Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November First

What kind of mommy blogger would I be if I didn't indulge in a(nother) Halloween pictures post?

Probably the kind that wouldn't tell you that she thinks taking your kids' Halloween candy and selling it to a dentist, or fillintheblankwithwhateverwaypeoplegetridofcandy, is just dumb. If you don't want your kid to have a ton of candy, only let them trick-or-treat a few houses (but not mine, cause if you throw my candy away, so help me...). Instead of forcing them into self-control after the fact, how about practicing a little before hand by limiting the number of houses they visit? People spent good money buying that candy, not to mention going out of their way to answer the door 50,000,000 times to give it to your kids, so the least you can do is have the decency to let your kids eat it. What is this world coming to that we can't let our children learn through experience that eating too much candy makes you sick, or that by rationing your candy, you can have enough to last an entire year? Or that candy is currency, and that you can pay your siblings to do your chores?

Yeah, I'm not that kind of mommy blogger.

So I'm posting a bunch of pictures of my kids. Cause I like them. And I like candy. And I like Halloween.

But ask me again tomorrow after my children get home from their dentist appointment, and I might have changed my tune.

Don't worry, I'm allowed to.

It's my blog.
Sylas, the everlasting gob-pirate. He had this pirate costume in the 6-12 month size, and wore it for two years. Now he has it in the 4-5 year size, and it looks like it should fit him for a couple more years. There's just something about it I can't resist. I think it's the red and white striped leggings under the brown pants. They kill me. Next year if Sy is bigger, they'll be more visible. Mark my word. And prepare to die.

Samera the purple unicorn. In true Halloween Miracle fashion, we found one pair of purple sweats in her size at the Dollar Store. We had the purple hoodie in our bag of stuff in the garage to take to D.I. (do you have one of those, too? ours never gets taken to D.I. - thank goodness), so it was fate. It was like a real-live magical unicorn costume.
Saylor the paper doll, whose costume didn't get tried on before we took this picture (at Grandma Lesa's Halloween party - isn't her front door to die for? She just barely painted it that fun yellow. I wish I had backed up so you could see her walkway. She's the queen of decor.) so she was choking all night.

We made some adjustments so the poor girl could breathe.

Of course my kids were the cutest ones at the Trunk-or-Treat. I mean, they're the only ones I photographed, so that proves it.

And they all lived happily ever after.


Nicole Farris said...

I love the costumes and the kids. They are great! I agree about the whole candy too.

Stephanie said...

Great costumes. I agree with the whole candy thing. There is, however, a dentist here that buys kids candy then ships it off to the soldiers. I guess that's a good idea (we still have a cauldron full on the kitchen counter). I really liked the paper doll - do kids even know that those are anymore?

Michelle said...

Great costumes! Especially the paper doll. You are a clever and good mommy blogger. If you ever think about selling your candy to the dentist call me first. I'll make you an offer you can't refuse.