It's that time of year - Halloween! I have been busy making Bee-bee's Rapunzel costume - all that is left is to hot glue gun flowers to her long braid. She can't wait to wear it to school and show it off - she is even more excited to wear it to Cha-cha's therapy appointment before we go and show Miss E her outfit.
Cha-cha, well, being excited about Halloween is difficult when you don't understand what's going on. We have asked him and showed him pictures of costumes - I've taken him into Target and stores and he turns his nose to everything. Last year we tortured him and put him in this big fluffy dog outfit and he hated it about 50% of the time he had it on. He refused to put it on at school and he ended up wearing a fire fighter dress up outfit. This year, somehow, we got him to say yes to a garbage man, but any time you ask him, he says no. So I made up two t-shirts and I'm praying he will put one of them on tomorrow at his preschool/daycare. One is a yellow shirt with a zig-zag like Charlie Brown and the other is a green shirt with a "WM" on the back like a garbage man.
We explained Trick or Treating to him and tried to get him to say "Trick or Treat"...right now he either refuses to say it or will say, "reet" and walk away. I'm pretty sure he'll "get it" when we are out there getting candy, but for now, I don't know how much he understands about all of it. Who knows - is he afraid of having to say something to get the candy? He still doesn't say "Thank you" out loud - he signs it. So it will look like the garbage man is blowing kisses...which is sort of funny. Thankfully, we are very friendly with our neighbors and they all know Cha-cha and will love him regardless if he's wearing a costume or not.
Today a coworker gave me the idea of having him hold up a sign that says, "Thank you!" I don't know if he'll last more than a half dozen houses, but if he does, I think I'll make one and bring it along.