This week's FS weekly roundup challenge/theme is Halloween. I have been trying to figure out what I could write that would work. The kids are wearing last year's costume, mostly because we failed to order costumes in time, but also because David is too cheap to buy new costumes. He thinks they should all be hobos. The kids don't even know what hobos are.
I haven't done any decorating, but the kids are off from school next week so I thought I could have them make something. I have a stash of construction paper and access to the internet so we will figure out something. Maybe we could make some ghosts or bats.
Turns out we don't need to decorate anything. Mother Nature did all the decorating necessary to turn this into a house a horrors just perfect for Halloween. Grayson was taking a bath tonight when he came screaming naked down the hall dripping water and bubbles everywhere. I checked him over. I couldn't see anywhere he was hurt but he wouldn't stop screaming. He finally calmed down enough to say the word "SPIDER!"
Yeah that would send me screaming naked down the hall too, but that would be a whole different house of horrors. I am not sure I am cut out for this Africa thing. Alonzo refused to take his bath in there, I can't say I blame him. We let him use the tub in the master bath tonight. Colin and David didn't seem upset they just wanted to play with it. David even shook one of it's legs. *SHUDDER* David tried and tried to rescue the poor thing but we can't seem to remove the overflow plate so it is still trapped in the kids bathtub overflow drain. I want to know how long that thing has been in there. I imagine it was pretty small when it crawled in but then it grew until it couldn't get out. Sort of like Aragog from Harry Potter.
I can see me trying to call this one into facility maintenance in the morning. "Um... I have a spider problem..No not an infestation. There is a spider in the kids bathtub. Can you come rescue the sider so the kids can take a bath? No, no I don't want it dead.* I just don't want it to wave at the kids during bath time."
*I really really DO want it and all of it relatives DEAD but the kids would never forgive me. What they don't know won't hurt them but it may be pretty hard on the spider.