"So, I was thinking for Halloween this year, I want to be something from the Twilight Zone."
"OK... Like, what kind of thing from the Twilight Zone? Are there really costumes in that show?"
"Not a lot of costumes. But there is this one episode with a pretty cool robot..." (...and then he goes on and on about this particular episode with the robot, but of the details I remember nothing...)
"OK, well, I think somewhere I cut out some good instructions from a magazine on how to make a cool robot costume. But, hey, listen, we might have to think a little bit simpler for Halloween costumes this year because I am going to be really, really busy."
"Oh, yeah! I almost forgot! You ARE going to be really busy!"
"Yep, the next couple months are going to be..."
"Yeah, I remember now! You are going to be super busy planning my super-awesome birthday party!!!"
"....Um, yes. I'm so glad that's the thing you remembered."