Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I'll try to make this Quick:

If I thought life was going to be any less busy after Halloween, I was kidding myself. I think from now until Christmas I'm pretty much going to be glued to either : A) The Kids, B) The sewing machine, or C) The piano. So much for the relationship I've been fostering with my computer. *sighs*

SO ANYWAY: Halloween

The B went as Cinderella and she looked BEAUTIFUL! if I do say so myself. Only she got really upset if we called her Cinderella and promptly reminded her silly parents that she was only DRESSED as Cinderella and was, in fact, STILL Nadia.

We took her Trick-Or-Treating one town over where she caused a HUGE scene because one of the little booths gave her a ticket for free french fries instead of candy. First of all, lemme explain that B DOES NOT EAT FRENCH FRIES. She is probably the only kid I know who doesn't like them. AT ALL. Secondly, she apparently was not impressed by the paper. AT ALL. She looked into the bucket and then promptly starting *shouting* "HEY! THAT LADY GAVE ME A PIECE OF PAPER!!!! SHE DIDN'T EVEN GIVE ME ANY CANDY!!! SHE LIED!!! THAT'S LAME!!!" It was embarrassing... and also hysterical. LOL

Calvin went as the Roaming Gnome and got lots of attention for it. He was considerably better behaved than the B.

Tim was a monkey with bananas and I went as a cross between a fairy and Cindy Lauper, or, as I like to call it: "The-anything-you-can-pull-together-at-the-last-minute-from-the-closet-costume." Which is pretty much what I end up going as EVERY year. My favorite costume that I've ever pulled together at the last minute is this one:

I'm thinking of going as Miss Piggy every year from now on actually. The hubby made a pretty handsome Kermit too. PS- I did the Pirate and Queen of Hearts costumes too... which is why mine was pulled together at the last minute. RAN OUT OF TIME AGAIN!!

So anyway, Halloween was pretty fun, though as always, there were little reminders of how it would be much more fun to celebrate it elsewhere. They don't really do door to door trick or treat around here. They round up all the kids in the center of town and let the businesses do "booths" where they hand out candy. It sounds like a neat idea except that you end up waiting in a HUGE line for HOURS, and the teenagers pretty much ruin it for the little kids EVERY YEAR. Plus, all of the local crazies come out too. This year over half the booths were handing out bible verses and pamphlets instead of candy. My personal favorite is the one that read, and I quote: "WHERE WILL YOU GO WHEN YOU DIE?" As if life isn't confusing enough for my four year old let's throw in THAT morbid question. SHEESH! LIVEN UP FOLKS! Since when is taking an opportunity to dress in a funny costume and get free candy from strangers the same as "devil worship?" Pfffftt. I just wish people like that would stay indoors on Halloween and leave the rest of us heathens to it! *LOL*


Tammie said...

we southerners have to put up with so much shit. on a day to day basis im hit with instances where i think "that probably wouldnt happen if i lived in connecticut or massachusetts." sigh.

nadia looks adorable and so does calvin. his costume is awesome and so very clever.

~Missy~ said...

Gal, we live in the Bible belt...the "scary" Christians have to use every opportunity they can to terrify kids into thinking they are going to hell unless they believe exactly what they do, sigh(and, apparently as a side benefit, get to air opinions of the parents without fear of getting cussed out). I've learned there are actually two kinds of Christians...the good folk and the "God, save me from your followers" ones. ;~)

Barefoot_Mommy said...

Tammie- Thank you! I thought the kids looked great. I often end up thinking the same things when stuff like that happens. My best friend lives in Michigan and when she came down here to visit she spent most of the time laughing at our neighbors/neighborhood. She refuses to move here... I don't get it. LOL

Missy- BWAH HA HA HA HA! "God Save me from your Followers" are the majority here. They give the nice Christians a bad name. LOL

~Missy~ said...

LOL, we have more than a few of them here in upper 'Bama too!
And I did forget one particular brand of Christian that seems to abound up here too..the 'Holier than Thou, do as I say, not as I do' ones ;~)..they can usually be found in one of the main large three churchs in town, where fashion is of the essence as well as how much you bank each year. It really is kind of amusing to watch!