Wednesday, October 25, 2006

TT # 16


I am SOOO not a planner. I can't stand to think of things ahead of time, and then I can't stand myself when I get down to the last minute and have to come up with so
mething. I JUST came up with the Monkey's Halloween costume YESTERDAY. Yes. Yesterday. I told you ... not a planner.

My mother and I were talking yesterday about the possibilities, and how she always hated it when she told me to pick out what I wanted to be for that year. It always had to have a tail. Didn't matter what it was, as long as it had a tail, I was happy. One year, I was a mouse. The next year, I was a Siamese cat. I tried to get the Pink Panther out of her (she sewed all of my costumes) but I was not successful in the endeavor.

Then my mother said "well you could send them as two tree and the Man could be MacBeth." Or Hamlet ... or something. You Shakespereans can explain that one to me later. She commented that she was always ahead of her time when it came to Halloween costumes. She dressed my brother as Friar Tuck when he was in the fifth grade. She used a stocking and had a piece of flesh colored felt on it, and shoved it down over his head. I am certain my brother was mortified, wandering the halls of Lincoln Elementary in that getup.

So here are....

Thirteen Costumes I Thought About For the Kids For Halloween
1. Napoleon Dynamite for the Door Man

2. Deb for Queen Bee

3. Pedro for the Monkey

4. A punk rocker for QB

5. A University of Ketucky cheerleader (this is a go for QB)

6. A scarecrow (a go for the Man)

7. A University of Kentucky football player (still up in the air on the Monkey ... yeah. TorT is Thursday night)

8. A fairy for the Monkey

9. A monkey ... for the Monkey

10. Cat in the Hat (the leftover cotume from last year for the Man; I was surprised that he said no)

11. Mork and Mindy .... for the older two, but wasn't sure what we could have done with the Monkey. We love themes at our house.

12. A Tbird and Two Pink Ladies. That might be next year's theme

13. Well .. I ran out of ideas. So only 12. Maybe you can give me an idea of what I should do next year.






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11 Comments:

Anonymous Cheysuli said...

Oh I'd so have gone for the Cat in the Hat!!!

11:21 PM  
Blogger Bellezza said...

When I was in fifth grade I was Little Bo Beep, and I made my brother be my sheep. It's still a happy memory. But, I also like plays on words. For example, once a teacher dressed up as a farmer, and stood in a Dell computer box. You know, The Farmer In The Dell.
My husband wore a gray sweatsuit one year, and he pinned all sorts of socks and underwear on it. You know, static electricity from the dryer. But, I think your ideas are the best.

11:31 PM  
Blogger Tug said...

I'm SO glad I'm a grandma & don't have to THINK about this anymore!!

11:32 PM  
Blogger Crayonsetc said...

Thankfully we picked up the dd's costume a couple weeks ago... and if we get half the snow that is predicted, she is going to freeze... she is tinkerbell!!!

Happy TT!!

1:29 AM  
Blogger MysteriousLady said...

LOL! Cat in the hat is my fav too!

Happy TT!

1:47 AM  
Blogger scribbit said...

My boys couldn't decide who got to be Jack Sparrow so now I've got two.

2:34 AM  
Anonymous kailani said...

The Grease one would have been so cool!

5:47 AM  
Anonymous Robin said...

Your kids are cute no matter what they have on!
Happy T or Treat night..I'll catch you this evening?

6:13 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

cute ideas! Happy Halloween!

6:58 AM  
Blogger The "Mind" said...

Go Wildcats!

You are ahead of me. I haven't even asked Doodlebug what he wants to be yet. I'm such a bad mother. LOL!

The other two are above TorT now, even though Halloween is Dreaded Teenager's birthday. And I wanted one of them to dress up as the Burger King king. Fa-reaky!

I like the Grease theme.

You could make three squares out of plexi-glass and have them go as ice cubes. They'll end up frozen while out TorT anyway.

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Jenn said...

I love the napolean dynamite movie! I wanted to go as Deb, and have my hubby be Napolean but he wouldn't go for it!

Or lafawnduh and kip would have been funny too!

1:29 PM  

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