This was a big week. Jackson turned one on Tuesday (that’s us above, post gift-opening) and we celebrated with a stale store-bought cake, frozen lasagna (well, it wasn’t frozen when we ate it), and lots of trips to the bathroom. All three of caught some bug on Jackson’s birthday and were pretty sick for most of the day — poor Drew was the sickest of the bunch — so sick HE FELL ASLEEP DURING A YANKEES PLAYOFF GAME the night before. That’s sick. Jackson threw up so much the night of his birthday, we had to change his bedding and PJs twice. And I won’t even get into what was going on in the diapers, oh my God. Let’s just say we’re going to be airing the place out for a while.
ANYHOO. We’ve managed to keep a kid alive for one year and three days now and that’s something. Before this, I had trouble keeping plants alive through the summer, so I’m glad things seem to be working out (night-long vomiting aside). Now the next thing to look forward to is Halloween, I guess, though truth be told, I’m not one of those moms who’s going to make the cutest costumes on the block and have family themed characters and hang that cobwebby stuff from Target around our front door and all that jazz. I doubt we’ll even carve a pumpkin, but you never know. I think I’ll be more of a “let’s tell ghost stories and eat marshmallow-covered popcorn and watch inappropriately scary movies” kind of mom. I’ll leave the crafts to the moms with better sense than I have.
What else? What do you wanna talk about this week? I’ve been leaving these Weekend Open Thread posts pretty open-ended lately. I hope that’s OK. But here’s a related topic, if you want one: do you dress up for Halloween? If so, do you know what you’re going to be this year? Do you have ideas for people who are still deciding? And what was your favorite costume as a kid?
Also, are you afraid of clowns? And what do you think of couples-themed costumes??