No one told us they were going to celebrate Halloween a month early, but when we pulled into the campground it was all decked out for creepiness. Campers unpacked plastic tubs full of junk to display around the campsite and spent all day setting things up for the best decorated site competition. One site even had a hearse parked out front. We had no decorations with us, not even candy corn. Trick or treating was on the activities schedule for 4pm, and we had no costumes with us. It was a month before Halloween, for goodness sake.
I sorta, almost, basically, pretty much totally HATE the holiday that celebrates death and blood and evil. I didn’t care that we were unprepared for the festivities, and thought it wasn’t a big deal. Silly mama….those kids love to dress up and they love candy. It was a big deal.
Well, what do you know…..Saturday morning we realized there was no coffee in the trailer. What? NO COFFEE??? How could I have missed that on the grocery list? Brian offered to drive out to Wal-Mart (there’s always a Wal-Mart somewhere), while the kids and I played at the campground. He came back with coffee, diet coke (thankyouverymuch-myhandsomehusband) and three brand new Halloween costumes for the kids. This is so out of character, it made me fall just a little bit more in love with him. This is the man that researches things 150%, who looks for coupons and cash back awards and deals. He’s quite famous in our little circle of influence for being the deal guy.
I’m not “famous” for this, but I get most of the kids clothes second hand. It’s my contribution to recycling and saving money. I would NEVER ever buy full priced costumes, especially the crap they sell at Wal-Mart. We have a huge box of costumes that I buy when I see something I like second hand. Every year, I tell the kids to pick something out of there for trick or treating occasions.
Daddy, thoughtful, sweet guy, wanted the kids to participate and make memories. Here’s one happy little kitty cat: