I am so glad that this is a holiday week, because it gives me something to focus on besides impending bar results. Former Supervisor told me yesterday that he has been checking the website because results have been known to appear early--even on Halloween a couple of years ago. Talk about a trick or treat.
Last night we carved our pumpkins. PS did hers all by herself. She did a great job and I was proud of her, but a part of me is sad to see one more thing she doesn't need me for anymore. The twins decided that cleaning out the pumpkin guts was disgusting (and TT is the kid who will pick up any living creature without a second thought??), so I was left to do the job. I let them take over the decorating with a lite-bright type pumpkin kit that they could do themselves. Then we roasted the seeds--yum.
PS has moved beyond the fairy and princess stage and decided she wants to be spooky this year. One of her favorite movies is Corpse Bride, so we decided to go with that and dress her up like a zombie bride (It would be too hard to do a recognizable Corpse Bride.) She's using her flower-girl dress from a wedding, and I got her a black witch wig and made a headpiece from purple tulle. The twins are cats, in hand-me-down costumes foisted on them by Pushy Mom. But they love the costumes and haven't asked to be anything different, so it works (and saves me some $$.)
By the way, has anybody else noticed the proliferation of trampy vampy costumes for young girls this year? I have no problems with adults who want to use Halloween as their annual excuse to dress like a slut (at an adult party), but I have seen a shocking number of inappropriate costumes for little girls. I guess I shouldn't really be shocked, given some of the everyday outfits I see these days.