Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Who came up with this holiday?

I have decided that I am the Grinch of Halloween. I have never really been a big fan of the holiday but seriously, who came up with this holiday? Who thought it would be fun to torture your kids by wrangling them into incredibly uncomfortable outfits that they really don't want to wear and then send them to strangers houses to beg for sugar? Honestly, I think that person was playing a cruel trick on other parents. Well, now that I have that out in the open, our Halloween went pretty smooth. Our theme was University of Arizona football. Elizabeth was the cheerleader, AJ was the football player and Jacob was supposed to be their #1 fan (that didn't come across so clear).

Elizabeth of course was good with her costume because it was a dress and she got to have her hair curled (don't ask me why I do the things I do) and I let her wear a little makeup and put temporary tattoo's on her face. Needless to say when I whipped out the camera, my little model was there waiting for me to snap her precious smile.

AJ was a different story. I wasn't able to get pictures of me coaxing him into his costume (which I'm sure would have looked like borderline torture) but sure enough he performed just like a 2 year old when it came to taking his picture. He immediately went into tantrum mode and threw himself on the ground. After a little harassing from his sister, he decided to snap out of it enough to play peek-a-boo with his helmet. After that it wasn't too bad but needless to say, the helmet didn't stay on more than a couple of minutes.And then there is Jacob. What can I say about the kid except, "Thank God he is flexible!!!!" After being woken up by a screaming brother barging into his room yelling "Ackey, et up!, he managed to pull himself together to let me get a picture of him as we were leaving the house to go trick-or-treating at Mike's school house. By the look on his face, you would have never known that he only had a 20 minute nap before several hours of Halloween activities. Despite all of the chaos and my feelings on Halloween, I do think the kids had a good time tonight. Now my battle I am not looking forward to facing is explaining how the candy magically disappeared over night.

Happy Halloween!


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry...but I have to laugh!! Your description is priceless!! The kids look great!! Hugs! Carol B

Sally said...

For what it's worth, they looked like they were holding up well when you came by our house. Just remember, you're giving them great memories or at least something to talk about in therapy! :-)

Anonymous said...

These are the cutest "wildcats" I've ever seen!! What fun you all must have had.
Love you all, Gamma/Mom

A Quick World said...

Go Wildcats!!!!! You can always tell them the candy witch has the candy. That's what my brother does every year and Mikayla thinks it's pretty cool to leave it out for her.

Shelley said...

Very creative! Cute as always!