Griffin is very excited about our upcoming move to the Kensington house and initially seemed to expect that it would happen immediately. I explained that we won't be moving for a couple of months, not until after Halloween. Moments later, he produced this:
It's me, dressed as a witch, going trick-or-treating. I'm carrying a blue treat bag. Not sure what the green item in the bag is, I will have to ask him about that. On my feet are "light-up" shoes. You've probably seen kids wearing these things - little lights in the soles flash with every step. Griff has coveted them in the past and recently acquired his first pair. Apparently they are so cool that all of us will be wearing them soon.
Since this drawing was made I answer questions daily about when we will move and how many more days until Halloween. He's dutifully ticking off the days on his calendar. I'm hoping once November comes we have a better idea of when we'll fully move in - at present all I can tell him is "somewhere in here" while vaguely gesturing at the last two weeks of November. During the first couple of weeks we're hoping to tear down wallpaper and some built-ins (buh-bye, formica hall shelf and matching desk upstairs), patch plaster, paint, and refinish some floors so that everything is neat and shiny.
Griff is looking forward to Halloween so that the move can start. I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas, when hopefully it will be over!