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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Becky's post on her blog reminded me tomorrow is Halloween and tonight is Fallapalooza at our church. It reminded me of all the times, I bought fluffy cutesy outfits. It doesn't last long when they're boys, girls. Hopefully, Diann will share her grandson as Elvis this year. I'm surprising my kids and dressing up as Snow White this year. A mother at Elle's school lent it to me, that should be fun. My older boys will be humiliated to the full, and that's always fun with teens.

Anyhoo, one Halloween, I made Jonah's costume. He was "James the Red Engine" because his school had a "No superhero policy", which now as a mother, I recognize as a no princess policy, but at the time, I went by the rules. And so we get there, and I have worked SO hard to paint this box, and Jonah won't go into class. He is wailing, "My COSTUME IS FROM THE GARBAGE!" ROFLOL Next year, he was Batman. I learned my lesson as a boy mom. Do not run onto a soccer field when they're hurt, and do not put them in cutesy costumes.
posted at 2:14 PM  
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At 3:19 PM, Blogger Jaime said...

Too funny, Kristin! LOL - for what it's worth, I think the costume was way cool! ;)

At 4:00 PM, Blogger Rachel Holliday said...

Haha...I always want my kids to have unusual costumes. My daughter has been a strawberry milkshake and a bottle of nail polish in years past. She asserted her ten-year-old independence this year though, and said she was not wearing any costume that involves a laundry basket (both of the earlier costumes required one). She is going to be a tennis player. She is excited about it, but I am thinking "BORING." :)

At 4:18 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh I always ran onto the field if anyone dared hurt my son. LOL When I as in high school, my brother Randy was wrestling and some kid was twisting him like a pretzel. I jumped off the bleachers and screamed, "you let go of my brother!" He was humiiated to say the least. LOL But it never fazed me. If you're mine, you put up with being mothered. LOL

At 8:20 PM, Blogger Deena said...

My son dressed as Batman five years running...just kept buying bigger costumes:-)

I've learned never comment on your daughter's friends when they are on the phone with her; never rush into the school when your child has just informed you the teacher was mean to them--even though you just need a phone number, your child may have a "major panic attack":-)

At 9:46 PM, Blogger Tricia said...

Both my teen boys are bummed that I won't let them be terrorists!

So to get me back they have decided to be pedestrians. How very clever of them. A costume that requires absolutely no work and they get to look exactly like they do all the time.

Teen boys are nuts! :o) At least I still have little girls to dress up. The girls will be Laura Ingalls Wilder and a Renaissance princess. Oh how I love a good princess costume!

At 12:22 AM, Blogger Domino said...

My bother (recently graduated from college) dressed up as a flasher one halloween. I saw his large overcoat and bare legs and got nervous. But he was determined to make me watch as he opened his overcoat. There, strapped to his T-shirt (which was tucked into a pair of shorts, FYI) was a flashing yellow light like what you'd see at a roadway construction site at night. Of course, I laughed. But the people behind him - who didn't see the flashing light - looked worried.

At 2:26 AM, Blogger Becky said...

Loved the costumes, Kristin...Batman can't hold a candle to boys that cute in such creative costumes! BTW, you'll make a perfect Snow White (and humiliating teens is what mom's are supposed to do).

LOL, yeah, and boys don't like being called babyish family nicknames in front of their fifth grade friends, either (though I love to dust that one off every now and again when I drop him off at the curb where kids are walking onto campus just to see his reaction...).

At 8:57 AM, Blogger Jenny said...

My son went as a Lego one year. Put him in red sweat pants and a top and then got a box he could wear over his shoulders. Attached 6 empty tuna cans, cut side out, to the front and spray painted the box all red. A little red face paint and he was a Lego. I thought it original.

He wouldn't go into class either.

At 2:29 PM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

My 9 year old's dressing as an American Idol contestant. I just created a tag to wear, similar to the one I saw on a pre-made, $40 costume. How easy is this? She'll be carrying a microphone and all, and I will of course be embarrassing her by encouraging her to sing ;)

At 6:02 PM, Blogger Robin Caroll said...

I like the costume, Kris. And it is different with girls, because my oldest wanted to dress up like a twinkie with me this year. Uh, No.


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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