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Magma Boy

November 1, 2010
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James has been our resident volcanologist for the past few weeks. If you dare to ask, he will engage you in a detailed visual and oral presentation of a volcano’s most exciting features.

An excerpt:

“Magma is down down down under ground and then goes up up up and lava ESPLODES OUT DA TOP!!! KAPOOOOOOOO!” [insert wild gesticulations and an expression that makes you feel like you’re not taking this as seriously as you should]

I really had no choice but to turn him into a volcano for Halloween. I came to this conclusion before having thought out the logistics. The reason store bought toddler costumes are generally cuddly jungle animals is because a toddler will wear a cuddly jungle animal suit for more than 12 seconds.

Volcanoes don’t have a whole lot going for them in the cuddly softness department but I managed to throw together something that he willingly wore until he decided he wanted to walk somewhere without the immediate danger of a face plant. That smoke hat went on about 1/2 a second before any picture was snapped and came off as soon as he realized there was an uncomfortable bristol board tower taped to his head.

J.D. took him trick or treating last night and there were very few costume complaints once the promise of free sugar started to register.

Yes. J.D. went as an unsolved (but solvable) rubik’s cube. Much less embarrassing and in character than last year’s ladybug.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Colleen permalink
    November 1, 2010 3:12 pm

    I am insanely impressed! You are amazing, super mom!

  2. Mary Caudle permalink
    November 1, 2010 8:07 pm

    S-o-o-o-o Cute!
    …… The creativity in your household is awesome….!
    Love you all, GG & GG / G & G

  3. Eileen permalink
    November 1, 2010 9:59 pm

    . . . . and it fits over a winter coat – a very key requirement up north! Too bad you didn’t enter him in a costume contest – that costume would definitely win for originality and imagination.

    JD, yours is pretty cool too – but you’re such a square (or cube in this case . . .)

  4. elena permalink
    November 3, 2010 9:33 am

    Why do you have no snow? We had snow for the occasion and I snapped the photos inside as I wanted no reminder of the white stuff. The volcano costume is really quite brilliant but entirely usable at James’s future wedding reception.

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