Back in September, Riley announced that he wanted to be Harry Potter for Halloween. Dylan immediately said that he wanted to be Harry Potter’s owl, Earwig. (EARWIG.) The Harry Potter costume I found right away, but I had my reservations about Dylan’s owl idea. For one thing, the closest outfit I could find was described as a Toddler Barn Owl and was modeled by a two-year-old. For another thing … well, are you sure, Dylan? Wouldn’t you rather be Blobby the House Elf?
He was sure. So I bought the Toddler Barn Owl costume, even though I worried that he’d end up feeling too silly to wear it or that people would sort of snicker at him or something. As it turned out, he didn’t feel silly at ALL. He felt AWESOME, like HARRY POTTER’S AWESOME OWL, and the two of them had an absolute blast last night and the only person who expressed any confusion whatsoever over their outfits was the middle-aged man who asked if Riley was supposed to be Hermione.
Kids really have it figured out sometimes, you know?