And Now I Know What She Thinks Of Me

The other night at dinner we were discussing Halloween costumes because that’s what you do when you are 4 and 7 and it’s August and 90 degrees out and despite all this Michael’s has set out talking life-size witches and devoted an entire aisle to Halloween and you’ve bought a gummy candy eyeball and a candy skull ring just to get out the door without buying a strobe light fog machine SO HELP ME GOD.

Any way, a dimly lit light bulb in my brain began to glow and as the girls were discussing their vampire costumes I said, “Hey girls, you know what? Mommy and Daddy could dress up this year, too!” You may be one of those festive couples who dress up every year for Halloween just to walk your kids around the block for trick or treating but we usually don’t, unless you count the year I wore a beige velour track suit and a headband with cat ears.

Miss A looked at me and without hesitation said, “Mommy you could be a clown!”

Miss C smirked. “No! Mommy would be a horrible clown!’

Well thank God for that, I thought.

And then Miss A chimed in, “Mommy could be a PIG!”


  1. Amy@UWM says:

    Oh, no! Don’t take it too personally…4 yo’s just aren’t that deep. Funny, we’ve been talking Halloween here too. We’re circling in on Harry Potter-inspired costumes this year. I’ve got three months to talk the little one out of being the exact same thing as her older sister…
    .-= Amy@UWM´s last blog ..The Truth About Health Care =-.

  2. Mike Driehorst says:

    LOL! Wonder what brought that up? I’ve always thought it’d be great to be able to read our kids’ minds — the expressions, the thoughts, the (poor) suggestions they come up with are logical to them, I’m sure. But, from a parents point of view, often out of this world (and completely off base, at times).
    Maybe she really likes pink?
    .-= Mike Driehorst´s last blog ..An anniversary I

  3. Kel says:

    I like Amy’s Pirate Wench idea – you could totally rawk it! 🙂 Actually, I’m just happy I’m not the only one who’s talking/thinking halloween this early in the game. I actually spent about 3.5 hours last night browseing the internet looking at costumes and decor (Sshh, its 1/2 off) in preparation for our annual halloween party.

    I LOVE to dress up and the girls don’t seem to care – ok, so I don’t trick or treat dressed up, but we do decorate the house and pass out invites and spend the month of October getting super geared up for a house full of festivities that the girls enjoy, not to mention DQ likes to search the internet for costumes too. I mean, if the adults can’t enjoy the holiday too then why have it?? 😉
    .-= Kel´s last blog ..Fractional Friday =-.

  4. rowena___. says:

    they are getting an early start, which means that by the time halloween season actually gets here, they will have devised a plan to have your entire family and home in a coordinated theme of clownish vampire terror.

    also, we might or might not have a disco ball as a night light in ella’s room.
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  5. Jamie says:

    OK maybe I’ll be a pirate wench….I’m sure hubby would love that. Heh.

    Yeah I love Halloween but just wasn’t quite ready for the barrage of stuff! Plus they were starting to set out Christmas decor.

    I can only deal with one holiday at a time people!

  6. amie says:

    LOL funny! Yesterday, my 7yr old son told me my thighs were “not looking too hot”. Well yeah I know that but I thought he loved me.

  7. Jennifer says:

    LOL. Baby Girl is always trying to come up with a costume idea for me, and I am most decidely NOT one of those people that dress up to walk their kids around the block. I just uh-huh her until she is on to something else.
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Hi, my name is… =-.

  8. WorkingMom says:

    I saw the Halloween bags of candy at the supermarket first, then the decorations. Before August began! I need to get through the start of school before I can even begin to think about costumes. I miss when we were kids, and decorations and other holiday items didn’t appear until after the holiday BEFORE it! Like, Valentine’s Day came out AFTER Christmas, which came out AFTER Thanksgiving, which came out AFTER Halloween!
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  9. youarekiddingme says:

    It’s August 23 and Monkey Man has already wanted to be: Luke Skywalker, Flash, Buzz Lightyear, Indiana Jones and Superman. I’m just waiting for him to plunk down his Christmas List and ask me what my New Year’s Resolution is.
    .-= youarekiddingme´s last blog ..Q & A Session #264 =-.

  10. Jane says:

    I’m with Mommy Melting Pot – she just thought you’d be pretty in pink. Or she was likening you to Babe who is so clever. Or Wilbur of Charlotte’s Web who is so kind and endearing.
    That was so precious. Thanks for sharing!
    .-= Jane´s last blog ..Turtle Sighting(s) =-.

  11. Janet says:

    This is just classic! Isn’t this why they say you spend the first bit wanting them to walk and talk, then the next while just wishing they’d sit still and shush?! Haha…never! Sorry it had to be at your expense, but this cracked a tired Mommy UP!

  12. Kim the Cybersurfing Junkie says:

    Awww … Well, mommy usually dresses up for Halloween. This year, we’re doing a Star Wars theme. I bought the little ones little Yoda and little Princess Leia costumes online ( We’re decorating with twinkling lights. paper plate masks (stormtroopers), black paper and cheap light saber toys.

    But I still don’t know what I’m going to wear! I hope my little one doesn’t say, come as Chewbacca!

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