Today is the perfect kind of day - gray, rainy, and suitable for curling up with a good book. There's none of the pressure inherent in sunny days; pressure to be doing something productive. I'd like to be napping, but I have found that this is also the perfect kind of day to make this:
Hmm? What's that? Not exactly sure what this is? It's Fiver's Halloween costume, of course. He chose to be a AA battery this year, in honor of his most beloved obsession. And since there is no such site as "autismspectrumbehaviorsespeciallyobsessivetendencieshalloweencostumes.com", I came up with the template myself. If you could call wandering around JoAnn Fabrics, picking up random supplies, and praying for inspiration to strike a template.
I finished most of it last night, and when Fiver came downstairs this morning, I fitted it to him and adjusted the shoulder straps. He is not a big fan of the black hat, which is supposed to be the positive terminal of the battery. He sort of fingers the edge and chants to himself, This is part of my costume. Quite frankly, I'm surprised he is wearing this at all, and I think the only thing that makes it bearable for him is the fact that I made it according to all of his specifications. Including the fact that I wrote "AA" on the costume, because, to hear him tell it, that's the most important part. He can't be walking around having anyone thinking he's a "C" or a "D", no self-respecting battery would tolerate those kinds of shenanigans.
Now I just need to make a phoenix costume for Francie. I guess I can't complain about their lack of imagination.