As you may or may not know, Leo has been a doughnut for Halloween for the last six years. Yup, that’s right….six Halloweens as a doughnut. The SAME doughnut which began looking kind of small after the first few years…. However Leo is, uh, firm in his convictions so a doughnut he was.
However….the other day we were discussing the month of October as it has two major holidays in it: Leo’s birthday and Halloween. I casually said, "so, you going to be a doughnut again this year?" and he said………"no." "NO? what are you going to be then?" I asked. "A conductor—you’d look SO good as a conductor Leo." He shook his head. "A train engineer" I asked cautiously because I know he wants to be a conductor not an engineer because conductors are in charge of the whole train and Leo is all about power. "No" he said and smiled and then announced "I want to be the Big Boy".
He wants to be an engine. Specifically the Union Pacific Big Boy. Then Owen’s eyes lit up and he announced that instead of being a firefighter he would be a firetruck.
I am NOT a crafty mom. The doughnut was a stretch for me and I only managed that because Kathleen Jones advised me. So……any ideas on a Big Boy and a Firetruck?
oh….and by the way, he’s also asked his father to make him a Big Boy cake for his birthday…..