I had a moment of awesomeness today, and very few people got to witness the outcome, since we didn't get to do much trick-or-treating. Which is why I love blogs.
This morning I woke up and realized I didn't have a costume for H-. Sure, I guess I could have put the little guy in a superman shirt and cape, but I didn't have any bottoms that would go with it, so I wasn't too excited about it. I guess I also could have put him in overalls and called him a farmer, but I wasn't feeling it. And besides, L- was going as Dorothy again this year, and I kind of wanted a theme (even though nobody got to see them together, but that's a different story).
So I says to myself, I says, "Self? You have no money, no car, and no time. You are going to have to pull this one out of an unmentionable place. Meanwhile, you'll be watching two babies and two four-year-olds, trying to pack for another four-day-trip, and your sewing machine is in storage. Think you're up for it?"
And I said, "Bring it." Which made me feel alive.
I now present one of the most amazingly cute (no-sew) scarecrows from The Wizard of Oz, thrown together in under ten minutes. I suppose that if I had more time, I would have gotten a green shirt instead of a blue one, and maybe made some boots or at least bought some black socks, but seriously guys, I think this is one of my shining moments.
Come on now. That hat was made from a pant leg. For not spending a dime on this thing, I think I did pretty well.
Also, I got some priceless video of H- falling down, and L-, in her Dorothy costume, trying to hold him up. If that's not the cutest thing you've heard today, then I don't care, because it's damn well the cutest thing I've heard all week.
Please pretend you care, because this is the most accomplished I've felt in over seven months. Also, feel free to toot your own Halloween Costume Horn in the comments