Good news: Kyle just finished the graphic novel version of a GOOSEBUMPS story for Scholastic. I believe it will be released Halloween 2007.
With Kyle still in LA, the theme this Halloween is "Mom is Not Stressing Out." Rule #1 of mellow-momdom involves being prepared; see Kyle's animated "The Mall" to witness the joys of last-minute Baker shopping.
So we're all ready: Isaac loves his macho-muscles Batman costume (thank you Grandma!), Jackie has her choice of adorable outfits (princess or ballerina) but Lillian still needed to accessorize her "Evil Fairy" costume.
We easily found fairy accoutrements in our neighborhood: wings, wig, eyelashes, makeup. You can't buy children's shoes or a stroller in the East Village, but outfitting a "fairy" (ahem) is no problem at all.
Back home, the dress rehearsal was a huge success (we'll post photos) until Jackie spotted her sister.
"I WANNA BE A FAIRY, TOO!!!!!!"
Sigh...back to the store.