November 01, 2012

Crap I Learned-Halloween 2012

Halloween 2012 will officially go down in history as the worst Halloween ever.

Bite me, Hurricane Sandy.
It has been raining for the last 7 days and I am starting to wonder if the sun has packed up and moved to another Universe.
I am considering buying myself one of those sun lamp thingies...or a tanning booth.

*Note to self. When your child insists on being a clown, do not buy the $2.99 makeup. Invest in some higher quality paint to do your magic or it will turn out like this.
*Do not buy huge clown shoes because your child will almost fall down the stairs at school and then refuse to wear them trick or treating.
{I forced him to wear them for photos}
*Do not buy a huge clown bow tie because your child will decide that he doesn't like it and will refuse to wear it.
{I forced him to wear it for photos which apparently makes me the worst mother in history}

*Do not buy a clown nose because he wont wear that either.

*Walking on a cold night when it is rainy, is never fun. Ever.

*Make a run for it when your dog pukes on some one's front lawn. The rain will wash it away anyways.

*Always remember pooper scooper bags. We didn't.

*If you buy your army dude kid a cheap gun to go with his costume, be prepared to be shot at approximately 83979864667980347 times.

*Warn your other children that they will be shot at 3879534876748306 times to prevent any fistfights.

*Consider allowing your four year old daughter to have permanent eye makeup. Nothing will ever make her happier.
*Prepare to tell your happy kitty cat daughter how beautiful she looks 658342756 times as she poses in front of you.
{"Mommy, I dont ever want to erase my eyelashes."}
*As busy as the evening gets, make sure you go visit the great grandparents. The smiles make it all worth it.

*Don't get sad because it is the first Halloween that your kids Papa will not be around to see their costumes and eat their candy.

OK, be sad.

*Do not tell your army dude kid that he looks like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. He wont be impressed.

*Don't buy your army dude kid an army helmet and goggles because he will refuse to wear them.
*Remember that you're kids aren't young for long.
*And enjoy this time before they think it is "dumb".
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marty said...

Well, at least it's a Halloween with a story :-) Sorry for the sadness that shared the day too.

As for thinking trick or treating is dumb...I was surprised with all the teenagers we had show up!

Tamar SB said...

There costumes are great! Just think of the memories you have from this Halloween now (-:

tiarastantrums said...

ha - that was hilarious! (aside from the weather)

The Future Reynolds said...

You're so brave to allow a clown in your house. :)

Super cute costumes!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful photos ~ and adorable 'trick or treaters' ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

MG Atwood said...

Sorry you're dealing with Sandy. Kids costumes are great! This will be a Halloween you won't soon forget. Hang in there.

Twisted Cinderella said...

Sorry for the weather and the first Halloween without Papa (hugs). The pics are great and made me smile.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Sorry it wasn't the best Halloween. There's always next year! And at least you've learned a few things this year!

Jenners said...

OK … so the clown costume was a big fail but OH MY GOODNESS I love the little Princess as a puppy!!! Adorable mask! Great eyelashes! Perfection!! Glad you had such a tough guy to escort you around though!

Heatherlyn said...

You do such a good job expressing your feelings and what happened without being long and boring. You do a great job on your blog!

Emily Guthrie said...

Haha! Love it. Keep it real and keep safe in the storm!

Elaine A. said...

Okay clowns freak me out so yeah...

Love K's eyelashes - so cute!

Sorry about the rain, but at least it is not snow...?

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Totally taking note. So far, we haven't bought a single costume and I'm super thankful for that!