My Convertible Life

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Warning about Halloween Masks

This is what my son's face usually looks like:

Nearly always smiley and happy. Often silly or goofy. Occasionally grumpy or frustrated. But blessedly, almost never stern or evil.

So that's why his Halloween costume was so disconcerting this year.

With that horrible, hard plastic Anakin Skywalker mask on, we couldn't see his smile. And with the way the cut-outs were shaped (or maybe just because the whole thing was so weird), we couldn't even see if his eyes were smiling.

Every time I looked at him, I got sad and worried. It was like some sort of creepy glimpse into a future teen-aged Junius who sulks around, refuses to smile and dyes his hair.

Blech.

So let this serve as a cautionary tale to the rest of you moms out there. Next year, don't let your babies grow up to be kids who wear angry masks as part of their Halloween costumes.
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1 comment:

  1. I can't tell you how relieved I was to read this. When I first opened it I fully expected a tragic story to serve as the warning. I was all prepared to freak out about how close L came to wearing a hulk mask. In the end, I agree that he looked weird and he found it too uncomfortable to wear, so we just painted him green instead.

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