Friday, November 03, 2006

We Survive Another Halloween

This kid absolutely REVELS in Halloween. It's the one time of year she can dress like a gothic body snatcher and not get in trouble for intimidating her classmates. She would probably dress this way every day, if the school had more lenient dress codes AND we had a portable defibrilator at home to revive her father periodically. She starts obsessing about her costume MONTHS before the big event. Last year she insisted on a dye-job to complete the effect (you can see that costume here). PERMANENT dye, mind you - not that spray-in stuff. Thankfully, it washed out in a few months, and the school didn't expel her.
I thought I had it easy this year - she wanted to be a vampire. Done! Dress her in a black sweatsuit for warmth, buy a cape, get some fangs, and then paint the face and add some fake blood. Right? Wrong. Oh...so...wrong. I'm entering a mysterious span of parenthood that defies all logic and science known to man. You know, that time when your child is brimming with VAST amounts of knowledge that ONLY teenagers possess?? It coincides with a leakage of brain power from the parents. Basically, we will be "complete idiots" for the next few (let's hope it's only few) years, while the teen becomes All Wise and Knowing One Who is Forced to Spoon-Feed and Educate Her Parents Until They Give in and Admit That Her Brain Power Far Exceeds Theirs Combined. I'm also told that this phase involves a lot of eye-rolling.
So, my first lesson was in the "updated" vampire look for girls. Hotness is paramount. To attract a victim, I suppose. I did a little research online, and had to admit that modern girl vampires resemble this and this. Sigh. My second lesson was in fangs. She HAD to have these snazzy fangs that are the equivalent of dental molds. Admittedly, they did stay in place extremely well. Lastly, vampires evidently pierce themselves. In the lips. (I would think this would interfere with proper blood-sucking, but what do I know?)

Normally I wouldn't post photos of other people's children online; however, the school web site (which is public) has already posted these. They were taken at the Halloween Dance, and the kids really look cute, IMHO. I can't wait until next year to further my education.

13 comments:

momto3cubs said...

Wow, that's quite a get-up.

It's probably good to let her get that out of her system once a year!

(You'll be the wise and all-knowing mommy again when she's an adult out on her own!)

piglet said...

Very cool! And I love last years' hair, that is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Totally awesome! I love it!
Erik

Anonymous said...

Did she already own those boots? Dang, she looks like a bad-a$$!!

Swampwitch said...

We were away from home on Halloween and I so missed the Trick or Treaters. It's is fun visiting all the blogs with pics like yours. Thanks. Makes me want to go dress up like a witch and eat some chocolate.

Anonymous said...

I thought swampy always dressed like a witch??? isn't that what she is.. ha ha ha

well as for your daughter and her friends.. they are a hoot.
Cute and scary all at once.

C said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. My son is only 5 and he already says "duh!" everytime I state something that he finds to be the obvious. He even says "Duh Captain Obvious!" and he even said "What a moron." the other day.

Anonymous said...

Well, glad her costume was more material that the others. . .LOL - It's cool that you let her go all out at Halloween. . .will keep her from doing it everyday (LOL) - I can hardly handle looking at some of those kids that dress gothic all the time! ! ! What are they thinking?????? And, their parents - what are they like?

Brent said...

I am SO glad Amber is her own person and not some carbon copy, but, with you and La Rog as her parents, I'd expect nothing else!

With all this "Goth Queen" stuff, tho, does this mean becoming Miss America is now beyond the realm of consideration?

Tiggerlane said...

Claudia - we bought those boots for her costume last year, and purposefully got them a little large. She actually wears them to school some, and they've been a good investment, b/c she's been able to wear them for over a year.

Shauna - Mine would dress gothic more if I would let her. However, it's all about the music. She loves freedom of expression. My theory is that if I let her wear her hair and clothes the way she likes, then later when she complains that I won't let her do something - I have ammunition. Let her do the small stuff - so I can put my foot down on the biggies.

Brent - Can't see it happenin'. Sorry, babe. BUT...if anything changes, I'll call you to get her ready for the pageant!

Silly Hily said...

Oh you have your hands full don't you? She's a beautiful vampire though.

You'll have to continue to share you education with us since we are all "old farts who know nothing."

Karmyn R said...

WOW - the vampiress surely has changed since I was a kid. Of course, back then the hot thing was to be a gypsy. Times have changed (in so few short years too!)

swampwitch said...

Haven't had any time to visit much lately...miss seeing you around my place. Hopefully, tomorrow I will have time to catch up on some reading.