Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Happy Belated Halloween

I'm so sick and tired of being governed by the calendar.

Just because the calendar said it was daylight savings time I had to battle with a house full of kids who didn't know which way was up.

and were "up" at 5 a.m.

Just because the calendar said it was nearing the end of the month I ran around like a chicken with my head cut off to meet some deadlines...

yes... for those of you who are wondering, visiting teaching WAS one of those deadlines.

for those of you who don't know what visiting teaching is... well, let's just assume that I got it done and let's not worry :)

The calendar tells me when I have to be at meetings, when I have to start shopping for some holiday (also dictated by a calendar) and when my kids should be at school/dance/scouts/play practice/band practice/etc...

I'm going to throw away the calendar.

Shh... I know that won't actually HELP anything - but I'm in a mood.

Well, guess what? HERE, here on my blog... I'm in charge and I say a big ol' "PAH" to the calendar. So today - just here on my blog - we're celebrating Halloween.

You can bring it back in your neighborhood too... just don't be surprised if you get some strange looks when you go trick-or-treating.


Sweet H... picked the most unconventional costume of the year...

the earrings

the headband

and the necklace...
 ...because every girl worth her salt will insist that an outfit isn't complete without a handbag and shoes...  which no, she didn't get those. 

Does that mean I let her go trick-or-treating half dressed?

Shame on me...

but frankly - have you SEEN the costumes these days?  A nurse costume used to be white clothes with a nurse's hat...

NOW?  a nurse costume looks like the kid is going to bring home a little more than candy after a night walking the streets...  if you know what I mean.

and bless your sweet little innocent heart if you don't know what I mean :)

I bet YOU don't dress up like a nurse on Halloween!



but wait... there's more...
No, I don't know what he was going for either... he was "Bob" of course...
Scary Little Vampire?

the thought of that future dental work scares me... Ch'ching!!!!
So Happy Halloween folks - hope it was good, hope you got all the Vanilla Tootsie Rolls your little heart desired, and hope that in the end you were happier than this:
bless the tooth-brush gifting neighbor's heart...

(and yes - the rest of us dressed up...  and no I didn't purposely avoid the camera all day while dressed up like Donald Duck... it just so happens that nobody took a picture of me... probably...)

7 comments:

Sher said...

Is your blog purple or gray? I'm leaning to purple. Very daring. Maryn is trying hard to look scary. Don't tell her that Aunt Sher still thought she looked like someone cute trying to look scary! Did you get any vanilla tootsie rolls? I didn't know there was such a thing so we obviously didn't get any.

Sher said...

I forgot to say that I might be willing to pay for a picture of you as Donald Duck. Are you sure nobody got a picture? My blog could use a fun picture.

Trooper Thorn said...

Maybe next year she can be Zombie Monopoly Game.

Kristina P. said...

How creative! I bet she could give away a lot of "Get Out of Jail" free cards.

LC said...

Wow M! That looks like a whole lotta Reese's for Auntie Laura:)
Haven's costume and accessories rock!
and bonus they're completely modest:)
I hear you on the calendar thing. Schedules begone! at least until tomorrow.

Z said...

When I first saw that picture I thought that the Monopoly Board was a quilt, and I was like Awesome! ... The costume is even more awesome though, and I loved all of the accessories.

Incidentally, and no kidding, the word verification for this comment is "reduck" ... which I think OBVIOUSLY means that you need to get back into that duck costume and take a picture. :)

Jen T said...

love the monopoly costume! super creative!