I told them that I always wanted a fluffy brown dog named Barkley, and they groaned. "Don't you have a dream about doing something?" Mark asked. "Like, maybe making good caramel apples?"
That's pretty rich coming from a kid whose attempt at making a bass guitar was a ripped kleenex box with a broken rubber band on it. On a related note, we had this conversation yesterday:
Mark: Guess who had the best social studies title page in the class?
Me: I'm guessing it wasn't you.
Mark: You're right. It wasn't.
Jake: Me either! I suck at drawing.
Well, it's good to have an accurate view of your strengths and weaknesses, no?
This has been a strange, very busy week. The kids had a PD day on Monday. Why, you may ask, why did they have the day off when the past Monday was Thanksgiving and why didn't they have the PD day on the Friday before Thanksgiving the way they always do, why, why, why? Well, they did, and two four-day weeks in a row makes for a strange week. Besides, it's the Halloween Family Dance tonight and it is, without a question of a doubt, the highlight of the school year for my kids. It's all downhill from here, guys. I've been busy preparing for this as my girlfriend and I are coordinating a silent auction as a fundraiser, and in addition to the usual busyness that accompanies such an event, I've also been planning my costume. My friend and I are going as witches. But not like this:
|Photo from partycity.com. This costume is on sale for FOURTEEN DOLLARS. A steal!|
|Photo from partycity.com. This is the Sparkle Playboy Witch, which seems like an accurate name.|
or even this.
|Photo from partycity.com. Wear a good pair of panties if you wear this costume.|
I'm not even sure that last one IS a witch. In any case, we will be regular mom-like witches tonight. At least for the dance...I'm thinking I might break out that $14 outfit for a little private Halloween party, if you know what I'm saying.
I kid. If I'm having a private Halloween party, I'm going to dress up like Fiona from Shrek.
|Photo from partycity.com. I'm not kidding, you guys, this is Fiona from Shrek. |
GO CHECK OUT THE PARTY CITY WEBSITE CLEARANCE SECTION. It's a scream!
|Photo from partycity.com. This is $105!|
|Photo from partycity.com|
Hilarious, yet kind of depressing, no? Go ahead and look at any costume website; the teen girl section is made up mostly of smaller versions of the skeezy looking women's section. Whatever happened to getting your mom to make you a dress to look like Morticia Addams?
If I'm being totally honest, I would have totally worn some of those super short costumes when I was a teenager, if buying costumes was a thing back then and if I made more than $4/ hour working at Pizza Hut. I also would have probably given my father a heart attack, but then, that's what teenage girls are for. Every single time my husband sees a teenage girl, he says "Somewhere, there is a dad going grey."