There are two items I just can't be bothered to make by hand right now. One is birthday cakes, and the other is Halloween costumes. I may change my mind as the kiddo gets older, but for now they just don't seem worth the tremendous effort involved. My birthday cakes are usually lopsided or broken, covered in cake crumbs that get mixed in with the icing, and don't really taste better than bakery cakes anyway. And as far as the Halloween costumes go, they're a lot of effort for one evening's worth of wearing, especially when the little one really doesn't understand the holiday in the first place.
I remember some wonderful costumes my mother made for me, and when the kiddo starts to imagine her own elaborate dress-up I'm sure I will be willing to contribute with sewing and construction. In the meantime, I found this cute little bumblebee costume in a resale shop while visiting my parents. Kiddo likes to wear it but hates the hood.
Unfortunately, I won't get to see my little bumblebee during Halloween. This morning she and Todd left for Michigan to attend Todd's grandmother's funeral. It makes the most sense for me to stay home from this trip, but this will be my first night away from the kiddo. So I'm enjoying a little time for myself while simultaneously missing my two favorite people. Maybe instead of Bzzzz I'll get a little Zzzzz. All the same, it's a bit lonely over here!