Mr. Intensity was in heaven last night at Boo at the Zoo. He loved the attention his costume afforded him.
At the gate, I knew it would be a really fun night when lots of people stared at his costume then grinned. One zoo worker said, "Oh! You just have to enter the costume contest!" I didn't know there would be a contest but of course he would be in it. That would mean more attention.
Man Bat, WWI soldier (whose mother sewed the entire costume!), Criminal Scene Investigator, Snow Princess (very elaborate hair and make-up) and Mr. Intensity as Declaration of Independence.
So, when it was finally Mr. Intensity's turn to explain, the emcee assumed that his parents had also chosen the theme. He beamed and said, "No, I wanted to be the Declaration of Independence." She had wrongly called him the Constitution. The nine-year old WWI soldier gave her a quick differential between the two documents.
Mr. Intensity was asked, "Where did you get the document?"
"You must have a really big printer."
No, silly, we printed it at Fed Ex.
At this point, I was holding my breath, hoping that he wouldn't tell the whole world that I almost died when FexEx told me it was $6.50 to print one piece of paper. It was a BIG piece, but I am a tight wad.
Totally worth every penny. And I guess I just told the whole world my secret.
Mr. Intensity won 3rd place. He was happy with that, which made me glad but of course I thought he should win Grand Champion.
His prize was a stuffed platypus that he named Beaver.