So far bebeJosito has celebrated Halloween as Brak, a monkey, a train engineer, and the Amazing Spider-Man. This year, he flip flopped on what he wanted to be until we browsed the costume section at Target.
When my son takes interest in a topic he holds on tight until he squeezes every last bit of knowledge out of it. In his younger years he was all about trains then fire trucks then outer space. Of late he’s been fascinated by ships above and beneath the water.
The catalyst for his latest favorite topic was Disney’s 2001 film, Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Thanks to the wizardry of Netflix bebeJosito has seen the move a bazillion times. Yes, yes. There’s that whole “Kids shouldn’t watch so much TV” thing.
But bebeJosito doesn’t just watch the movie. He studies it. He learns everything he can about the characters, the ships, and the storyline. Often at times he would lean over and pause the movie to ask about submarines, the Leviathan, ships, and Atlantis. These questions would lead to discussions and mini-research projects that would last an afternoon or an entire week.
So when it came to choosing a theme and gifts for his birthday party it was an easy decision. He wanted everything and anything that had to do with Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
10 years ago I adopted Maggie from a local shelter. Since then she has provided me with countless memories. She’s been a great companion to my family and a great friend to all who met her. I’ll miss you Mags.
For his first Halloween bebeJosito went as Brak, number two required wearing a fluffy monkey costume, and last year he went as an engineer. This year, I was pretty certain my wife and I were going to be minions and bebeJosito would be wreaking havoc on the world as Gru. All that changed when we walked into a costume shop.