As we cruised the aisles of Costco, George stopped in his tracks. “Skelly dog is FIVE DOLLARS!!!”, he proclaimed with delight. I sighed, knowing exactly what he was thinking. He added, “It was $10, but now it’s only $5. I NEED this.” I could have sworn this was one of my children clamoring over a new toy instead of my husband. Sarcastically, I remarked, “Need? Really?!?!” This Halloween decoration, a skeleton mutt, was as unappealing to me as George’s prized Halloween decoration, Elmer.
Yet, I knew we’d adopt the little mongrel because George loved it. What surprised me was how much Harper also loved the little fella. When we got home, Harper insisted we open Skelly Dog from his box right away. Then, he proceeded to carry him around gleefully. Last Halloween, Harper was terrified of George’s kitschy Halloween decor, but this year he’s all aboard. It looks like George may have a protege after all. Halloween has never been my favorite holiday, but my family is certainly warming my heart to the holiday.
A boy and his dog….
On Halloween night, Elmer will escape from the attic to perch on our porch with our little pet, Skelly Dog. Happy Halloween!
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