This weekend we had a Halloween celebration at our Waldorf School. It's far different than most Halloween parties. Each class acts out a skit for parents and families to watch. Each student in the lower grades carves a pumpkin that is grown at the school. These pumpkins are lit and the campus becomes a magical place with the glowing orange light, children in costume, a bonfire and the scent of warm food coming from the kitchen. The day was very warm and the evening was so perfect.
Ten minutes before we were due to leave Keiran started to panic about his homemade ghost costume. Keiran was becoming so upset. I got what Keiran was going through. I can't tell you how many times I've dressed up in either costume or even a fancy dress and felt so self conscious that I nearly was sick to my stomach. I sent Dave and Cerys to the school and told them that we'd drive in our other car.
Then Keiran and I got to work very quickly to find him a costume. It was quite simple, first we found his vintage hat. I was thinking gangster. Not very Waldorf but we had all the fixings for it. We found his dress shoes, black pants and tie. He isn't wearing the tie in this photo because I (gulp) don't know how to tie a tie. We added a mustache when Keiran came up with the idea of being a member of the press. We quickly found an older typewriter font on my computer and printed out "press" and stuck it in his hat. He also wanted to carry around his vintage Polaroid camera. He felt so confident when we arrived at the school.
I was so proud of him to take an upsetting situation (aka - the failed ghost costume) and turn it around creatively. He was the only vintage member of the press there that evening.
Have a wonderful and safe Halloween.
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