……. but we DO have “Jim Dear”
As Halloween’s go, this could be the “lowest key” low-key Halloween we have ever had.
This post, which would normally be our “Halloween Wrap-Up” post is not much of a wrap-up post at all.
With only 3 parties scheduled this season, we were already down a few activities (and costume choices) before the season began. One party was rescheduled to a time when DC could not attend, so we were down to 2.
He chose Peter Pan for his camp party. Chip and Mrs. Potts from the cancelled party will have to be put on hold for another year.
But…. he did go with “Jim Dear” for his Halloween/Trick-or-Treat party and he was pretty excited about it.
As you may or may not know, DC asked to be “Jim Dear” (of Jim Dear and Darling fame from Lady and the Tramp) for many years. I always talked him out of it because Jim Dear, is basically just a guy in a suit and no one would know who he was supposed to be – which honestly would not be the first time, but …….. a guy in a suit? We could do better than that.
A few years back when all of the Steam Punk clothing and costumes became popular and easier to find and while shopping for a hat for a different occasion, I happened upon a derby-type hat, I thought that would be the year he could finally be Jim Dear.
Well…… he already had other costumes in his head and Jim Dear was not on the list! It had ALWAYS been on his list but for some reason, that year it was not.
This year, it was his first choice.
He finally got to be Jim Dear.
Yes – still just a guy in a suit, but he loved it.
Yes, most people thought he was Charlie Chaplin and I am not sure why Charlie Chaplin would be carrying a briefcase, Lady and Tramp, but…..
he knew who he was, so that is all that mattered.
He had fun eating pizza and trick-or-treating with his friends, so in the end, Halloween was a success.
And we’re ahead of the game by one costume (Mrs. Potts and Chip) for next year.
In DC’s world, Halloween is over as soon as we arrive back home. That being the case, the calendars were changed to November first thing and
“Vickie, I am so excited for Thanksgiving” began –