Yes, it’s true. We dressed our daughter up as Jaws for Halloween. I was Robert Shaw and my wife was Richard Dreyfuss.
And oh, how the candy did flow.
Not gonna lie, it felt good to dress up in costume again. I haven’t been a proper actor in about a year. I do miss it sometimes…
And I have to say: I think I expected more of a rewarding feeling from dressing Aliena up as a ferocious shark. What I failed to take into account is that she’s too young to understand the pleasures of wearing silly costumes. She wears several silly costumes each day, so really, to her, the shark outfit was little more than a cumbersome sleeper with a toothy bonnet, all in a boring gray.
We dressed her up for our own sakes, not for hers. I realize this now.
But just you wait till next year. Next year she’ll be on board. Next year we’re gonna blow everyone’s minds. Nothing’s written in stone yet, and I know Devon will take some persuading, but I’m thinking of a Space Adventurer theme. Stay tuned.