Friday, 26 October 2012

A Hoover of a Halloween

As you know, Little E often phones for a chat. He always has something useful to say. Lately, though, he's been so busy he hasn't had much of a chance to get to the phone. Take the other morning: he was caught up in running his handbag shop. Wouldn't you love to be three again? When you could take any career path you chose and no one would laugh?

So, he didn't stop for a yarn. But when that happens I sometimes get a follow up text message instead...

...half an hour later it arrived. With his Mum's help, of course.

I'm getting ready to open Christmas*. Can you make me a beard, please?

*"opening Christmas" = when the preparations start. See this post

Now, don't tell. I haven't started the beard yet. I'm waiting to find exactly the right sort of fluffy white fur to make supreme Santa whiskers;

and so instead today I have a photo I was sent of Little E's Halloween costume, custom crafted from a red plastic tablecloth by his loving Mum and Dad. He's very fond of Henry Hoover, is Little E. Maybe when the handbag market goes down he'll move into vacuum cleaners. People will always need vacuum cleaners..



35 comments:

Mel said...

So cute - i love it!

scrappyjacky said...

Just perfect for a hoover lover.

humel said...

Doesn't he look darling! :) I'm not ready to open Christmas yet... I might be interested in a new handbag, though!

alexa said...

Now there's enterprise for you! I think he could do with help in opening an online shop, never mind Christmas :). Beautifully written story, and what a photo!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh what a sweet story and adorable photo! You are such a clever writer, Sian, and how lovely to have a Little E in your life to keep things light.

S said...

He's adorable, is he. I do love the way you write, Sian.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Cute! Tati asked for a cash register at age three. Yay for young entrepreneurs like Little E and her!

Elizabeth said...

Goodness but that Hoover costume is adorable! Love the way the hose is draped around him.

Karen said...

I don't usually think little boys are very cute but if ever little E is available for hire I will be at the front of the queue!

Kirsty.a said...

Great costume!

gayle said...

That's brilliant :) completely adorable!

Missus Wookie said...

We love it here. I'm with Mel - soooo is Little E going to show us his handbags? ;)

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

How's that for a fabulous costume. Totally original.

Jo said...

That is a fantastic costume and he looks so cute in it!

Melissa said...

What a fantastic costume!! Little E is certainly the entrepreneur!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Hi Sian, I hope all is good in your world! Just a quick note to say that I will be doing a post on sunday with all the details for Miss November! You can copy your badege from my pages as I do not know of any other way! lol!

Once you join Novembers flickr group I can then makre you joint admin. kandipandi will be there to help all the way, she has been a treasure while I have been off sick! xxx Looking forward to seeing you in your Miss November sash and bikini ;-D

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

That is an adorable costume, though I must admit I have no idea who Henry Hoover is.

Alison said...

What a great costume...I'm starting to think about opening Christmas too!
Alison xx

Barbara Eads said...

That's an original costume----and so cute!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Oh my! I think, given the placement of that hose, he will find this photo a bit embarrassing when he's older! LOL!
Rinda

Mary B said...

Lovely story Sian and he is a real character isn't he. Love that costume

furrypig said...

what a unique costume I love it! hope he enjoys trick or treating

Eleanor said...

I LOVE the Henry costume - I'd wear it, gotta love someone who appreciates a Henry, beats a Dyson any day!
(got a bit of a thing for handbags too)
E
xx

Karen said...

Oh my, I love that phrase "open Christmas." I need to think about doing that myself---though my list is probably quite different from Little E's.

debs14 said...

Absolutely adorable! And I am so not ready to open Christmas just yet, although I may be interested in early bird browsing ...

laurie said...

you are so lucky to have little e in your life - he definitely gives life a different perspective, doesn't he. i am looking forward to opening christmas as well. :-)

Jennifer Shaw said...

I LOVE Little E posts! The perfect costume for this little fellow. He is soooooo cute!!!

Scrappi Sandi said...

I'm with Maria in that the first thing I noticed was the positioning of the hose!!! Perfect if he gets caught short!!! Sorry!! But it truly is a wonderful costume & he looks very pleased with himself in it! What a little entrepreneur he is...handbag shop...thinking ahead to Christmas!! TFS!! :D

Sandie said...

I so love that age. Little E is proving popular for his posts, and a good thing too. Love the Henry the Hoover outfit, clever sister you have! It must run in the family.

Jimjams said...

Seems like they do good costumes in your neck of the woods! Looking forward to opening Christmas myself ... but not for another month at least!

Miriam said...

Just brilliant!

Lisa-Jane said...

Thank you for that much needed smile! That costume is absolutely inspired and then as a flicked past the comments I had to go back for another look at the hose! Brilliant!

Ginger said...

LOL! I am so happy I caught this post! He is truly adorable. I would love to see his handbag shop, his mom must get no rest!

Gail said...

Oh that is so cute. Hey its Henry from the cruise ships! His parents did a super job on the costume.

Chipper said...

That is so cute! I love home made costumes!

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