Fun fact, I’m actually terrified of the Nightmare Before Christmas but it was playing on Saturday night and I can’t get it out of my head. Now that I’m thinking about it, almost all of Tim Burton’s movies scare me. I really don’t do scary. Not even on Halloween.
I have kind of a love hate relationship with Halloween. I’m a planner and a perfectionist, but I’m also always broke from horse showing when Halloween comes around. Which all means that I get super stressed about having a great costume, but I have no money to put into the costume. I love playing dress up and getting into character, but I get unreasonably upset when the costume isn’t working out perfectly.
The entire month leading up to Halloween I changed my mind about what to be at least 6 times, but J and I finally landed on these guys from the Fairly Odd Parents:
Of course I was also slammed the whole month of October and by the time we finally picked up crafting supplies, there were only two weeks to go. J came to the rescue and put together crowns and wands on his days off, but by the day of I still hadn’t found a yellow shirt or the right hair coloring stuff (seriously why does nobody sell yellow shirts?) and while I was at a clinic J ran around town to pick up those items as well, and even found time to make wings. He’s the best.
No Halloween would be complete without a moment of panic, and this one was no exception. We’d picked up spray on color for J’s hair, but he’d grabbed a jar of temporary dye for my own hair since I was going to need to be able to style it and didn’t want the spray all over. But when I rinsed the dye out, my hair was only slightly pink tinted, despite the jar claiming it was “Cotton Candy pink.”
So while I blow-dried my hair and styled it around some toilet paper rolls, J ran back out to find another can of spray color.
It worked out in the end, because the color added another layer of hair spray that kept my hair where it was supposed to be once I pulled out the toilet paper rolls. I’m not sure I’ll ever get it all out of my lungs though. Even though we sprayed it out on our porch, that stuff is potent. Blegh.
We had a fabulous time at Lauren’s Halloween party (omg she wasn’t kidding, there were glittery jello shot cups everywhere!) and even though I’d been up since 6:30 to be jump crew for the clinic and squeezed in a ride on Val after auditing, somehow we managed to stay out until almost 2. It was so worth it though, to have a fabulous time with barn friends, and to make some new friends.
This time around, we’re going to start planning earlier! I say that every year though, and I still end up having a breakdown halfway through October… The moral of the story here, is that J is amazing, and it really pays to have an SO who’s crafty.