Black Cat or Bloody Girl

For the past couple of years, my youngest daughter has had to have two different costumes for Halloween. I do not know how this happened, but somehow she has been obsessed with being something scary and bloody. Of course, her elementary school doesn’t allow bloody costumes, so she decides on one safe costume for the school parade, and then makes herself all gory for trick-or-treating.

Halloween 2016

She has been spending weeks practicing her bloody scar makeup to get it realistic, and she cut up a shirt and painted it with “blood.”

The school costume, however, does not receive as much preparation. Two nights before Halloween, she was going to wear a smock and make a palette and be an artist for the Halloween parade. The night before Halloween, she decided to be a black cat. She found a big, fat pipe cleaner to be her tail, dressed all in black, and the next morning had me make her hair into two buns to be her ears.


As soon as she got home from school, with a little school glue, makeup and fake blood, she transformed into something else….

One of the other moms in our trick-or-treating group even asked me if she really hurt herself!

Fortunately, her wounds washed off later that night!

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Here We Go…Again?

It’s November, and you know what that means, don’t you? It’s National Blog Posting Month, or NaBloPoMo as we bloggers affectionately (?) call it. I’ve been participating in NaBloPoMo every year since 2009. A lot has changed since then!

My girls are growing up right before my eyes. In 2009, Lily was all about being fancy and dressing up in fairy wings and tutus. Now, her friend asked me if Lily could get a Snapchat account, and I said no. Emmy was a fuzzy bunny for Halloween, and was quite happy about being cute. This year, she wanted to be something dead. I’m not kidding!

halloween 2009
My cuties in 2009, along with our little neighbor.
Halloween 2016
My cuties in 2016; a roll of lifesavers and a scary dead lady.

I’m working part time, and my blogging has diminished quite a bit. Am I going to blog every day for a whole month when I didn’t blog one day in the month of October?

We shall see!