I've had 3 more - things is lookin up! They've all been decked out too! yaaaay.
I have to tell a story about my ex hubby .... he was never really into the spirit of pretty much any holiday... but one Halloween, he was informed by the kids and me that this particular year he WOULD be joining us trick or treating and he WOULD be required to dress up. All our attempts to help him put a costume together were rebuffed, so at 5:00 on that Halloween evening, he began to assemble his costume.
He took a garbage bag, cut holes out for the head and arms, put it over his head, smeared something sticky ( I forget what - maybe honey?) all over the bag, went out to the back yard, and rolled around in the leaves. The kids and I watched with increasing mortification - hoping against hope that he had a plan for pulling something amazing together with these antics.
Once done covering himself in leaves from the back yard, he pronounced his costume finished.
"What are you supposed to be?" we all chorused.
He replied... "The Creature from the Black Lagoon... of course!"
oh but wait.... it gets better...
about half way down the block, on about the third house or so, the wind picked up, and brought with it a stench most foul. Thinking it was something coming from the yard we were standing in, we quickly moved on.
So did the stench.... in fact the stench followed us for a couple more blocks - occassionally waning, but always returning with a vengeance....
Finally, I realized where it was coming from.
The dog doo doo that was stuck to the garbage bag with the leaves.
That story has been retold almost every year by my kids - ok well , maybe once or twice by me too.... he will go down in history for that costume. hee hee gag hee hee