Jon declared that he was going to be a ghost for Hallowe’en months ago. (For those of you who haven’t seen previous costumes, here’s the 2006, 2005 and 2004 versions.) This year’s version featured a glowing full moon and optional ghost dog (Photon rarely allowed the costume to sit on her).
Jon really got into his costume this year, moaning like a ghost for many of his benefactors o’ candy. As with last year we brought the costume to school for him to participate in the costume parade:
…but we have an ulterior motive: it allows us to steal off to the physiotherapy department and let Jon get a good solid look at himself in costume in the huge mirrors. That really makes all the difference in his perception of who he is for the evening-to-come.
Jon had an absolute blast trick-or-treating this year. Socially, he’s very comfortable, he knows the routine, has points of commonality to chat about and everything is great.
After reading the tombstones, Photon suddenly has a bad feeling about her first Hallowe’en.
Our one problem is that since we stayed out having fun, we missed all the traffic and there weren’t too many kids around later when we got home. In short, for the first time ever, we have a ——Â CANDY GLUT! Volunteers?