Hank: Tomorrow is Halloween!
Me: Yes it is! Do you think anyone at your school will dress up?
Hank: Yes. Everyone.
Hank: (mouth full) Um Hum (nodding).
Me: But you didn’t have Halloween last year.
Pai: Yes, but last year Hank was in Jardim (kindergarten).
Hank: This year everyone is dressing up like Carnival.
Pai: And how long did you know you were supposed to dress up for Halloween?
Hank: (shrug, chewing)
Me: I knew this day would come. Today is the day where you tell me you need to be a tomato by tomorrow in a school play I have never even heard of and I am already in bed with my curlers and cold cream mask.
Pai: What are you talking about?
Me: Erma Bombeck? It’s an American thing. Regardless, thanks to the amazingness of your Tia Paula we are totally prepared in the event of this emergency. Hold on…
Hank: I can just be a Vampiro (vampire) like everyone else.
Me: Or you can call ground control and be all like, “Hey, this is Major Tom!” (holding awesome orange Nasa jumpsuit)
Pai: Ooooh! Cool.
Hank: Oh! Can we make me a helmet?
Me: Here I save the day and we are right back to the tomato again.
Pai: I will check if the drogaria (hardware store) downstairs is still open.