When I was scrolling through my facebook feed a couple of months ago, Carters was running an ad with a pink flamingo costume for babies. Go ahead Carters, take all my money please.
For Halloween this year, we “celebrated” a couple of weekends early with our festive, annual camping trip to a family-run campground outside of Richmond, VA. Other than a hospital visit to Philly, this was the furthest from home we have taken Lorelei. (Read: Kinda a big deal!) My mom, Lorelei and I decided to take on the world, and throw my kid outdoors for the first time ever. Except for the occasional screen-less screen porch sittings and the many runs from house to car, car to hospital and then again in reverse.
But we are campers. We have the coolest camper in the world. It was time to get this girl outside. Complex health condition and all. We need her to experience mother nature. We need to stop letting the machines and meds win, and start living life while checking things off her bucket list. Flamingo costume and all.
We all survived, without skipping a beat. The adults enjoyed wine tasting in the afternoons. Lorelei enjoyed napping in the afternoons. I would say it was quite the success.
We spent tonight (actual Halloween) wearing her flamingo gear around the house, waiting for a trick-or-treater to come ring the door bell. We had a whopping four golf carts, toting approximately 8 kids around our neighborhood. I guess when you’re over an acre away from your neighbor, kids either work really hard hiking for that candy or they get smart with the golf cart parade.
Happy Halloween, all you ghosts and goblins. Don’t eat too much sugar. (I’m back to paleo again this week! How about you??)