Not a mouse. Maybe a large rat. Or a creepy crawly. Something wicked this way comes…*
The Kaeslets loooove Halloween, so we’ve started with the decorations around here. My Fall choices have received a kid-directed Halloween twist: The mini pumpkins have witch hats, the wreath sports a black raven, and a huge hairy spider hangs over the leaf-and-pumpkin garland. There’s a skull in the dining room, a black lantern in the window, and jack-o-lantern votives in the living room. A witch’s hat, my alter-ego’s apparel, hangs on the coat rack. Even the flowers are jack-o-lantern orange. And there’s more to come. I believe we’ll have rats and some ghosts and spider webs soon, although we’ll probably stop short of dyeing the cats black.
Costumes are under discussion, as are jack-o-lantern carving ideas. Halloween books are making their way off the shelves.
I think I’d better go find a copy of Bunnicula, too.
*Macbeth, of course. Act 4, scene 1. Best witch scene ever.