Shannon Stacey

Brisk mornings and costume negotiations

It was hovering right around freezing out there at get-up-and-go time this morning. I think the days are fast approaching when slippers and a hoodie over my Tinkerbell jammies won’t be enough for school drop-off runs. Once I’m willing to navigate by peering through an un-defrosted window because I have all the car’s heat channeled down to my feet, it’s time. Not quite there yet.

And, bummer, but it’s going to be chilly for Halloween. We’ve been lucky and had several years where the kids didn’t need winter coats over their costumes if they wore thermals underneath. Rather than go as Tom Brady, I’m trying to talk the short kid into going as a Bruin. Big hockey jersey that will go over his coat. Fake Stanley Cup. Hockey mask. Doesn’t that sound good? One problem…

He’s a Canucks fan.

Me: “We’re not parading you around town in a Canucks jersey. For one thing, you won’t get any candy. For another, we have to live here. And Dad has to work in this town. Nobody’s going to trust a guy who lets his kid run around in a Canucks jersey.”

Mr S: “Maybe you could use makeup and give him a black eye and a split lip and he can go as a Canuck that got the crap kicked out of him by a Bruin.”

The costume negotation is ongoing. The clock is ticking…

4 comments to “Brisk mornings and costume negotiations”

  1. Kwana
      · October 24th, 2011 at 9:27 am · Link

    LOL. That’s funny.

  2. Mo
      · October 24th, 2011 at 5:25 pm · Link

    Add a broken stick and you have an awesome compromise costume!

  3. Tracy S
      · October 24th, 2011 at 10:25 pm · Link

    LOL! I love the compromise!

    I asked my oldest if he wanted to be a baseball player for Halloween. He said “Sure.” CHEAPEST costume ever!! He plays baseball in the summer–don’t have to spend a dime on his costume!

    Looks like it will be just warm enough to get by with sweatshirts under the costumes here this year.

  4. Rachel J Stevens
      · October 26th, 2011 at 7:43 am · Link

    Omg, Canucks! I spewed my coffee on that one. Um yeah. Controversial costume around here, for sure. ;)

    MonkeyBoy wasn’t sure if he was going to dress up this year- 7th grade is around when the kids stop trick or treating here- at least until they are old enough to go without parents…

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