Monday, October 31, 2011

My after dinner snack? Tums.

Tonight is the night mothers everywhere look forward to with dread. Not only do you have to try to keep yourself out of the chocolate, but you have to police your children lest they consume too much and find themselves home from school tomorrow with a belly ache and a bag full of candy.

Which, really, is a never ending cycle of misery for all that plays on repeat for days and days.

Plus, you have to parade your children around the neighborhood, frozen hands shoved in your jacket pockets, and beg the neighbors for yet more candy.

It's my least favorite holiday.

I will be glad once again when it's behind us and I can look forward to the real reason to gorge yourself sick: Thanksgiving.

But my scrooginess won't bring the party down -- we'll celebrate in the usual way: A pumpkin-shaped pizza, chocolate for dessert, and maybe I'll even find the energy to whip up a batch of these.

And, since I'm mean beyond belief, we'll also be taking the oldest boy for an after school appointment to get his braces tightened. Because nothing says I love you more than a Halloween orthodontic visit.

But, today, we wish you a very happy Halloween anyway. From a very cute cowgirl:

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And two of the cast members from the television show Psyche.

Can you guess who this one is?

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No? A cop with a gun, name tag, and handcuffs doesn't give it away? Combine a surly attitude with this, and maybe you'll have it figured out:

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That's right, he's our favorite, Carlton Lassiter. Some of the boys' friends decided to band together and dress up as all the Psyche characters. It was an easy sell. Guns? Handcuffs? Bad attitudes?

Done and done.

Chase was assigned a critical, but lesser known, role. Any guesses?

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He's the one cop on the Psyche police force who actually dresses like a cop. (And, yes, he wears shoes. As Chase sometimes does.) Give up?

It's McNabb, whose job is usually to bring in a bag of evidence or stand there looking pretty while holding a gun. Chase is quite thrilled to be him.

Happy Halloween, peeps! Raise your bottle of Tums high tonight!

[And last, but certainly not least, courtesy of our friends at Random dot org, the winner of the Son of a Gun giveaway is Amanda D. Email me your address, sister, and a copy is headed your way.]

8 comments:

Annie said...

LOVE these. Each of the costumes suits them perfectly.
p.s. when are they going to make reese's flavored Tums?

Julianna said...

My kids didn't want to go this year. Something about 30 degree weather, freezing their butts off, OH! and the promised bag of chocolate candy and spider pizza by me to stay home.

Done. And. Done.

(And to boot, Oldest is home sick today... so I have TONS of time to make more apples. Yippiee!)

Karey said...

This post convinced me we should be neighbors and friends. I have a post on my blog about why I don't like Halloween. My daughter had an orthodontic visit today and Psych is just about our favorite show on television. It's fantastic!

Have a fun evening!

Lauren in GA said...

We love the show Psych. How creative and fun.

That little cowgirl is truly adorable...and *sniff* looking so tall.

Thanks for the call to raise our bottles of Tums high. I am suffering with the symptoms that the first of November always brings...blech.

On to Thanksgiving when I can become the glutton I was meant to be!!! Charge!!

Liz said...

This is perfect, my friend. They all look great. I love Hannah's gingham shirt.

I hate the week after Halloween. It's ridiculous.

Tristan said...

Cute costumes! Today (the day after) sucks the most. House is a disaster and the kids are eating candy non-stop.

Amanda D said...

I made chicken noodle soup for dinner last night instead of pizza like we usually do. It was weird. What was I thinking?

And...I won? Really?! Thank you so much!

Also - I love the costumes. Psych is one of my favorite shows. Your boys make me laugh.

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Last year I told my boys that we could go trick or treating or I'd give them each a bag of candy and cash. I know their languages. They took the candy and the cash. We turned off the lights and watched a family movie together. It was awesome and far cheaper than I would have spend on candy to hand out. (We did do the ward trunk or treat, which I have no problems with.)

Fast forward to this year. We did the trunk or treat again (because I was in charge) and a day or two before Halloween I asked, "Do you want to go trick or treating this year?" My youngest son looked at me and said, "Mom. We don't do trick or treating, remember? Don't we get our own bag of candy and some money?"

Done. Bribery works and I have no guilt about it. I bribed him to not to do the Pinewood Derby too. (In my defense, he has Asperger's and the derby, as well as pack meetings are too much stimulation for him so he never really loved it anyway.) I don't think I'll be writing any parenting books soon...