So, Charlie arrives all excited with this greeting, "Gramma, are you just so glad to see me?"
Of course I am and after mom leaves we discuss our plans. He came with an alien costume to scare me--mission accomplished--then he decided we should make a different costume. We decided on the Ninja look below. Get a load of the lethal weapon.
He then spied some red fabric in my sewing closet and feels this would make a terrific Ninja cape. We cut, we sewed, he giggled with excitement. Then he spied a triangle piece of scrap fabric and said it would make a perfect Zelda hat. More weapons were stored in his Ninja belt. You may think this could double as a Little Red Riding Hood cape (Liesl's request for Halloween) but do not be confused. This is no Red Riding Hood--this is definite Ninja apparel.
He also felt he needed some decoration on his face to make him look more fierce. Notice the nutritious lunch with a back up sippy cup just in case.
Then the conversation goes like this: "Gwamma, how 'bout we have a Hayyoween Party for me at your house?" "Really, Charlie--how 'bout at your house?" "No sanks--yet's have it at your house. . . and we could have a scabenger hunt with cues and goody bags at the end. . . .and we could decorate the whole house. . .. and you could make Hayyoween cookies to decorate. . . . it would be great . . . . .and we could invite Yeesow and Owen and my odder new fwiend that I can't tell you his name. How 'bout that Gramma?"
And there you have it. This is how our play dates go.