Ethan’s, Megan’s, and Rachael’s carving artistry
To Do Before Friday at 2:30:
Create final touches on kids’ costumes, hair and makeup
Create costumes for Derrick and I
Create oceanic backdrop for ward carnival fishing game
Create and decorate two dozen cupcakes with kids (they insist on helping, which really speeds things up)
Create presumably contest winning chili
Create presumably contest winning cornbread
Do not create apple pie. I really dislike creating apple pie.
Create basket of goodies to “boo” our neigbors. We got boo-ed two weeks ago, and have still failed to respond. I know. Ungracious.
Create imaginative trunk display for the (freaking) Trunk or Treaters
Create stylish yet casually coordinating outfits for family pictures on Saturday morning. First must purchase such outfits.
Create more money in my checking account.
I am not a creative person. I know many of you reading this are. Help! And pardon my french (and the pun), but what the freak is going on? When did Halloween become a quasi-Christmas, complete with a checklist, baking and stress? Am I the only one feeling the heat? (I doubt it.) Despite the to-dos, I think we’ll still have fun. Or at least my kids will. Hope you do, too.