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She's on to me

Charlotte has a Halloween party today at day care.  As I have every year for the last four, I dressed her in her garb and sent her in.  She doens't know the difference, everyone else is all impressed, and it's zero work.

She's clearly on to me.  Next year there will need to be a costume.  Next year, for that matter, I need to find someplace where she can go trick or treating - although I should probably take a walk up and down our street to see if anyone has their lights on tonight. 

In other psychological news, last night I sat at my dining room table with the lights on and the news on in the living room, and had a lovely dinner of lamb chops and yellow rice while CL&P talked about the outages.  I felt guilty.  Apparently I'm still not quite over last year.


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Oct. 31st, 2012 12:23 pm (UTC)
I might be too far, but I have plenty of candy....
Oct. 31st, 2012 06:17 pm (UTC)
Up your way, just like where I am, it was totally random rather than a wide swath of destruction. Simply put you lucked out on this one. We too had power throughout the storm yet there are places in fifteen minutes drive that will be out until at least the weekend.
Nov. 1st, 2012 12:45 am (UTC)
I have power back!! I came home from getting a prescription filled and picking up a few groceries (a four hour expedition...don't ask!) to find that I had power back. It's so nice to have heat and light again! My office on the other hand, does not have power yet.
Nov. 1st, 2012 12:46 am (UTC)
Nov. 1st, 2012 03:19 am (UTC)
Halloween and Simple Faire
I know we're not around the corner, but our neighborhood is good, and my girls would love to take a little girl around with them.

BTW, when is Simple Faire? Can we make it happen for M to go with you? I've been thinking about this on and off for a few weeks.

I'll tell you one reason I'd like her to experience this now. Right now she's a little girl, very cute, very funny, a lot of fun who loves history and dressing up in historical costume of any kind. In a few short years she's going to be _gorgeous_. If this is something she's actually interested in down the road, I want her to have a group of Concerned-Elders-Who-Will-Frown-Upon-Callow-Youths.

Is there likely to be any small choral group singing? She is in a children's choir and would probably love to join in.

Glad you've made it through the madness.
Nov. 1st, 2012 07:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Halloween and Simple Faire
She actually went out last night, and was quite happily done after one house. It was pretty funny. We'll have to see how next year develops.

Simplefare is this weekend, unfortunately. I've been focused on some family stuff, and arranging that slipped right off my radar. Unfortunately, since this is our first one as baron and baroness, I'm going to be running completely crazed trying to figure out what I'm supposed to be doing - I'm actually probably going to hand Charlotte off to a friend for a big chunk of the day. AND Bob is coming in late because we had a conflict.

I know that a year is forever at that age, but I'd love to take her next year when we're settled in. I'm also thinking that if it's something that she tries and likes, and she and Charlotte get along, she'll have a whole *barony* of Concerned Elders keeping an eye on them. Handy, that.

I'm just going to be up to my elbows in alligators this time.
Nov. 2nd, 2012 03:36 am (UTC)
Re: Halloween and Simple Faire
That's fine, I suddenly realized that it probably was right around the corner and that we hadn't done anything. Okay, so we need to schedule some time to get together.

It's being held in Manchester, right? At South United Methodist?

My sister is leading the Expand Manchester Public Library campaign. From 11 to 1 on Saturday there should be people in front of the library up on Main Street holding up "Vote Yes" signs. Please advise your loyal subjects that if they take their dragons out they are to honk in support! And if they would care to provide colorful gestures at the Vote No people, that would be bonus.
Nov. 2nd, 2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
You are always more than welcome to come here to take her around. There are always a fair bunch of kids in the area. Peyton came up with Laura and took her around the block. Keep it in mind for next year and I will remind you when it's closer.
Nov. 12th, 2012 03:33 am (UTC)
Halloween costumes? V has 'em! Bring Charlotte shopping at our place next summer.

Victoria insists on keeping hers for dressup until even she recognizes she can't fit into them, so some are be in better shape than others. Barbie fairytopia probably needs new wings... but the Panda's a bit too warm for everyday wear so it's almost new. Rapunzel will need a little seam work because she already is too big for it. Why yes that's 3 years worth of costumes... and it doesn't even get up to the one for this year. I started buying big by accident -- she coveted the pink fairy costume at BJs and it was the only size left. The panda showed up at a consignment shop. And Sitto planned last year's Rapunzel so V could wear a turtleneck underneath. Since there was no Halloween, she&I dressed up for New Years Eve carousel-riding in Hartford -- that and her SCA cloak and she wasn't *too* cold. Especially after she turned the yarn-wg into a scarf. (Her idea not mine -- one smart cookie!)

And although I have the concept of selling the costumes that don't fit her at the consignment shop, it hasn't sunk in yet. That will happen soon, as she's getting Tooth Fairy money now and will eventually think to spend it... and get used to that and... oy.

Edited at 2012-11-12 03:35 am (UTC)
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