I went and bought some Halloween candy over the weekend. Because I suck like that. I went to Target, yes Target. Guess how much the bags of cavity treats were? 10 bucks a bag! Is this normal? I don't recall what we paid last year, but I am damn sure I woulda never paid that much per bag to feed ugly kid. So there went nearly 100 bucks just buying the candy. I hate Halloween. The only damn holiday I have to spend my money feeding kids I cant stand.
Now let me get on to the costume portion of Halloween. I asked the bees what they wanted to be. Boo wants to be a butterfly, which is totally rockin because I still have Blondie bees wings from 3 years ago. The rest of her costume will be homemade..Scary thought.
Butch wanted to be the grim reaper. He was that last year, so whatever. I did get rid of his costume from last year because it really freaked out Boo. I swear to God, days after Halloween she would not sleep. If you don't believe me, go check out the posts from last year.
Blondie wants to be Frankenstein.
I go and look for suitable costumes. And I could not find anything that did not look cheesy or lame. When did Halloween costumes become cheesy? When I was a kid, we had so much to choose from, I would start putting the wheels in motion around August. Gathering up supplies, ideas and whatnot...I took it very seriously. And I looked damn good every year I dressed.
I think I stopped around grade 5. After that my heart wasn't in it anymore..
But nowadays you cant find anything worth while. Unless your crafty, and can make your own, your costume is going to suck. Just so you know.
So I grabbed a few odds and ends and some face makeup. My Blondie is now going to be The Bride of Frankenstein. She is super looking forward to that. Butch, I am not sure what he is, but I got him a red robe with a hood. I know his is gonna suck, but I will make sure his face is done really cool. I am good that way. I am thinking about talking him into being a zombie.
check this idea out. He has some jeans that are too short on him, I was thinking of getting them muddy and maybe slashing them a bit. Getting one of his old shirts and do the same. Dig out his old shoes, and do up his face really creepy. I have it all in my head, I just need to do up a PowerPoint presentation for him. He is very picky about Halloween.
Some people don't let their kids go trick or treating. Which is fine with me. Its a personally choice. To me kids are only kids once. Halloween is what you make of it. To me its one day out of the year that your child gets to dress up like something they truly have their hearts set on. They get to be wonderfully silly or scary for that one day. They get to go door to door and collect what is like gold to them...Candy. They get to do crazy things you can not normally do, without getting arrested that is..
if you think about it, you grow up so fast. Some of my best memories as a kid was going trick or treating. And I would not take that away from my kids for anything. There life , on a normal day, sucks ass. School is much harder these days, there is the whole social aspect of being a kid. Which can suck ass. Your parents yell at you, demand you do chores and homework. Kids don't have it easy. They really don't. The world today is much different then when I was a kid.
Halloween is what you make of it. Let your kids have fun, dress up and collect gold for that one damn day. It will be some of the best memories they will have. Sure it sucks spending money on candy and custom es, but it is one day a year. And it will be worth it.
Ugly kid has given Blondie Bee his whole deck of yo-gi-o cards. Which are like 500 dollar bills to kids. Kids are stupid that way.
As Butch was looking thru them, he spotted lots that ugly kid had stolen from him..
If Blondie so much as even entertains the thought of marrying ugly kid, not only will she be banished from all family gatherings, but she will be stoned.
Oh and today is my dads birthday..he is a whopping 52....the bastard is marrying a 28 year old..and i graduated with her sister...
Happy Birthday Big Lar....thats what I call him, big lar..no he is not big, thats just what I call him..ok.
ok by request of a good friend, i did the face thing again, without my glasses..this is an old pic, when I was much fatter..but what the hell can I do about that?