Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Eleventh Hour Panic

We are almost set for Hallowe'en.
We've made treat bags for all of matt's daycare friends. We've bought our candy. We've decorated our house. We have the pumpkin ready for carving tonight.
I've taken the day off work tomorrow and made plans with my sister.
And most importantly we have a costume for Matt.
It's a python costume. He fell in love with it instantly (after I said no to the Cinderella costume). He has talked about it for a month. He has shown it off to his grandparents and some friends.
But ...
Today when I went in to wake him up he was crying. It turns out that he doesn't like snakes - thank God cause I hate them - and he REALLY wants to be Lightning McQueen.
Big surprise.
We asked him at least 20 times if he wanted to be Lightning.
But then he opted out so we did nothing about it.
And now today I have to track down a Lightning McQueen costume. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Obviously my first choice will be to try the Eaton Centre because they have a disney store. But, even if they have the costume I need to somehow get the costume. Today is a crazy busy day at work. We have a big even that I'm helping to run. There is maybe an hour in my day when I'm not working on that event. But I have other work to accomplish in that hour.
Hopefully I can call ahead and get them to hold it - and I can get there and back quickly.
Wish me luck!
If I don't find that costume I may have a very disappointed little boy on my hands.


Kerry J. said...

If you need a hand, let me know! I can squeeze in a trip to the Disney store at Limeridge or Square One. Just let me know the size and I'll call around.

SciFi Dad said...

You could also try Party Packagers, but I don't think they have a Lightning costume...

Have you considered coming home with something else that he'd like? You could try and sell it to him as "cooler" than Lightning...

Just a thought. I think he's still young enough to be convinced by you.

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

Oh, I do feel for you!!!

And this is exactly why we can't trust our little munchkins when it comes to Halloween!

I'm brave...I took back our "back up" costume last night. It had to be returned by the 31st and I figured the bunny has been ok with her bunny costume now for a week...BUT every once in a while, she says, "Mommy, I want to be ____" and I just say, maybe next year :)

Good luck with your hunt!!!

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

P.S. Did I see that car costume at Walmart???

AndreAnna said...

Oh, good luck!

MamaLee said...

I had a similar problem here with Pumpkin's costume. I ordered one and it came in, but it was too big on him, and he decided he didnt like it. ERG.

I was lucky enough to find a Halloween store in a nearby city (about 15 minutes from me) and lucked out AGAIN by finding another superhero costume.

Take a deep breath. You'll find it!


LoriD said...

Oh the bugger. Good luck!

I took the day off tomorrow too, just to be there for the parades and parties. Also, I have no treats to give out at the door, so I should probably buy some!