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8 Signs A Kid-Friendly Holiday Might Have Taken A Wrong Turn Somewhere

8 Signs A Kid-Friendly Holiday Might Have Taken A Wrong Turn Somewhere

  1. There’s an entire section devoted to zombie babies at the costume store.
  2. The favorite toy your three year old has found in months is a demonic plastic pumpkin that makes screaming noises.
  3. You are vaguely aware of some developmental purpose to Halloween, but you cannot remember how you being forced to dress up like a bee fits into it.
  4. And though the bee is, admittedly, far better for countless reasons than something like a “sexy nurse,” it is still disturbing to find oneself dressed identically to one’s husband, even if it is on Halloween, even if he is getting a HUGE KICK OUT OF IT, because he has wanted to dress matchy matchy since, oh I don’t know, every day since we met.
  5. Skeletons have become a happy savior to you because at least they don’t involve severed limbs.
  6. You find yourself wishing that they didn’t feel the need to make clowns scarier.
  7. Your question of, “Where are the vampire teeth?” is met with the question, “What kind of vampire teeth do you need?”
  8. Your three year old is already planning out what he will wear next year, in between gigantic bites of candy.

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Comments (6)

  1. Nov 1, 2010

    Matchy matchy outfits? Oh my goodness.

    I hate all of the dead-people parts of Halloween. The zombies, the body parts, the skeletons, the fake graveyards…HATE. I like candy, and I like little kids dressed as cute things that are not scary, but the rest is not my cup of tea at all.

  2. Nov 1, 2010

    The zombies around here were only slightly outnumbered by the Giants fans.

    And where do I find the photos of the matchy-matchy outfits?

  3. Nov 1, 2010

    Yes I agree pictures please.
    Around here it has to be the 6 foot 15 year old knocking over the 4 year old to get a tootsie roll.
    Here’s my list for today.
    http://somethymewriter.blogspot.com/2010/10/facebook-other-white-meat.html

  4. Nov 1, 2010

    I love the scary parts of Halloween, and the cute too. Favorite costumes last night, Bell & a teapot. Runner up, Spaghetti was the big sister, meatball was the toddler.
    My friend went as a pirate, her husband was her wench, I LOVE that kind of stuff.

    Yes Pictures please.

  5. Nov 1, 2010

    I refuse to believe there were matchy matchy outfits without photographic evidence.

    I like Halloween ok, but my husband LOVES it (gee, arty guy loves holiday inspired by creativeness, what a shock). I routinely let him down in my enthusiasm, but now that we have a kid, he’s all amped about when J will be old enough to actually get into the spirit. The crazy, not quite normal in the head spirit. I’m tired just thinking about it.

    My list is up: http://rambleramble.com/2010/11/01/4-reasons-to-vote-even-when-theres-no-presidential-candidate-on-the-ballot/

  6. Nov 1, 2010

    Photos! I couldn’t agree more about clowns being scary in the first place and not needing to get scarier.

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