The Tackler is in full Halloween mode.
No, he hasn’t taken to wearing a mask and begun to kill off our neighbors in creative and unrealistic ways whenever one dares to pee by themselves.
I am hopefully several years away from him even knowing who Michael Myers is.
The imminent holiday has created some interesting, and often hilarious, observations.
Lil Diva isn’t about to be left out of the fun.
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I sent CG to the store for dinner ingredients (more on that in future post) and The Tackler went with him to pick out a pumpkin for Halloween.
A perfect pumpkin was chosen and placed in the seat next to him in the grocery cart.
For the rest of the store visit, my son carried on a conversation with his pumpkin.
CG heard him muttering and asked, “What?”
“I’m just talking to the pumpkin, Daddy.”
The conversation was not one-sided.
The Tackler turned the pumpkin at random intervals, leaning in as if the pumpkin had whispered, and asked, “What was that, pumpkin?”
I only wish CG had captured it on video.
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Every time my children see a ghost, goblin, ghoul, witch, or homicidal maniac Halloween decoration they:
- Cry a gutteral “AGHHHHHHHH! AHHHHHHHHH!”
- Run from the decoration screaming
- Return less than fifteen seconds later.
- Repeat the process until I drag them away.
Lil Diva assumes, based on her brother’s actions, this a completely normal reaction to all Halloween decorations.
I wonder how she’d fair at a haunted house.
And how this will translate when she sees Santa Claus.
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It began as a loud, roaring version of peek-a-boo between Bobbi and The Tackler: hiding under a blanket, yelling “boo”, the recipient releasing a scream of terror.
Then The Tackler turned into a ghost.
Tackler: “I’m a fire ghost. I like to burn all kinds of stuff.”
Bobbi: What do fire ghosts do?
T: Fire ghosts burn stuffs with their ears (followed with serious nod from under pillow case where this entire conversation takes place).
B: Like what?
T: Well, I burn sometimes… Eggos. .. and space.
B: Like… outer space?
T: I like to destroy things above space. I need to destroy bad guys and those are all dirt, and I need to fire them.
B: Is the fire ghost friends with the water ghost?
T: No, because the water ghost lives all the way up there (points to attic) and I can’t get up that high.
You have to love four and half year old logic.
What amusing ideas does Halloween inspire in your kids? or you?