Saturday, September 10, 2005

Which Superhero?

The costume catalog arrived today.

For those that aren't in the know, Halloween is The Most Important Holiday, and the costume is The Most Important Reason for Halloween.

Oh, decisions, decisions! My poor, tortured, first-grader can't make up his mind which costumes he needs right now and which ones Santa can bring for Christmas (yes we all know Christmas comes after Halloween, but Halloween is actually just an excuse for the costume in the first place! Now stay with me, here).
.
So, in the car on the way home from school, he's clutching the catalog, ripping the pages back and forth with a fury. And it never left his hands (I think he's holding it still, while he sleeps). At one point, both boys are hovering over it, carefully discussing the merits of Batman Beyond versus Batman Begins, the new Spiderman with muscles versus the old one that's only good for pajamas anymore.
.
But there's more... newer, but are they better? Which one's cooler, the Red Power Ranger or the Blue one? And Flash is cool, but Captain America has muscles and a shield. Shouldn't Flash have muscles? And Mr. Fantastic is cool, but he doesn't have a mask. Mr. Incredible has a mask, I really like the mask. I didn't know Wonder Woman had a cape (whoa there, no boy of mine is going as Wonder Woman!). I think I like Bionicle best, he has a fire stick and that chest thingy (yeah, gotta love the chest thingy).
.
But back to the classics again, and the question of Superman comes up. Should I be Superman this year I've never been Superman and I NEED a Superman costume cause I only have the underwear. (now you have it, Superman does wear underwear) Or maybe Robin cause now he's really cool cause he's a Teen Titan now and I want to be cool like Robin. (I know, overkill on the cool, give him a break, he's only in first grade, cool is important)
.
Oh, and did you catch that bit earlier, about the costumeS, as in More Than One? You thought Halloween was only one night, didn't you. NonononoNO, let us fill our social calendar with as many Costume Parades as humanly possible, and squeeze in a few more for good measure. And a separate, NEW costume for each one of them.
.
Now doesn't Zorro look like a Superhero, Zorro's a Superhero, right? Right? Why isn't he on the Superhero page with all the rest? (What I want to know is why is Yu-Gi-Oh and his crazy hair on the Superhero page? He plays Cards!)
.
Well, at least we have it narrowed down to just four well-worn pages of the catalog, until the next catalog turns up. We will undoubtably be adding to the Superhero collection of costumes again, this year.
.
And the time is past that little brother can be dressed as Cute for Halloween. The lion costume will hang undisturbed in the closet.
.
He's going as Diaper Man.

1 comment:

Running2Ks said...

I totally can't wait to trick or treat with you guys. We're in multi-costume mode around here. One may be going as a vampire cheerleader and the other may be freezing off her patootie as a ballerina.

They really need to bring back underoos. I miss my Wonder Woman underoos.