Thursday, January 15, 2009
WHO Are Those Kids? WHAT Are They?
My kids have asked about the picture at the top of the blog in the slideshow box over and over again. Who are those kids? Why do they have that stuff on their faces? Why do they look like THAT? Because ultimately my kids are the ones I am writing these stories for, I am going to address their questions in today's post. You're welcome Kate.
My mom and dad both worked outside the home while we were growing up. They were busy providing for us. Halloween would sneak up on them every year. My mom would look horrified when she walked in the door after work and we would bombard her with, "Moooooom, what are we going to dress up as? It will be dark in an hour!"
My dad stepped up more than once to "save" the day (or night). This year, the one in the picture, he scrambled around, pillaged through all our stuff, and convinced us that it would be "fun" and "cool" to dress up as a Hunch-backed Pirate Vampire and a Pregnant Housewife Clown. Really. That is what we are supposed to be. My daddy said it all with a straight face. Bryan and I went along with his wacky scheme (read: last minute save). We dressed up as those weird "characters" for Halloween. I have the pictures to prove it. While other kids were dressing up as Gumby or Wonder Woman or the Six Million Dollar Man, Bryan and I were demented creatures that I couldn't even explain to my kids. Kate still doesn't get it.
Here is the moral to my cautionary tale, don't take a picture if you think you may have to explain it later! You never know when it will used against you in cyberspace :0
Posted by Reilly Fitzpatrick at 9:10 AM