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Teamwork = Success

important work at home

After all the worrying about what and how we would make Drew’s Halloween costume this year, we came up with an idea and a plan.  Dave got the paint and the trash bin.  I cut and pasted and created the logo.  Drew dug out his old morph suit and we have a costume!


He is so excited for tomorrow now.  Thank you Pinterest and all of those creative people out there!  He found his idea on there.

His goal is to win a prize in the town parade.  He has never won in the costume parade and although, I am not sure how original it is, or how it can compare to the much more creative people out there, I am so glad to see him so confident and excited about something we made together.

It was fun to work on this as a family.  Fun to see him still want help from mom and dad.  Sometimes it seems like my boys are growing up so quickly!  All of my friends have younger children and I miss those days.  As DJ is busy with his own social life and applying to colleges, and Drew is auditioning for the middle school play and involved in lots of after-school activities, I sometimes feel like I never see them.  This was a great way to find some time to spend together.  Even if he doesn’t win a prize, it was a win for me!

Halloween Costumes

halloween costume

Every year, we go through the same thing.  Drew comes up with several ideas that he wants to dress up as for Halloween and changes his mind over and over again.  He has wanted to win the town costume contest ever since I can remember but unfortunately, we aren’t very clever and some of the costumes other people come up with are far more creative than anything I can ever come up with.  It doesn’t help that I am not very artistic so I don’t do well making costumes either.

He does have an idea for this year…I am forbidden to tell “in case someone steals it” from him.  Well, it is Tuesday night -three days before Halloween and we don’t even have all any of the materials we need for his idea yet.  Dave’s assignment tomorrow is to head over to Costco to see if he can find the main part of the costume.  He’s already been to Home Depot and Lowe’s without any success.

Drew does have a backup plan, two actually, but even those require some talent to put together and materials we don’t have laying around the house.  He’s clever.  His ideas are good ones, if only his parents had some artistic ability to put help bring them to fruition!

At least we know he’s got a hockey helmet, stick and uniform he can throw together last minute.  It might not win a prize, but at least he will be in a costume, (and warm enough) to go trick or treating with his friends.