Saturday, November 1, 2008
Halloween and special requests for Marilyn Manson from our 7 yr old
There's nothing quite like it. Really though from a former goth, what could make a momma more proud? We raced home from school Friday night and she quickly changed into her ever so scary witchy costume. Impatient to get to the trick or treating she had to go outside and practice her 'scary' moves so I put some music on for her and she of course had to have her favorite, the new Halloween remix by the Approved-by-Soccer-Moms-Everywhere Marilyn Manson. Yeah we're going to parent hell but just wait, I'll let ya'll know how we're going to enjoy the ride there in just a bit. So we go out and she starts her dance routine and I swear you'd think I'd taken her to a goth club to train her. I didn't, no no I have not stooped so low. I have no idea where she's gotten these dance moves from but they did not come from Hannah Montana that is for darn sure. Well maybe we shouldn't have shown her that one Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode, Once More With Feeling. Hey, it only had 1 demon and 1 quick scene of lesbian sex, totally mild and waaay pc. Regardless she danced and wanted me to take pics so there you are, my scary witch daughter pictures. She was WIRED FOR SOUND Halloween night. And she didn't even eat that much candy.
I let her eat a small quick dinner because she just was not going to sit still (big surprise there) and then when night came we did the neighborhood with the rest of the rug rats that live around us. After that she hung out, ok well we all hung out, with our next door neighbor and her 15 yr old son. They are the sweetest people and always buy so much candy that they stay out later hoping that more kids will come. Our 'hood shuts down at 8pm every Halloween, it's got mostly very young famlies so it's to be expected. Consequently she ends up with extra candy every year and we shut down the place with our hyper 7 yr old again, WIRED FOR SOUND.
About 4am said kid wakes up and asks if she could have some tummy pills (pepto bismol for kids) because her tummy hurts. Yeah I'll bet it does. So I let her have one and she goes back to bed. She wakes up late (like what, 8am?) with a headache. Huh, yeah no suuurprise there babe. She's pissed because she has a headache. She looks hungover actually. I personally find it amusing, gratifying even. Yup, here's my fun ride to parent hell. I explain to her the consequences of blowing off most of your dinner and going headlong into a sugar filled happiness evening. She didn't have much candy at all but like I said, she's not a glutton for candy. I told her she could have as much as she wanted and she may have had a total of 5 pieces. Even that was enough to give her the next day sugar crash hangover. But here's the beauty of it, she felt like crap for the entire day. So, being the awesome mom that I am, everytime she complained about how icky she felt I told her that was what happened when kids skip dinner and go straight for dessert. Yeah I'm going to pull that one out of my pocket every chance I get let me tell you. If you're already going to parent hell you might as well enjoy the ride.