This Halloween my little guy had a huge thrill. Beyond all the lollie loot, it was that his favourite big sister wanted to help him celebrate and said she would create a costume and do his hair and make-up for the big day. But not only that, she would also pound the pavement taking him trick or treating.
Miss Arabella even collected her little brother from school. Once in the door she sat him on a stool in the kitchen and started on ‘the look’. Alfie had said he wanted to go as a Zombie and so Miss Arabella had purchased scars to put on his face and some white powder for his face and black hair spray (I don’t know why zombies can’t be blond), and her father’s hair gel to make a mohawk and then rummaged through Alfie’s drawers and found near new clothing to attack with scissors and splatter with ‘blood’.
Alfie was entranced by all the fuss, attention and devotion. I’ve never seen him so well behaved; he was like an zombie-angel.
It took around half an hour to complete the look and then he looked in the mirror and was beyond pleased. Looking at his bloodied and scarred face he asked, ‘Do I have to wash this off or can I go to school like this tomorrow?’
Last year we bought a special Halloween plastic pumpkin to put all your treats in but who knows where that ended up. Scrounging through Alfie’s cupboard I found an Easter basket that I thought was inappropriate but just perfect for trick or treating. It got the thumbs down from Arabella and Alfie. They found another container and off they went, together.
It was a very successful mission. Alfie came home with more treats than I have ever seen. Many had said how much they loved his costume. But beyond the costume, the hair, the make-up, the treats and the compliments on his look, Alfie just loved his big sister spending time with him. He went to bed a very happy boy – the best Halloween ever!
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