Ryan asked if I would buy him a horse mask for Halloween.
I was perplexed by this request because A) he's never liked dressing up for Halloween and B) he doesn't like horses.
"Why do you want to be a horse?" I asked him. "Is this an internet joke or are you somehow mocking me?"
He grinned that evil teenage grin and said, "Maybe."
I was hoping this would blow over, but no. Every day it's been the same thing: "Mom, will you buy me a horse mask? If you buy me a horse mask I will wash the dogs and clean the rat cage and empty the dishwasher and pick up my room. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease."
Yesterday--finally--I relented...but not before I added one more item to his list: If you're going to dress up as a horse, you need to pose with actual horses.
Ryan doesn't like going to the barn, but he agreed right away. We drove straight from the costume shop to the barn.
|Yes, he wore the mask in the car. And took selfies.|
"Hello there strange two legged horse.""I squish your face with mine."
Two of a kind!
Ryan texted these photos to his friend Pablo who responded, "Dude, I am so jealous!" I wonder if Pablo will be able to talk his mom into buying a horse mask...