Halloween costumes gone bad

 - by emaroo

So I haven’t had much luck with the Halloween costume this year.  I first ordered an adorable scarecrow costume.  When it arrived I realized that it was just enormous and that I didn’t have the time nor patience to alter it to make it work.  Besides that, as you can see in the attached picture, Jack was none too pleased to wear the hood anyway.  I decided it would go in the closet for next year.

So, we had to start the hunt for a replacement and being right before Halloween and seeing as I didn’t want to spend more money on something he would only wear once, I decided to try and find something that he could wear again.  He already has overalls, so I thought I could get a cute western shirt and make him a Cowboy.  So, into Gymboree I went to scavenge their sale racks.  I was in luck!  I found an adorable snap front western shirt with cowboys on it, a western vest and on the way out…the crowning glory…a cowboy hat!  The hat was huge, but so what!  It looks cute and he can wear it for a long time.

Tonight after his bath, I decided to put on just the vest and hat for fun and to see if he would even wear the hat.  Oh, he did…and then it hit.  Alan and I looked at each other and our jaws dropped.  At the same moment we realized that we had turned our sweet innocent baby boy not into any ‘ol Cowboy but into Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain!  It might not have been so bad with the shirt and overalls.  Of course, I had to take a picture.  He does seem much happier as a gay cowboy than as a scarecrow, though.

What have I done?

Fortunately it will be 68* at sundown tomorrow…so he will likely be too hot for the vest.  Maybe that will help.

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