For nearly a year now, Sir has been obsessed with a cartoon called ‘Busytown Mysteries’. It features Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, and other Richard Scarry characters. They run around town solving such head-scratching mysteries as why the smoke alarm keeps going off when there’s no fire and why all the bread at the bakery is hard as a rock. Scintillating, I know. Anyway, one of his favorite favorite episodes involves a scarecrow that two of the not-so-bright characters on the show become convinced is following them home at night when they find some straw on the bedroom floor. This episode was the impetus for Sir’s current fascination with, you guessed it, scarecrows!
Now that autumn is upon us, there are scarecrow decorations in nearly every store we visit. I even had to break down and buy him his own little scarecrow to put in the living room where he can see (and say hello to) it everyday. So, it was no surprise when he announced ‘I’m be scarecrow for Halloween!’ As I work to make sure that I have all of the necessary items to create the perfect scarecrow costume, I thought it might be easier to have a visual list. So, I sketched one up.