Lucas was stuck on "The Lion King" for ages and we thought he'd never get over it, even months after he was banned from watching the movie (have you seen how violent it is? And what's with the Nazi references?). But alas, he has completely outgrown it. As a matter of fact, I reluctantly purchased a Simba Halloween costume which I had to return because he would have none of it.
Lucas continues to adore animals, especially those in the wild, which we support and encourage. That said, this summer friends introduced him to what has become his latest animated movie obsession "How to Train Your Dragon" -- in the last few weeks he's grown so fond of the movie that he decided this year's only acceptable Halloween costume is the loveable dragon "Toothless" or as he calls him "Toofess" -- if you haven't seen the movie, run don't walk to pick up the DVD...it's seriously that good and has a great message of coexistance.
As you can imagine, we've been searching high and low for a Toothless costume with no luck. In the meantime, inspired by Lucas, Tom and I decided to build on the theme and picked up Viking costumes, which we debuted at Tom's sister's Halloween party this past weekend. Here we are as an ax-wielding-pigtailed blond and a too-short-tunic-long-haired-wig-wearing brut...we were a riot and actually kind of frightening. But, I digress, with the clock ticking we've now given in to the only available option: make Lucas' costume ourselves! We will bring the little sewing talent we share to help our son live out his Halloween fantasy.
Isn't this what parenting is all about?!