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We were enjoying [maybe not the right word!] a long [extra half-hour due to stop-and-go traffic on I-94 for at least 18 miles] drive home from a wonderful weekend at Wisconsin Dells we'd enjoyed [right word!] with most of my side of the family. Here are a few snippets of our conversations.
Me: What was your favorite ride this weekend?Penguin: Hm... the family raft ride!M: Why?Penguin, our more extroverted child: I think because you got to go on it with more people.
The girls, pointing out to me that it was almost October, and since I don't start their Halloween costumes until October, wanting to get those settled.
Me: Well, then, have you decided what you want to be?Pumpkin: Yes! You know! I want to be a ghost-owl-vampire!Me: Um... how are we going to do that?Penguin, interrupting: You can guess mine! "I vant...to drink...your BRAINS!"Me: Yeah? You're sure you want to be a vampire-zombie?!
...discussion ensues regarding how to make Penguin a zombie-vampire. Basic consensus is vampire (already have cape!) + greenish face & sores...
Me: Ok, then, how are we going to do a ghost-owl-vampire? I don't know if I can make all those three things work.Pumpkin: Well, the owl is a barn owl so it's white like a ghost.Me: Ok... tell me more.Pumpkin: So I need a white owl costume, then add FANGS!Me: So... like a vampire bat, but a vampire owl?Pumpkin: YES!
Slightly later, still in a Halloween-related conversation...
Mr. Kluges: Hey, did you think about being a vampire-fairy?!?!?!Pumpkin, subtext, that is ridiculous: Nooooo!Mr. Kluges: Why not?Pumpkin: 'Cuz that's not real!
It's a good thing I wasn't driving, 'cuz we would've went off the road with my giggling after that last bit. Vampire-fairy =/= real, but vampire-zombie AND ghost-owl-vampire? Totally possible!