There is something so messed up about having to deal with the threat of zits and wrinkles at the same dang time. It's just not right, I tell you. Not right at all. I think I know the culprit though. I've been putting Vaseline with cocoa butter on my lips just before going to bed at night and suddenly I'm breaking out around the right side of my mouth. Makes sense since that is usually the side that goes on the pillow first at night. It's like I can't win for losing. Woe is me.
But enough about me and my first world problems. It's Halloween!
Many of my older Halloween pics are pre-digital and I am not the least bit organized when it comes to photos. Or anything else, for that matter. I had this plan last week to compose a post of all the boys' past Halloween costumes but since they are 13 and 9 now and their Halloweens past go all the way back to 1999...well, let's just say that ain't gonna be happenin' today. Maybe next year.
I did, however, find a few older ones that I snapped photos of with my iPhone (yes, a picture of a picture but dragging the scanner out and all that mess requires a great deal of time and level of patience that I seem to be currently lacking)...
When Devin was three (2002) he wanted nothing more in this world than to be Batman for Halloween. The smallest Batman costume I could find was a little big for him but he could not have cared less. He was Batman! There is one particular photo of him in it that hung on the refrigerator for years. In it he had the most serious look on his face as he held his cape open on both sides as if to say, "I.AM.BATMAN!" I so wish I could have found that one but I did find this one and well, it just makes me smile...
|Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman|
Always be Batman. ~Andy Biersack
|Halloween wraps fear in innocence,|
As though it were a slightly sour sweet.
Let terror, then, be turned into a treat...
|You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing. What! Is it nothing to be happy? Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long? Never in his life will he be so busy again.|
|Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story. ~Mason Cooley|
There is nothing that gives more assurance than a mask. ~Colette
Now go let your freak flag fly...