Earth to Dana…Earth to Dana…Come in Dana…

Whoa!  A month.  A whole month. 

I am now back on Planet Earth and ready to share.  Hold on to your seats, readers.   (Do I have you pumped up?  On the edge of your seats?  Just sreeling with anticipation…ready to learn about the excitement in my life?  Relax, it ain’t that spectacular! But you might want to grab a beverage – cup of coffee, glass of wine – depending on the time of day you are reading this – or maybe not.  It’s gonna be a long one, I’ve got lots to say.)

Maybe I’ll break it up into a couple of posts….so let’s start with the big one.  Halloween.

Remember when we were little, you wore your costume to school on Halloween day, maybe had a little parade around to all of the classroom, had some punch and cookies.   Those were the good old days.  That isn’t the case anymore…Halloween starts around here at least the week before. 

On the Sunday prior, I took Avery and her BFF Sam to downtown Royal Oak for some trick or treating action.  But this was only after his dad took them pumpkin carving at a local park.  Should we have WANTED to go back out that night, we could have gone trick or treating in said park.  No thanks. There was face painting and fire trucks and much candy to be had by all.

On the 30th, it was party day at school.  Crafts, parade, cookie decoring, snacks, games, and stories.  WOW!   By Halloween it’s really a complete let down.  The sugar high has been continuous for 6 days.   But yet we doned our costumes once again for the ACTUAL holiday. 

Get this – we had trick or treaters at 6:00.  Avery wasn’t even in her costume yet.  We hurried to get ready…so they could rush out the door (Hubby and Avery) while the C man and I stayed home.    And what did they find?  Hardly anyone was passing out candy.  Many houses that had lights on, left bowls on the front porch and didn’t stick around to be bothered with little kids begging for treats.  This is a strange new trend.  And quite sad really.  But I will admit…I succummed to it.  I was missing out on the fun with Avery and Hubby, and I hardly had anyone come to the door.  So I set the bowl out.  The bowl with enough candy for 200 kids.  And off we went.  We were back in less than 15 minutes…and the bowl was empty.  Every.single.fucking.piece – GONE.  Greedy kids.

The only thing I was thankful for:  we barely had any candy in the house.  The bowl was empty, Avery petered out and wanted to head home.  So her bag was pathetically 1/4 full.   Less temptation.  And it wasn’t the good stuff either.  Only 1 Baby Ruth and a handful of Snickers. 

So I know you are wondering what their costumes were…

Avery was a good witch.  With a LED, color changing light up costume.  

avery halloween

This was the 42nd idea she had for dressing up and it only came to her b/c I took her to the Halloween store and let her pick.  I didn’t give a damn how much the getup cost.   I made her pick and we weren’t leaving the store until we had something in hand.  Have you been to one of those stores?  Have you SEEN the costumes that come in size 4-6x?  Devil Divas, Temptresses, costumes I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing.  And they expect me to dress my 4 year old in one.  I DON’T THINK SO!  So we agreed, pink and purple light up.  But the kicker, the selling factor on the whole costume, was that I was going to put glitter on her face and use my mommy make up.  That sealed the deal.

Carson was a sassy little Chili Pepper (much to Hubbys dismay)

carson halloween

I got this costume at a Mom to Mom sale last spring.  It was newborn size – up to 3 months.  What you don’t see, is that my little man is so long, his feet are crammed into the bottom of the pepper suit.  And he was pissed.  And hot.  And about as irritated as a 3 1/2 month old can be.  But he looked damn cute.  That’s all that matters.  Right? 

And they each had their Halloween jammies…

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Aren’t they precious?  They look like they are best buddies.  And they are.  He just adores her.  And she just smothers him.  It’s a love-love relationship.  

So that’s Halloween in a nut shell.

Tomorrow:  the debut of Sugar Sunnysparkle, tales of a bachelorette party and as a grand finale…Candice the deer.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jackie (Literary Escapism)
    Nov 16, 2009 @ 15:06:56

    A lot of the houses around here were lacking in Halloween spirit too. However, everyone who was giving out candy was there and not off someplace else. It was definitely a bigger deal last year.

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  2. Starnes Fam
    Nov 16, 2009 @ 16:41:13

    Kids know that the baby ruths are all mine. MINE. No questions asked.

    I felt the same way, too…….so many events before and then the actual day is kind of a bust.

    Next time, write a note (I did this – no joke), telling trick-or-treaters that you have high power surveillance cameras watching to see if they take more than 2 pieces. Punks!

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