I learned last year that buy in is pretty much the key to getting Ethan to do anything, or so I thought.  I had totally coerced him into being a knight for Halloween, his sister would be the dragon and of course Hubs and I were going as the king and queen.  I mean really did you have to even ask about that one?  So Ethan and I were off to find the perfect knight costume, even got him a freakin horse he could ride, 2 different versions as a matter of fact.  Then he started talking about power rangers.

Wait, hold up.  He was always talking about power rangers, I just never listened to that, pushed it aside and really started the hard sell with the knight thing.  Knights carry swords!  Knights ride horses!  But the power rangers thing never really went away, so I thought I was in the clear when I came up with the brilliant plan that he could be a power ranger at school, but then out trick or treating he would be a knight, costume malfunction diverted or so I thought.

Then the fated night of halloween came and we were all getting into our costumes and the true meaning of the word negotiation came into play.  Oh man was I pushing him to be a knight, and oh man was he pushing me right back HARD.  Hubs stayed out of it till finally he was like ‘let the kid be a freakin power ranger.’  And I realized that I couldn’t force him to be a knight, so I withdrew my troops and let him be a power ranger.  So there we were, the royal family and the power ranger.

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So THIS YEAR, we decided on a Star Wars theme… we have already changed our minds twice, BUT Ethan is the man with the plan.  Mommy is just here for guidance and wardrobe advice.;)

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  1. casacaudill October 9, 2008 at 8:15 PM Reply

    Do you get a lot of trick-or-treaters at your house? I imagine you would. Here in the flatlands we got 2 groups – one of them told me they were thugs. I couldn’t tell if they were serious or make believe.

  2. cdm October 13, 2008 at 7:28 PM Reply

    thugs, HA!

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