All of these holidays revolve around food. None of which ‘Buddy’ can have. And while he is more aware, and exploring, he is not aware enough to reason. I cannot tell him “that food is will hurt you” and expect him to listen. So I have to be hyper vigilant. It does not mean we will not attend gatherings. It does mean I will need to talk with each host/hostess ahead of time, so they know our challenges and that we may have to leave quickly if it becomes unmanageable. But that is the hard stuff. I want to talk about the fun stuff…Halloween!
It really could have gone either way. He woke at 3:30 am Halloween morning and refused a nap. I was prepared to abort. Luckily it wasn’t necessary. ‘Buddy’ was a champ! We went to all 10 houses, and even stopped and visited with one neighbor who was having a party. When we got home, like every kid in America, ‘Buddy’ was revved up. He didn’t go to sleep until 9! But then we got our Halloween Miracle…he slept 10 Hours STRAIGHT! That never happens! It was just the reward this tired mom needed. Success!
First I set the box next to the chair and free drew the bottom edge and back edge. Then I took a box cutter and cut it out. Then I did the same for the opening on top. From the scraps I cut out a fin for the left side and traced it to cut the fin for the right. I also used a corner edge from the scrap to make a support to hold the back of the car onto the chair. To attach it all together, I used both staples and shoe laces. I just punched four sets of holes and tied the laces through them for the main support and used a stapler for the rest.
I got a can of black and a can of yellow spray paint. (2 black would have been good.) I painted a base coat of black, then hit it with the yellow for the flames and accents. To make the color a little more solid…since I ran out of spray paint…I went over the top with acrylic paint and a brush. Then I set the whole thing over top of the tray which gave it the needed stability. Presto, one super hero car!