I thought my Halloween costume making days were over but much to my surprise, I was called into action for my creative abilities. I helped make by daughter look like a bottle of citrus scented bodywash because she and her cousins were going to a party as a complete line of shower products. Yes, I can cut shapes out to look like lemons, limes and grapefruits like nobody’s business. And you’d envy just how well I can draw in pulp and sections on them.
It reminded me of all of the costumes we made over the years and especially of the one that I made when my other daughter wanted to be a salad. She ended up winning a contest so I think I did okay with what I thought was a very strange request for a costume from a child who didn’t touch a vegetable for another good ten years.
And speaking of vegetables, after my art session, I ran home to babysit my nieces and was amazed that someone so small had the fine motor skills to be able to actually pick ONE pea out of a bowl of peas with the serving spoon when I told her she had to have a very small helping of them. I let her get away with that just out of sheer awe.
I let them stay up pretty late, eat cake and ice cream, drink soda and then they ratted me out to my brother when he came home. No good deed…
So I am not sure if I will get any more babysitting jobs but at least I am assured that I am still considered a good pick for costume making. Nothing like job security.
“If the cut of the costume indicates intellect and talent, then the color indicates temper and heart.”
~ Thomas Carlyle