We’ve had a busy few weeks, including, but not limited to, Halloween, Leo’s baptism, my allergy testing (no allergies), my CT scan (chronic sinusitis) and the beginning of MSU hoops.  So, there.  Now you understand.  As we calm down before the holidays (sarcasm), I am BACK to the BLOG!  I can no longer keep Simon’s fans waiting.

This post will consist of exactly two things – a Halloween update, including pictures – and the confirmation that Simon’s self-esteem is fully intact.

Oh?  You want to start with that?  Ok, here you go.

I don’t read a lot of parenting stuff.  I happen to be the mom who just goes with it and hopes that instinct will be enough.  But I was listening to someone talk about self-esteem in children and thought I would ask Simon a very important question:

“Simon,” I asked, “Who is the MOST IMPORTANT person in the world?”

Without hesitation, “Me, mommy.”  And then the look…the one where he wonders if I’m losing my mind.  Excellent.  No worries about confidence with that one!

Ok, so on to Halloween.

My young Jedi really struggled with the decision of who to be.  He settled on Obi Wan Kenobi.  Out came my sewing machine.  As you can see, from a distance you can’t see the slop job I did…uh…the DAY BEFORE he needed it for his Halloween party at preschool.  Thankfully, he loved it!

The best part was that he kept telling people he was using the force to help them with everything – holding open doors, walking up steps (mainly the princesses whose dresses were long), etc.  SUCCESS.

The Jedi's trusty little monkey.

The final product