Once Gwen lands on a Halloween costume idea, she loves to tell anyone and everyone what that idea is. Most of the time people ask her first. Lately she just offers the information to anyone who will listen. Last week I was having some fabric cut. Gwen just struck up a conversation with the cutting girl.
Gwen: Do you know what I’m going to be for Halloween?
Cutting lady: pause pause pause What are you going to be?
Gwen: A candy corn fairy!
Cutting lady: You are? Who is making your costume?
Gwen: My grandma.
Cutting lady looks at me: Does she just make up the costumes? I don’t think there’s a pattern for that.
Me: She makes my kids costumes every year. She’s really good, she’ll come up with something.
The conversation bugged me a little. Ok, a lot. I had already done some online image searches for the costume ideas my kids wanted. Whether or not there was a pattern with the specific words of what my kids wanted to be on the envelope, something could be found for each of them.
Honestly, I’m glad that Gwen is still young and innocent and therefore chose to be a fairy over a witch. She has plenty of time for witchy days in the future! I’m glad she’s embracing her sweet side.
The costumes for candy corn witch are not too far different. I just don’t like seeing the skanky images that come up for that search term. How does trading fairy wings for a witch’s hat equal boudoir worthy attire sold in most costume shops? I hate this holiday.
On one of our many recent trips to JoAnn’s I bought Gwen a cute candy corn hair bow. It’s adorable. Today we went for some tights and wings. Gwen already knew the wings were candy corns. Which just proves we can go to the store together and have completely different experiences. I hadn’t paid any attention! We also grabbed the very last candy corn fairy wand today.
It made me think that employee needed to pay more attention to the store inventory. How could she work in a craft store and seem so confused that a little girl was going to be a candy corn fairy for Halloween? Even if they didn’t have all the candy corn specific stuff Grandma and I would have still made it work.
The Halloween stuff has looked pretty picked over since the end of September. There were sales for Halloween decorations starting in mid September. By now it’s all 50% off. Sweet!
I bought a set of wings, tights, and a wand for $15. I am impressed with the quality of all of it.
The checkout line was long. It has been very long every time we have gone to JoAnn’s lately. The cutting lines have been tear your hair out long too. I think I’ve learned that for the next couple months I need to do my shopping alone in the evening. Large crowds in the fabric area have resulted in extra trips because my sanity could only take so much.
Gwen was so cute while we waited in line. Of course she had to touch all the dollar deals on the left and oogle over all the candy on the right. I only had to tell her once that I wasn’t buying her anything else. It didn’t stop her from “looking.” I don’t even remember what she was saying. She just was being a funny little girl in line. She had the lady in front of us and the lady behind us smothering smiles and laughter.
One thing I remember was Gwen jumping next to the sign (Please wait here for the next available cashier) saying, “You have to be this tall to ride the ride!” The ladies liked that. I sure love my little shopping partner. What will I do next year without her?
A friend asked Gwen what her magical fairy powers would be. Gwen agreed that she would grant wishes and give treats. See? Candy corn fairies do exist! And mine is as cute as they come.