Monday, November 1, 2010

And Now.. Why I Didn't Heart Halloween..


Cause I usually DO heart Halloween.
Everything about it: wigs, candy, pumpkin patches..
sassin' up the typical witch costume..
ALL of it.
But THIS year.. it kinda.. um.. BLEW.
I'd bother explaining, but it's sorta LAME.
No, wait.. I have to.
But since it's after midnight.. and we all know I should be in bed.. I'll keep it short, and quickly list just WHAT factors contributed to the "suckiness", if you will:
1. The cold.
2. The rain.
3. The cold and rain, together.
4. Running too many grown-up, necessary, but not at all festive, errands that day.. leading to a late start in the nights event.. therefore leading to..
5. Jesse getting to his posse late (along with misplacing his mustache adhesive.)
6. Sam not knowing what to be.. or even if he felt like going anymore.. and then deciding.. no, he did not feel like going anymore.
7. Bo not being able to find any of his friends that had all started trick-or-treating at NOON, and finding he was suddenly embarrassed to dress up at all.
8. Sophie.. demanding that no matter what her brothers were doing.. she wanted to go.. and she wanted to go NOW.
9. And ME.. scrambling in a mad panic to go.. anywhere.. just go.. cause somehow the freakin' Halloween Queen herself, had forgotten to buy CANDY-- and kids were approaching.
(Yup. I was the lady handing out stale doughnuts. Where have my priorities gone?)
10. Finally getting to a neighborhood to do the deed.. and having two boys sit pouting in the car, in the rain..
while Sophie pranced joyfully through the horribleness chanting:
"Trick-or-treat! Thank you! Happy Halloween!"
Okay.. the Sophie part made me happy.
A holiday can't be a total bust with THIS Pirate Princess around:


When I apologized to the car-full of ticked kids for the night not exactly panning out as we'd hoped..
her reply was precisely:
"It's O.K. Mom. I'm not mad. I still love you."

So.. maybe it didn't BITE it that hard after all.

We hit some townhouses later to make Sophies little tiny pirate legs get more for their efforts (the doors are so conveniently close together!)and followed her in the dry car as she fearlessly marched onward,
alone,
from door..
to door..
to door.

We ended the night digging for the last decent reject pumpkins to carve at Wal-mart..

..because, of course.. somehow we'd missed getting around to the carving, of the pumpkins.. (busy week folks.. busy week.) and made everything better with a Twizzleberry Yogurt stop on the way home.. cause after all.. who doesn't need more sugar on Halloween night?

Sophie made sure she didn't miss out on even one last melted drop.. which made us laugh out loud.
She didn't appreciate the laughter,
therefore said she was sad, and mad..
to which Bo replied:
"Wow. THAT'S a rough combo."
Which made us all laugh out loud, again.

So we had our moments.. but over all.. not going down as one of our best.

We'll aim higher next year.

9 comments:

Stef said...

You make a very cute witch!!

Derek and Bre said...

Is it bad that I laugh at your stressful day...don't be mad, you are just entertaining. I missed your cute pirate stopping by my house!

Brynne said...

Um, I was told she was a pirate princess CHEERLEADER :) Sorry your halloween sucked. I am a little disappointed not to see Bo's costume on here to be honest with ya! Never got to see it and it sounded awesome. Maybe he'll model it for me sometime!

Emma Jo said...

Uh yeah, it sounds like your sucky Halloween turned out fun...I want to be your child. We were those miserly party poopers who actually set out the "take one" bit this year. I hate when a holiday stinks and you have to wait a whole year for it to come around again. (Besides, what genius thought that the END of October was a good time to prance around outside, at night?!)

Abby said...

You are so ambitious! I would have given up early on. Love the pirate princess. And that witch is a hottie!

Heather Zwygart said...

Love the costume we could have been twinners, but my socks were black and white!!

Suzie Petunia said...

At least it was memorable? :) That Sofie is one adorable little girl. She reminds me of her mom. And you are a hot witch. ;) It should be a strictly adhered to rule that it should not rain on Halloween. Or be cold.

Hey, what a DEAL on pumpkins!

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ms.milagros - mój poradnik said...

Cool outfit !
You are very beautiful women !
:-)