Friday, September 9, 2011

Day 80 Catalogued Smiles

Most of today was pretty uneventful. Being home for over seven hours all by my lonesome tends to allow for a lot of television and cleaning. Once the kids got home, the went right into the snacks with barely a hello. Well, that's not completely true... my daughter still runs up to me and hugs me when she arrives. My son ritualistically steps off the bus and says "Oh hey Mom." and follows that up with some information about a kid named Adam who is apparently just awesome. Regardless, I do love my greetings.

What I enjoyed the most tonight, was a catalogue skimming session with the kids. See, most of the afternoon was them playing with their toys and taking over the television to watch mind numbing cartoons. I took that time to read a book instead of diving into a catatonic state induced by the Backyardigans. Because of all that, looking through a Halloween costume catalogue ranked top of the list of enjoyable moments.

We laughed at the Lil' Man Eating Shark costume with the feet hanging out of it's mouth, and The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man and Ghostbuster! I would have loved for them both to do that set, but neither of them were having it.

Being sick of all of the ultra girly princess and fairy costumes, I showed my daughter the goth-ier style costumes. She made a reply along the lines of "Eww, I'm not really into that kind of fashion. You know, those of kinds of costumes." Oh, please! My son was really into the idea of dressing up as Darth Vader, Jango or Boba Fett and then his sister could be Princess Leia. She wasn't feeling the force with that idea either.

She did narrow it down to Velma from Scooby Doo, Little Red Riding Hood, and Dorothy. I'm kind of hoping for Dorothy as I have an affinity for The Wizard of Oz as you can tell from yesterday's post, Wizard or Witch, Oh My. My son is considering a Special Forces Officer which I guess is a step up from his Delta Force Soldier costume he's worn for the past two years.

After joking around about us all wearing Oz costumes, me being the Wicked Witch, my husband being the Lion and if only my son would be a winged monkey... I bet if I told him I'd get him a toy axe, he'd dress up as the Tin Man! Hmmm...

Well, the discussion was all good fun and we had a lot of laughs. The search led to another search... a hunt for The Wizard of Oz DVD. The kids are watching it now as I type this up. They think they're getting a treat by staying up late, but I know why I really put it on... to try to convince them to dress up as one of those characters! I really want to be wicked for Halloween this year!! Shh, don't tell them my secret!


  1. Do it, sista! Who cares what the kids wanna be? You'd be a great Wicked Witch!