Saturday, October 28, 2006

(Please pardon no pix today. Blogger is freaking out on me and not letting me load them.)

Another great sighting at the Tangled Web last week: The fabulous (and too elusive!) Francesca of here and here stopped by the store. How great was it to see her!! In the weird bloggy world that we live in, we had both been reading each other's blogs and so were all caught up on kids and knitting and all the other (less-important) stuff of life without having seen each other in person in months, but still! It was great to see her lovely friendly face when she walked in, and we gossiped madly about intarsia (ew), and fingerless gloves (yay!), and Star Trek (yay), and new Battlestar Gallactica (probably the next obsession coming down the pike for MM.)

Okay, so I had some free time yesterday, so I finally finished Gus's Halloween costume.

Gus was a little circumspect about the tights. I only referred to them as "leggings", which he heard first as "hikings" and then told me about "guys who hike" and how they wear "hikings" to keep their legs warm. I came back with many instances of football players and hockey players and baseball players and general all-around tough guys who wear "leggings". Once he had them on, Gus started calling them "heels" [huh?] and started talking about how embarrassing they were. I told him that they were very manly. We looked up a picture of Beast Boy on the internet; yes, indeed, he wears "leggings".

So anyway, we tried on the whole costume. I sewed up the shorts. I applied velcro all over the place with great abandon. We even tried the green hairspray and green facepaint. I have to say that when it was all done, I was OFF MY HEAD with happiness!!! HE LOOKED AWESOME!!! Of course, I made Gus run upstairs to show Matthew, and then peppered him with questions, thus:

Me: "Doesn't it look great??"
Matthew: "Yeah!"
Me: "Can you believe I made it all myself??!"
Matthew: "Yes!"
Me: "Doesn't it look GREAT???!!"
Matthew (very politely) "Yes, it looks great. It looks storebought."
Me (demented): "YESSIRREE!!!!"
Me: "Guess how much it cost???"
Matthew (resignedly): "I don't know."
Me (dementedly AND triumphantly): "IT ONLY COST $4.99!!!"
Matthew (edging away from me): "That's great, sweetie."

Gus wore it all afternoon. I love him.

Woo - okay, I'm all calmed down now. [not really, but I don't want to scare you away] I'm so thrilled with myself that no one has perhaps been more insufferably full of oneself than I am at this moment.


Blogger CurlyGirl said...

Was there supposed to be a photo? The Boy is so lucky to have you! Remember when "hikings" were all the rage in the mid-80's?

7:28 PM  
Blogger Francesca said...


It was tremendous to see you too. I have just blown geraldine knows how many knitting hours making a Halloween costume that my child doesn't want any longer. Grrr.

Yay Star Trek! Yay fingerless gloves (do you know I dropped one on the pavement and then FOUND it again?! My glove loves me)! And yayyayyay Battlestar Galactica. Surrender to it soon. You will not regret it, human.

7:40 PM  
Blogger Francesca said...

I get just this full of myself actually when I finish something and I do much the same dialogue with Ed -- which basically amounts to -- Hey! Tell me I'm great! Now tell me again using different words! Look amazed! Look dumbfounded! Great! Now tell me how talented I am again! And make me tea!

I think perhaps I did not get enough positive reinforcement as a child.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Marfa's Mewsings said...

Dear Divine One,
"Yeah, baby!" for a completed costume for Gus. This is "karma points" stuff, honey.

7:10 PM  
Blogger diana said...

I was going to post a picture, but now it's Halloween so I think I'll wait and post a picture of the Finished Product. I hope Blogger will relent.

And SM, yes, I thought I had healthy self-esteem, but in these cases, I whine and pester poor Matthew relentlessly until he tells me fifty times how great I am.

7:16 AM  

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