Tractors are fascinating for Samuel. One of his first counting books had a page with 5 tractors and he would quickly turn the pages until he saw the tractor page… on the left of the 6 cupcakes page. Tractor was one of his first words. This summer he sat for the first time on a real tractor at Oliver’s Farm. Later that day a neighbor brought his grandson’s toy tractor for Samuel to play over the weekend. That was likely one of the best days of his life. Tractor was the repeated word we heard coming from the bedroom when he woke up from a nap that afternoon.
It is then not surprising that when Halloween time came our first idea was to make a tractor costume for our little one. Chris found the perfect size cardboard box in the basement and with some craft supplies and lots of creativity was able to transform that bland brown box in a shiny red tractor. Samuel was pretty excited about his new toy when we told him the box was a tractor but once it was painted and the Styrofoam wheels glued he refused to even touch it (maybe he was a bit overwhelmed?). We thought our plan had flopped but on the afternoon of the 31st, he happily wore the costume while we went trick or treating. Our little Halloween miracle! I hope next year we also have the time and imagination to make Samuel’s costume. My mother always made or had a seamstress help make our very simple but super cute costumes and I would like to keep the same tradition with Samuel.