This just got emotional. I was just about to start painting him like Pennywise. Then my son asked if I could give him their friend Thomas’s haunt makeup instead. You see…from about eighth grade, my son Mason, and 3 other boys, Wyatt, Kyle, and Thomas have been best friends. They were everything to each other. But about 6 weeks ago, Thomas somehow lost sight of his future. Just before his 20th birthday, he committed suicide. Since then, I’ve seen the other 3 boys grow remarkably. They helped plan the funeral, and even spoke at it. They stayed strong to support all of Thomas’s other hurting friends. They picked up the pieces Thomas left broken.
But oh how Thomas loved the haunted house. To have a doll that looks like him would make them all so happy. It will be hard for me. I love Thomas as if he was my own child. But wow…creepy doll Thomas just made me even more motivated to make this one perfect.