Last year, as I recapped Halloween, I promised myself that I would finish costumes early. See this post because I even had the gumption to write it down. Well, the 15th has come and gone and there are exactly 0 of 3 costumes finished (0 of 5 if you count the adult costumes but I'm not going to because then I might really panic). It seems I do not respond to artificial deadlines.
Part of the problem is that the boys are waffling a bit. I guess there are too many Star Wars characters to choose from. But tonight I make them commit! And if you've ever tried to pin down a two-year-old, you know what I'm in for this evening.
Speaking of the iron will of a two-year-old, I thought of something recently that made my life a tad easier so I thought I'd share.
Two of our boys are crazy over yogurt. The oldest, however, runs screaming (I am not exagerrating) from the sight of yogurt--dunno. The five-year-old has the dexterity to handle yogurt tubes...something I frankly don't get the fuss over but he loves them. And of course, once the two-year-old saw yogurt tubes, there was no deterring him. Does he have the dexterity to eat them mess free. No, not at all. Instead, the tube contents are routinely flung about the kitchen as he struggles, insistently, to feed himself.
This is an unwelcomed mess in any household. But if your home is also a yogurtphobe habitat..well, you can imagine how much nicer it is for everyone if yogurt bits are not dotting random surfaces.
This was a very long way of introducing you to this idea--stick a straw into the yogurt tube before you hand it off to your two-year-old. It gives the tube some much needed structure as well as ample access to the yogurty contents.
So there you go. Merely a week and a half to go until Halloween and I have nothing to show for it. But at least I'm not scrubbing yogurt off the ceiling tonight!