Monday, October 31, 2011
Halloween with a 2 year old
There's this thing about 2 year olds, they are incredibly entertaining and charming while being nightmarish and mind numbing all at the same time. Example: I bought the DVD "Rio" for Liam a few weeks ago and he will watch nothing else. He will point at the TV, all hours of the day, and say "PB! Birdies! Watch! On!"
Halloween presented a problem for me, I had to make a costume for someone who only wants to wear his "Cars" jammies. Inspired by Liam's new obsession with birdies, I bought a glue gun and a feather boa and hoped for the best. "Rio" features a pair of blue macaws and several obnoxious songs that are constantly looping in my head so I had no trouble envisioning a costume while singing "Everybody loves samba, the music is wild and free..."
For his costume, I made a blue fleece hat and glued felt circles on for the eyes. At one point, hot glue got on my finger while I was gluing the eyes on and I whipped my hand around while my skin burned off, losing the felt eye in the process. We searched everywhere for it but didn't find it until bed time when I noticed it was stuck to the side of the dog.
I made the birdie tail out of felt, pipe cleaners, and feathers. I made a belt out of felt and a buckle I had around and then did my best to convince Liam to put it on by dancing around in it myself.
Liam at Kindermusik class with the other toddlers on 10/31/11.
After Kindermusik, we had a quick dinner and then took Liam around the neighborhood to trick or treat. He picked it up amazingly fast, funny how that is. He kept saying, "More punkins!" as we went from house to house. When we got home, he had to show us all of the treats, one at a time, and then show us again. He didn't eat any of them, if he remembers tomorrow, we'll let him have one. He likes a little "Chalk-it". So does mommy and daddy bird.