brownie party.
In between making goofy crafts with the twins (tissue paper pumpkins! pop-up pumpkin cards! hand-traced bats!) and saying "BEWARE!" a lot. I like Halloween with little kids: things like shouting "BOO!" and "whoooooooooo!" (in menacing tones) always go over so well. Add in a few cookies for breakfast (gosh, how riské!), an It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown or two (or three), and life couldn't get any more exciting. Who needs a dagger that bleeds, I ask you?
Once I finished the costumes, I think I'll be all Martha-d out. FDPG is going as Athena.
"I AM ATHENA! Supreme Goddess of Wisdom and Warfare!" shrieks FDPG at every opportunity.
Well, when she's not waving her Medusa-studded shield in the cat's face. Poor Toffee, he's not a big fan of Greek Goddesses. Always timid, he finds Athena quite alarming.
Dominic is a Forest-Spirit-from-the-movie-Princess-Mononoke, although he seems to remember the film differently than I do. His Forest Spirit has a scythe and skeleton hands. He's got the chattering, tilting head bit down pat though. That's an alien mask he's wearing. It used to be a glow-in-the-dark mask, but now it's painted white.
Max is going, as Richard and I have joked, as a Disaffected Youth: black hoodie, black cape, white face paint, witch's hat. Oh, and don't forget the everpresent Light Sabre. Who could forget that?