I took Pickle along with me. She seems to have a strange fascination with all things macabre. I thought maybe we could find a cute costume for her--a kitty or a fairy--but she just wanted to look at the weird ghouls and monsters on display around the store. She would point with glee to a zombie bride dragging itself across the floor and clap when she spotted a moaning corpse. She's...different!
I managed to find a cute pink leopard costume for her, but discovered the little hat/ears part was missing, so that was a bust. Gooser wants to be Batman this year--that was an easy one to find, though the trick now is to keep him from wearing it out before Halloween. Last year, the original Spiderman costume I ordered for him was in tatters by Halloween and I had to buy another one!
Anyway, Pickle wouldn't stop asking to see the creepy creatures. There was a zombie baby that she particularly loved, so I let her hold it while I browsed the costumes. Then I decided to just buy the zombie baby. I LOVE decorating for Halloween and we do a pretty elaborate graveyard display in our yard and a weird set-up on the dining room table. I add to our collection every year with a couple of zombies or skeletons--and the zombie baby was right up my alley!
Pickle cried when we left the Halloween store--she loved it in there!--so I let her hold the zombie in the car. I had been driving for awhile and forgotten all about it--so you can imagine my surprise when I looked in the rear view mirror to check on Pickle and see her sweet face and instead saw this looking back at me:
OMG--I almost drove off the road!
So that is the newest addition to our strange little ghoulish collection. I think he will fit right in! Pickle loves him: