Mine was great, in fact my son and I basically turned it into a three day event. After being chased out of LA last week by a huge cloud of black smoke (no, nothing of mine burned but my son's asthma required a voluntary evacuation) we decided to go to San Francisco's "Boo At The Zoo" event. My son dressed up as Albert Einstein and when I sprayed his crazy, curly hair white I realized that he did indeed bear a striking resemblance to the man. Even after his painted on mustache started to wear off and he had ditched his lab coat that proudly bore E=mc² people still took in his hair and sweater worn over a collared shirt and asked, "Is he dressed up as Einstein?"
Furthermore, it appears that Einstein can dance. Radio Disney was at the zoo and my boy, who loves to be the center of attention, entered the dance contest and won first place! He was rewarded with a Power Ranger Action figure which he could care less about but the real prize for him was the victory itself.
Sunday we came back to LA and on Tuesday we decided that we went to California Adventure Park's Halloween party. My son got his costume on again and for some reason it gave him courage that had previously eluded him. He went on rides that he would never have dreamed of going on before. Rides that went fast and high up in the sky. Those things usually make him anxious and while we waited in line he did fret quite a bit but he got on and he actually ended up enjoying himself. The operator of a rocket ship ride went so far as to get on the microphone to give my son...er...Einstein props for giving us access to the physics that made this kind of "space travel" possible.
And lastly we went trick-or-treating on Halloween night with a big group of kids. My son has become close to a ten year old girl (guess he likes older women) and the two of them were pretty much inseparable for the entire night. When we were done knocking on doors she looked at him and said decisively, "You're coming over to my house now." Gotta love a girl who knows what she wants.
I thought of dressing up myself, but the costumes in my closet from previous Halloweens (Sexy Nurse, Sexy Devil, Tina Turner From The 80s) didn't seem appropriate for the zoo/amusement park/trick-or-treating-with-a-bunch-of-elementary-students. That's okay, there's always next year and I did wear Minnie Mouse ears at California Adventure Park so that has to count for something.
So all in all this season's Halloween was a big success. Hope yours was equally enjoyable!
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