Happy (almost) Halloween! This year, I’m afraid I’ll be sitting Halloween out with a sick three-week-old. Originally, I’d had visions of dressing up Jackson as a Tootsie Roll or something equally adorable, but not only is he too small for pretty much any costume, he’s still miserable with a cold. So, I will have to just reminisce of Halloweens past as I squirt saline drops up the baby’s nose and try to squeeze in a short nap here and there when I can get it.
The photo above was taken on one of my favorite past Halloweens. I was 23, still living in Missouri, and visiting my bestie in Chicago (he’s the one in the blue wig). I loved my costume that year. I was dressed in all silver with a star-shaped piece of cardboard covered in tinfoil tied to my back with silver rope. I held a water gun and when anyone asked what I was, I pointed the gun at them and said, “A shooting star!” It was a little more creative than the three consecutive years I was a brothel owner, anyway.
So! What are your Halloween plans? Are you dressing up? What has been your favorite costume to date? And what was always your favorite candy in your trick-or-treat bag? I, of course, loved Tootsie Rolls, candy corn, and any miniature candy bars (especially Three Musketeers), though it was always a buzzkill when my mom made me break the candy in half “in case some crazy put a razor in it.”