This year, we got a catalog in the mail. Maybe one came last year, I really have no idea. Mail wasn't a huge priority. Will picked out his costume, I ordered it and it's already arrived. BOOM! Go mommy!
What a difference a year makes... I am kind of proud of myself honestly. I know Will didn't know the difference last year (or maybe he did and I was so foggy and depressed that I didn't even notice) but I knew that's not what I wanted.
Now, he eagerly talks about his costume and Halloween and trick-or-treating with his cousin. This is what I wanted. Special Halloween paper plates I grabbed for a dollar at Kroger ALL month long to make his morning more fun.
I still remember his first Halloween we eagerly headed over to Party Boy to pick out our baby's first costume. It was a monkey - pretty fitting for him. Our little monkey. Pre-diagnosis, pre-therapy - it was just so pure and honest without any reservations of future Halloweens to come. It was just us hanging with our monkey. I miss those days. I miss just looking at him without fear or feeling like the moment is just slipping by too quickly.
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Hope you have a spooktacular October. I'm looking forward to pumpkin patch visits, trick-or-treating and finally some cooler weather! Likely Will is just looking forward to the candy :-)