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Article: 'Ben and Kate' Recap

I've been asked to write recaps for the new FOX sitcom, "Ben and Kate."

Here's my first: 'Ben and Kate' recap: Series premiere funny, heartfelt without sappiness

I'm happy to see that the show was as good as the previews, since I'm going to be watching a lot of it!

In other news, we just received the purple-and-black bat costume that KFP selected for Halloween. Unfortunately, I think it's too hot for him, since it's like a big, plush jumpsuit. He also complained it was too big before bursting into tears and saying "I don't want to" about wearing it. Even showing him how he looked in the mirror didn't convince him. So I guess we're back to square one. Anyone have any suggestions for a Halloween costume we can cobble together from things that feel more like real clothes? First thing to jump to my mind is a cowboy.


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Sep. 26th, 2012 08:45 pm (UTC)
My neighbor was a mouse (one of the three blind mice from the nursery rhyme) one year - grey sweatpants and sweat shirt and I knit him a tail and ears. Cats and rabbits happen the same way. Spiders can be made from attaching 4 stuffed
tall socks to a sweatsuit.

Tatiana was a turtle for her second halloween - it was essentially a green sweat suit with a hood with eyes and a shell on the back. We bought it but it would be pretty easy to make.

Sep. 26th, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC)
After this experience, I'd say the closer it is to real clothes, the better. I'm not sure about anything he'd have to wear on his head, for example.
Sep. 26th, 2012 11:28 pm (UTC)
A mariachi? white pants, white shirt, red neckscarf and a ukelele with some sequins on it :)

A painter - little overalls with sewn-on paint splashes (on cut-out fabric, can be pinned or velcroed) and a mini-paint roller, and he can collect his candy in a plastic bucket.

An artist - paintbrush, smock with paint splashes, possibly a beret.

An oompa-loompa - striped shirt, colored pants, suspenders, funny shoes, and he can give out chocolate!

A butler - white shirt, black bow tie, long waist apron and a towel over his arm.

A conductor - whatever is closest to a suit, a baton and a sheaf of music under his arm.
Sep. 26th, 2012 11:33 pm (UTC)
Terrific suggestions! I might run some of these ideas by him and see if anything appeals to him.

Some friends who are parents tell me maybe I should just give him some time to get used to it. But I suspect that this particular costume just feels too warm and confining for him, especially given the fact that the fall tends to be warm here. Sometime resembling clothing will be an easier sell, I'm certain.
Sep. 27th, 2012 06:30 pm (UTC)
Train conductor? Construction worker (there are tons of premade Bob the Builder costume pieces out there)? Explorer -- backpack with a map stuffed in, and little toy binoculars? Chef -- white apron, some toy cooking utensils in the pockets?

Had you thought about letting him sleep with the costume as a blanket so it becomes more of a familiar object? He still might not wear it but at least it might alleviate the discomfort about it.
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