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The 6'2 Leprechaun


Sunday, November 01, 2009

The day before Halloween I asked my 17 yr. old son , Daniel "What is it you want to be for Halloween this year"? This all felt rather vague to me...we're in the throws of applying to colleges, and finishing his BSA Eagle badges, and school papers, and the last week of Marching Band...etc. Halloween was way down the list.

He said: I want to be a Leprachaun, and Chris is coming over to put on theatre make-up me. Can we go get a costume?". My first thought was that I have a basket we can cover in green foil (and there's some of that up with the wrapping paper!), and we can buy some of those gold leafcovered chocolate coins at the supermarket....I've got that covered....Then, I thought , buy a costume? ...the day before Halloween?....(we had a short but sweet conversation about doing things last minute...!)

So we head to Party Depot....he's sure there is something there....he goes in, and I stay in the car to read, because I'm sure there's nothing there.....but he's in there a long time???.....so I go in....

Well, there WAS something there....a friend (of the female sort) from marching band and they talked and talked and talked....so I got him out of there, and I'm thinking: costume, costume, Leprechaun?, ?..... so we go over to the other party store (I humor him a lot - but he's my last...) (Ok....I said a lot....ugh...)

...and it's a few doors down from the fabric store!!! Wow!....I'll just go in and look.....

Well, the Simplicity patterns were only $1.99, The fabric was on sale for $4.89/yd...it was bright green satin.....what else could I do??

I had such fun! I made pants (unisex nurses elastic waist), a vest(formal, 4 button), a tie(I'd made them before for my brothers-in-law, when I was about 15 - they were good sports! LOL), and a hat (this I had to be inventive with...complete with cardboard cut out brim!) He got to the party more like at 7 instead of 6, but he was a hit!

My DH says this is early empty-nesting hitting hard, but he helped...he ironed the tie (he should know how a tie should turn out, right?), while I sewed on the brim of the hat... What a guy...I think he's right about the empty nesting though. And Daniel isn't leaving for college for another 10 months!! Oh boy....But, it WAS fun!
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HICALGAL 11/1/2009 9:47PM

    LOL...i enjoyed this blog. i can't wait to see the pics! emoticon

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MINDYJ1 11/1/2009 8:44PM

    That is so neat! What quality time you had with your son!

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NO-41_RAZZYS_PL 11/1/2009 8:36PM

    FAB-U-LOUS-I-TY that's all I can say, Betsy! How ingenious!! It never hurts to arrive 'fashionably' late, to a party. LOOK at Cinderella, & she got the Prince. Sounds like there's a little bit a 'sweet' for Daniel at the Party Depot... emoticon but did ya' get a pic?!!

I got a sewing machine, a portable GPS (I can put in my purse & use when I'm walkin' around towns) old Tom Selleck & Chuck Norris DVD's... & the prettiest scarf, hat, gloves ever!! Oh, hehe! I got a little side-tracked there... ANYWAY, I'll be needing patterns too!!

What wonderful memories you've given your son, Betsy, and don't you feel uneasy or critical- not one bitty weensy bitty bit either!! Once he's stepped out into that wide world, then you will also start a new journey, but that's almost an entire year away. ENJOY!!

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MSUEQUILTS 11/1/2009 8:34PM

    All I can say is enjoy it while it lasts! Indulge yourself!

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