This is an old pic I took a week or so before Halloween. Everyone thinks M's astronaut costume is just that, a Halloween costume. Boy, are they wrong! It is NOT a Halloween costume! As a matter of fact, M wore it almost every day in October EXCEPT on Halloween. To him it's not a costume, but a uniform.
Something he puts on when he works as an astronaut and gets ready to "go into the open Space". That's just what he says: "я иду в открытый космос!" Just the other day he said "мое призвание, мама, быть космонавтом!" (my calling, Mama, is to be an astronaut!).