Alex loves trains, especially Thomas the Tank Engine, which made it fairly simple to pick a costume. Since trick-or-treating isn’t common in Switzerland, we opted for our church’s Coffee Sunday where the kids dressed up and enjoyed treats.
At one point, the kids were asked to line up against a white wall to be judged for the best costume from each age group. I urged Alex to line up with the rest of the kids, but he somehow wouldn’t let go of my leg. He was scared and at first I couldn’t figure out why. Then I looked around at the other kids and noticed the problem. Alex was scared of different masks he was seeing. He was looking at each mask very critically and nervously trying to figure out if it was a “real face” or not.