After my little fiasco with the Superman costumes earlier in the week, I was thinking I could put my feet up and relax while drinking pumpkin beer until Halloween rolled around.
I was wrong.
As it turns out, my husband’s office division is doing a theme for Halloween this year. That theme? The Addams Family.
I was hoping he’d go with something relatively easy. Like Fester or Pugsley. But, wouldn’t you know it… my husband chose to go as Cousin Itt.
Last night, he brought home a little present for me. A bowler hat, spectacles, and four yards of hideously furry material. My mission? To turn a mound of shedding fabric into something that halfway resembled a six-foot Cousin Itt costume.
Begrudgingly, I obliged. Three beers and two broken sewing machine needles later, we had this:
Not to mention an extremely hairy dining room floor.
And all I can say is… next year, we’re SO going to Target to buy Halloween costumes.
But now that that’s over? I am happy to say that my motherly and wifely Halloween duties are complete. I am now committed to actually enjoying the upcoming holiday. I intend on spending the next few days drinking pumpkin ale. And gorging myself on Starburst and candy corn.
Maybe I’ll even go carve a jack-o-lantern, just for kicks. I’ve already picked out my pattern. Now all I have to do is carve it.