Liam always has grand plans for his Halloween costumes, something along the
lines of what might be required in a big Broadway show. The artist and visionary in him really comes out in October. This year he wanted to be a character from Pokemon--Mega Heracross EX, which is a unicorn beetle, or something. The reality is that his visions with Halloween costumes are often actualized by we grown ups. This year, Tim did all the work.
Reid, on the other hand, wants to waste
no one's time with costumes. I used to feel he was getting the
short end of the stick as the second kid, but the guy is simply practical, and he'd rather play than finesse hat colors or detailing on gloves. This year, he said he
needed a top hat and a cigarette--he was going to be a grown up--but
when the school said they could wear costumes to school and that weapons
(and presumably fake smokes) were not allowed, he asked for a mask and
decided he was a super-hero gangster. So, there it is. The best kind of
This year's trick-or-treating happened in a butterfly garden at night.