For the last few weeks, we have been asking Mitchell what he wants to be for Halloween. The leading candidate was "Jack-o-lantern," with "Bat" following a close second, and an occasional "Skeleton" for variety. We have gone costume shopping a couple of times. The only jack-o-lanterns have been for much smaller tots. Today, Mitchell became unpredictably enamoured of the Mamma Kangaroo. We left to look another place, and went back, and he still wanted it. His size had disappeared during that hour (ack!), but we are managing with one slightly too small. He seems not to mind. Hopefully, he won't have a growth spurt in the next 27 days.