October 31, 2011

Halloween Randomness

Parenting Fail. We did not purchase or pick a pumpkin this year. Which means we did not create a jack-o-lantern. Which means we are terrible parents and have probably scarred our children for life.

I did, however, purchase Halloween candy and have hid it from my children so I can eat it all myself. This means that I am a horrible, selfish parent who only thinks of herself first.

*burp*

Things that scare me
-amusement park characters with big scary heads.
-snakes
-rodents of any kind

Things that scare Studley
-his own farts

Confession. I do not enjoy going out trick or treating with my kids. It is dark and cold and so much friggin work and money. Sometimes I think I could just buy them each a box of candy and call it a night. But that would make me a horrible parent and scar my children for life.

Parenting is a never ending guilt-fest.

Oldest child is going trick or treating with his friend (and his mom) tonight. I am completely heartbroken that he would rather be with his friend than his own mom, dad and siblings

Think I could change his mind if I bought him a pumpkin and two boxes of candy?

*sniff

Watch this video and tell me if you can spot the ghost. Turn up the volume though so you can hear the clues.

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Yeah, I already know about that video. No thanks. I don't need to pee my pants at work.

Heatherlyn said...

My husband always takes the kids trick-or-treating. It is usually way too cold for me plus someone has to be home to hand out candy. I think your children will NOT be scared for life. I think that there were as many years that my parents did not carve pumpkins with us when I was growing up as there were years that they did. As a teenager I think the thought crossed my mind that it was pretty lame of them to NOT carve pumpkins with us as we had to do it all ourselves. But I survived. Still love my parents. Have fun carving pumpkins as an adult with my own kids (who may or may not grow up to buy pumpkins for their own kids)! :)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Emily Hope said...

No worries - you can just impress them at Christmas.....or Disney! They won't even remember about Hallowe'en.

p.s. I am sure this video is one of those where some scary face jumps out at you? No thank you!!!! I was fooled by a Michael Jackson one - big mistake. I think I was scared even three days later.

Gigi said...

Nah, it takes more than that to scar them. Trust me.

Adrienne said...

....that's alright, i forgot to buy candy to hand out. driving home work, sure there was something i needed to do....then got a tweet with a pic of a kid in a costume....and remembered. it was too late!

Jen said...

Ok, I;ll admit it the video totally got me.