Friday October 31 – Hallowe’en

I was at the school today for a teacher parent interview and on the way out stuck my head into the kindergarten classroom to which I donated, on behalf of my Dad, the dollhouse he built (which was modeled on our home) for Lara and me, when we were children.  The wallpapers and fabrics were all ones used in our home.  The pink and white striped room was mine; the green one was Lara’s.  I didn’t think to ask what happened to the stand which had a swimming pool on it.  It was higher than the one they are using.

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It was a cold, rainy Hallowe’en.  Trystan elected to stay home and hand out the candy.  Owen and I walked around for an hour before he got too cold.  I was wearing a winter coat and fleece hat.  I discovered when we returned home that he was wearing shorts and a short sleeved shirt under his costume.  No wonder he was cold.

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After we got home some friends of Trystan came by and convinced him to go out for a bit.  I told him to get a costume from the costume box in the basement as he was not going out as a surly teenager.  This is what he chose.

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About Lisa Stokes

I am a stay-at-home mother of four whose hobbies include photography, quilting and cycling. I have recently started to advocate for better cycling infrastructure in my community. I am photographer and librarian at the Brampton Quilters' Guild. I build and maintain a community ice rink in my local park.
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