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TGI Friday Open Thread: Today I Have Zero Interest In Your Stupid Gravy Boat

Thanksgiving GreetingsBecause today is technically Halloween! Our Halloween was cancelled due to the weather and it has been rescheduled for today. Would you like to see my backyard? Of course you would! Please keep in mind the lawn dude came a few days ago and I had no leaves in my yard, at all.

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Now it’s all a wet soggy disaster. And it’s November, which means I should start thinking about Thanksgiving, or as we call it in my family, ‘Frankenstein’ because when my nephew was young he pronounced the holiday Frankenstein. I have no idea why. Families are weird. And last year, not that you would remember this, I vowed to cancel Thanksgiving this year, but now those plans are off. I’ll be cooking green bean casserole with the rest of you jerks.

Speaking of! What can we do to help you this holiday season? Need some craft ideas to keep your kids from driving you crazy? Would you like my stuffing recipe? Want ideas on how you can quietly bone your partner whilst visiting relatives? We here at Mommyish Enterprises™ are here to help.

I keep getting Christmas toy catalogues in the mail and in my house it’s still Halloween. I am so not ready for this. So tell me what ya want, what you are doing, show us pictures of your kids yesterday, grab some booze and look, as much as I’m annoyed at how fast the holidays come around, I did find this in my local liquor emporium and I may just enjoy some before taking the kids out tonight:
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Mint chocolate Baileys with coffee!

Happy premature holidays indeed.

I’d also like to direct your attention to the fact we have the fabulous Carrie Murphy joining us for some posts and the wondrous Julia ‘Pizza Tits” Sonenshein Be nice to them and say hello. I like them.

So tell us about your Halloween and what your weekend plans are and if you hate Bailey’s or what kinda stuff you wanna see here for the holidays! GO GO GO!

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  • CMJ

    Ever drink Bailey’s from a shoe?

  • Cee

    Yay Carrie and Julia, welcome to this insanity!

    I totally get you about Christmas stuff coming on Halloween. I went to the mall to buy job interview clothes yesterday and everywhere I went…Christmas trees, lights and all that stuff. Granted, i love it (ugh, I’m the worst) but jeez. The kids were trick o treating around snow men decorations, come on!

    Side note..I got offered the job!! References pending, of course, but they will be great, they’ve rehearsed their lines already. I now have money and will stop whinning about being very poor! Yay food, yay rent, yay drinks! Now I can make my own green bean casserole! As a Mexican who never had it until like two years ago, I think it is the shit! Everyone thinks I’m insane, but whoever thought of this is my “white people food” god.

    And yes Julia, that means I will be going to the food places you suggested months ago and will be reporting back!

    I will miss my kids though :( I’ve been emotional about it all day.

    I will be flying to my father in laws for Thanksgiving, teach me how to bone in parents homes. And also teach me what to do in REAL fall/winter weather. I fear I may freeze over at the east coast. :/

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      OMG YES! GOOD FOR YOU! CONGRATULATIONS! WOOOHOOOOOO

    • CMJ

      Congrats!!!! Woooooo-hoooo.

      Just get a good coat. And whiskey. It will always keep you warm. Or just say inside…because wind chill is the worst thing ever invented.

    • Cee

      Wind…chill?

    • CMJ

      It’s basically what humidity feels like when it’s cold (probably the least scientific explanation ever) and it’s pretty much the worst.

    • CMJ

      It’s basically what humidity feels like when it’s cold (probably the least scientific explanation ever) and it’s pretty much the worst.

    • Véronique Houde

      congratulations!!!!! :)

    • http://fairlyoddmedia.com/ Frances Locke

      Congratulations! That’s awesome!

    • henna

      CONGRATS!! :D :D :D

    • stacyallen125

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      not doing anything very innovative. Just move towards a new spam-free work to
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    • stacyallen125

      If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re
      not doing anything very innovative. Just move towards a new spam-free work to
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    • Alicia Kiner

      Congrats on the job!! Having never lived anywhere BUT the east coast, I have to say the key to staying warm is layers. Especially for the next couple of weeks, because the weather is going to roller coaster between being ridiculously cold and awesomely warm. Keeping a jacket in the car on nicer days is a must, because the temps can drop super fast. And those cute little peacoats??? They’re crap. Great for fall and spring, not good for winter. Best bet there? Spend the money on a Columbia- type coat with the zip out inner lining. I love mine. Gets you through pretty much any weather except summer rain, which an umbrella will take care of for you. HTH

  • Jallun-Keatres

    I ended up being 36 weeks pregnant on H’ween (W00t!). One Pinterest pin later I had an epic costume that didn’t require painting my belly and kept it safe for work (although I started faux-maternity leave Monday which meant I didn’t even work H’ween waa). The face and hands are made out of baking soda clay. I only got to show it off to Facebook but it turned out awesome!

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      THIS IS AWESOME!

    • http://www.twitter.com/ohladyjayne allisonjayne

      Awesome!

    • http://fairlyoddmedia.com/ Frances Locke

      Love it!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ohladyjayne allisonjayne

    My Halloween was frickin’ AWESOME. My kid dressed up as a tiger. I made her costume myself because Halloween is the one time of year I go all fuckin’ SUPERMOM. Not only did I make her costume, but I also made a matching costume for her stuffed monkey, because like I said, SUPERMOM. I can’t cook and I think ironing is ridiculous, but I can supermom the hell out of Halloween.

    I dressed up as an alien nurse and scared the 500-800 or so (we usually get 1000 but it rained here) kids that came through my building’s haunted house. My kid went trick-or-treating and had a blast and didn’t want to stop. After all the festivities were over, my wife and I ate candy and watched Teen Wolf.

    This morning the kid tried to convince us that she “needed” to eat some candy because her “molars are hurting. I’m teething. I need candy”. Nice try kid!

    • http://www.twitter.com/ohladyjayne allisonjayne

      ah sorry that picture is huge. apologies. it won’t let me edit that part.

    • Jallun-Keatres

      I don’t see a picture :(
      EDIT: AMG it’s adorable!!

    • http://www.twitter.com/ohladyjayne allisonjayne

      Bummer. it’s my kid’s sock monkey dressed up as a tiger. it looks kind of leisure-suit-y.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      Adorable fully

    • alice

      ahahaha i love the leisure suit tiger monkey.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      WAIT IS THIS THE COSTUME? I need to see a baby IN this costume! It is soooo cute

    • http://www.twitter.com/ohladyjayne allisonjayne

      This was pre-Halloween. The bottom third of the tail is now completely black from being dragged through mud.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      OMG so so so cute

    • gothicgaelicgirl

      love the little boots!

    • gothicgaelicgirl

      that costume is amazing!!! i made my stepdaughter 1 into a native american princess (i hate sewing but I did it yay!) and #2 into a western bandit!
      my eyes were WRECKED from those bloody beads haha, not appreciated after a 6 day working week. =P

  • http://fairlyoddmedia.com/ Frances Locke

    PIZZA TITS!

  • alice

    my halloween was great. it was our first time in a house w/ trick or treaters (they loved the “pick a toy and candy” option btw). the kids were all polite. nobody egged our house. and it was over in time to watch VHS2 on netflix.

    sometime around 11, i fell into a bourbon-wine-cheese-candy coma, that lasted until about 3am. good times.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      So the duckies went over well!

    • alice

      indeed!

    • http://fairlyoddmedia.com/ Frances Locke

      I need to see a picture of these duckies!

  • TngldBlue

    Our dog was a cow and kid was a horse. We had hay bales, corn stalks, and pumpkins everywhere so it was super cute. Then cow ate part of his yarn tail and threw it up on horses arm and Halloween was done. And my husband carried around the camera for TWO hours yet only got one photo-of our kitchen floor. But I had many kitkats and my daughter declared it the best Halloween ever so good enough for me!

  • LadyClodia

    Hi Carrie and Julia!

    We had two surly pirates last night, and my husband braved the wind and rain to take them trick or treating. It went better than expected. There is now a ton of candy in my house.
    This Sunday is the little guy’s 2nd birthday, and we might try the zoo for something fun. Tomorrow is my brother’s birthday too, and he and his wife are coming to visit, so we’ll be celebrating tomorrow night.
    I’m already tired of the holidays and we haven’t really even started yet. From my birthday (9/22) until my husband’s (1/5) we have a family birthday or anniversary every two weeks along with all of the holidays. That’s not even counting holiday parties, and birthday parties for school friends and stuff. Ugh. Oh, and I have physical therapy for my ankles a couple times a week for the next 5 or 6 weeks.
    I think I’m going to invest in some nice liqueurs to get me through the holidays. What kinds would everyone recommend? That mint chocolate Baileys looks awesome.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      those are some adorable surly pirates

    • meteor_echo

      The bigger surly pirate has some wicked Wario moustache, and it is pretty damn awesome!

    • LadyClodia

      LOL, he was supposed to be Captain Hook, but the hat that came with the costume didn’t work, so he’s wearing a different hat. Last year he was Luigi, and I drew a mustache on him then too which was great too. :)

    • http://www.twitter.com/ohladyjayne allisonjayne

      So cute! Kids with mustaches are awesome somehow.

    • meteor_echo

      The bigger surly pirate has some wicked Wario moustache, and it is pretty damn awesome!

  • LadyClodia

    Hi Carrie and Julia!

    We had two surly pirates last night, and my husband braved the wind and rain to take them trick or treating. It went better than expected. There is now a ton of candy in my house.
    This Sunday is the little guy’s 2nd birthday, and we might try the zoo for something fun. Tomorrow is my brother’s birthday too, and he and his wife are coming to visit, so we’ll be celebrating tomorrow night.
    I’m already tired of the holidays and we haven’t really even started yet. From my birthday (9/22) until my husband’s (1/5) we have a family birthday or anniversary every two weeks along with all of the holidays. That’s not even counting holiday parties, and birthday parties for school friends and stuff. Ugh. Oh, and I have physical therapy for my ankles a couple times a week for the next 5 or 6 weeks.
    I think I’m going to invest in some nice liqueurs to get me through the holidays. What kinds would everyone recommend? That mint chocolate Baileys looks awesome.

  • Shelly Lloyd

    If it is an antique gravy boat, then I would be interested in it :) I love antique dishes. I’m a big dork.

  • Shelly Lloyd

    My Girl Scout cookie chair for the service unit just sent me an e-mail saying that he is no longer willing to be a cookie chair. This is the cookie chair for the whole service unit, all 30+ troops. Cookie chair training is in 2 weeks. My job has already told me that they are not letting me off that day since we are into the holiday season and I will be needed in the bakery. So unless someone steps up in the next 2 weeks none of my troops will be selling cookies. Which not only means a big loss to local troop, but also a loss of money for our local council. My 30 troops are some of the biggest sellers in our council.

    To put it in perspective, last year my service unit alone sold 43,260 boxes of cookies. After the bakers, delivery service and troops get their cut of each cookie sold, council gets about $2 a box. So: 43,260 x 2= $86,520 loss of profits for my council.

    I’m starting to feel sick to my stomach.

    • anon

      My sympathies. I F*******ING HATE GS Cookie time and even more now that the whole GS program has changed to “leadership” which is widely equated with “sell cookies.” the new guides are almost 1/3 devoted to cookie sales.

      Truth be told, cookies are one of the reasons I quit GS many many moons ago and my daughter did in 8th grade.

    • anon

      My sympathies. I F*******ING HATE GS Cookie time and even more now that the whole GS program has changed to “leadership” which is widely equated with “sell cookies.” the new guides are almost 1/3 devoted to cookie sales.

      Truth be told, cookies are one of the reasons I quit GS many many moons ago and my daughter did in 8th grade.

    • Shelly Lloyd

      I do not mind taking care of my troop’s cookie sales. I can handle that. And my troop sells a lot! We sell between 700-1000 boxes each year. I also have a fairly large troop of 14 girls. In the past I have had as many as 24 girls. And they like selling the cookies because they enjoy earning money that they get to say what is done with it. (With in reason) We have always had the philosophy that it is the girls money and they get to decide how to spend it.
      But taking over the cookie chair for the service unit is a HUGE job. If I did not have all the other roles I do for the service unit then I would not mind it, but I so many other responsibilities that I am already barely able to get it all done.
      When I say I’m feeling sick to my stomach it is because I know a lot of my troops depend on those cookie sales in order to fund their troops. Many of my troops do not have parents who can just write a check for their events. I also know that through out the country Girl Scouts as a whole are suffering. I know that many councils have had to be combined in order to stay afloat. Also many councils through out the country has had to sell out their camps and other properties. That makes me so very sad. And I do not want to see that happen in my council. We have been able to stay afloat, because of the cookie sales.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      I know how hard you work with the GS and my stomach is sick for you. I am so sorry you are dealing with this. Let us know if you get a replacement!

  • Tea

    My Halloween was ruined by spouse guy needing to work and in-laws visiting, we would have hit Salem if they weren’t in town. (The only plus is that there was no fighting and they gave us whiskey)

    I never picked up a pumpkin, either, so I took pictures of my black cat with a Kabocha squash, because it almost counts.

    Now I’m making mulled wine to drink all night.

  • Emily

    Going to brag about my awesome, awesome Thanksgiving that has been duplicated about four years running. My brother’s family comes to visit, which is awesome b/c all kids are same age (all under 6!) and all parents are equally WIPED THE F OUT.

    - We are in DC area, so go to a free museum on turkey day.
    - Return home for Family Work Day, i.e., children “help rake”. For like three hours. Perhaps they take a walk in the park, as well. During this time, I cook Varsity Thanksgiving Dinner.
    - When it’s kid-dinner time, I prepare JV Thanksgiving Dinner: chicken nuggets, frozen veg, perhaps one other side that they will eat.
    - Kid dinner (JV) may involve another activity, such as Decorate the Table Runner (paper) with Festive-Colored Crayons, or Dress Like a Pilgrim.
    - Children go to bed.
    - Varsity dinner is served, and adults talk in complete sentences, laugh a ton, and drink.
    - My husband and brother do dishes while my SIL and I retire to the upstairs w/a bottle of wine to watch trashy tv.

    We are so, so thankful for this awesome experience every year!

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      This sounds like the most magical Thanksgiving ever.

  • keelhaulrose

    My Halloween started the night before with a bunch of braids in my daughter’s hair (which doesn’t look quite right on a redhead), and I spent about two hours on Halloween teasing it and coaxing it into a crazy mess so it looked like Merida from Brave. Which, of course, lasted about fifteen minutes in the rain and took an hour to de-tangle today. Totally worth it- even some of her classmates, who see the fire dome daily, thought it was a wig, and I saved money.
    Plus I got to watch my toddler run around like an over exited chihuahua for half an hour before stopping suddenly, laying down, and passing out. Easiest bedtime ever.

  • tSubh Dearg

    I had a class on taxation last night and so missed pretty much all the kids coming by the house. Though himself reported that there was a super cute bunny with a bow tie at one point. I did however, carve a few pumpkins to put out on our windowsill.

    This evening was all about delicious red wine and take away from the Aussie BBQ up the road and eating the leftover Malteasers and Twix bars.

    On a Christmas note, I think I am going to make another mincemeat wreath this year as the one I made last year went down so well at our family Christmas party. Think cinnamon bun with mincemeat (like you get in mince pies not ground beef) in the middle of the swirl instead.

  • tSubh Dearg

    I had a class on taxation last night and so missed pretty much all the kids coming by the house. Though himself reported that there was a super cute bunny with a bow tie at one point. I did however, carve a few pumpkins to put out on our windowsill.

    This evening was all about delicious red wine and take away from the Aussie BBQ up the road and eating the leftover Malteasers and Twix bars.

    On a Christmas note, I think I am going to make another mincemeat wreath this year as the one I made last year went down so well at our family Christmas party. Think cinnamon bun with mincemeat (like you get in mince pies not ground beef) in the middle of the swirl instead.

  • AP

    My personal thing to do on Nov. 1 is go out and buy Halloween candy on markdown. The stores near me did not cooperate. Safeway had the candy still at full price, Target had it at 30% off which is not acceptable, and CVS had like, 4 kinds of candy on half-price. The stores just put out the Christmas stuff like that’s normal. It’s 75 degrees out, I wanted half-priced Milky Ways, and I have to look at hot cocoa and snowflakes instead?

    • anon

      Walmart. Major stock up at 50% off

    • Justme

      This is what we do the day after Christmas – brave the stores and stock up on wrapping paper and other holiday decor at majorly discounted rates.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      I BADLY wanted to go buy on sale Halloween decorations but did I? Noooooope.

  • Ptownsteveschick

    We ended up having no rain, and had a really good time. My daughter’s costume that I wanted to make was rejected by her 2 yr old sensibilities, so she wore a store bought dinosaur instead. But we added a superhero cape to make it better. Super Hero Triceratops was only called a boy about 25 times during the fall fest at the community center, but she won her age group’s costume contest! Oh and I am boycotting Thanksgiving this year because we aren’t able to be with our family, and my kitchen is tiny as hell, so we are going out to dinner.

    • http://fairlyoddmedia.com/ Frances Locke

      That sounds like an awesome costume!

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      I wanna come with you

  • Véronique Houde

    After a week and a half of sleeping on an inflatable mattress in my living room, my in-laws finally left to go home to France- but not before an epic fight ensued where they told me that i was lazy and they had a horrible week (I had a very good reason to be tired which I was forced to reveal to them which then ensued in another argument). FUN TIMES.

    • http://fairlyoddmedia.com/ Frances Locke

      That sounds rough. At least they’re gone, right? I don’t get along well with my in-laws either. My MIL keeps hoping that my husband and I will break up so he can find a nice Jersey girl. She once said “you should give up on this writing stuff, move to Toms River and if you want to work, get a job at the local Wawa so you can be a REAL wife and mother.” Fuck in-laws.

    • Véronique Houde

      We actually did get along until this trip… But I personally needed a lot of personal space which is impossible in a one bedroom apartment and was feeling sick, and they were incapable of understanding that. My mother-in-law was also always in the kitchen, and I personally don’t feel comfortable kicking her out or “helping” her in my tiny kitchen when she’s constantly getting up to clean. All that caused lots of misunderstandings and tension, and even after I explained, they lacked the ability to apologize for accusing me of being lazy.

    • Véronique Houde

      We actually did get along until this trip… But I personally needed a lot of personal space which is impossible in a one bedroom apartment and was feeling sick, and they were incapable of understanding that. My mother-in-law was also always in the kitchen, and I personally don’t feel comfortable kicking her out or “helping” her in my tiny kitchen when she’s constantly getting up to clean. All that caused lots of misunderstandings and tension, and even after I explained, they lacked the ability to apologize for accusing me of being lazy.

  • Peggy

    *peeks around the corner to hang out with the cool kids*

    Our halloween was pretty fun. It was A&O’s first time trick or treating for real. They were dressed as donkey and puss in boots from Shrek. Everyone thought A was Eeyore, and he was not having it. Totally corrected everyone. O had duct tape boots (thank you pinterest). We got rained on only for the last few houses. I *may* have had some adult cider with me for the trip…
    I’m supposed to run a 5K tomorrow with the hubs, but we will have to see…I think I may be starting strep throat. I’m hoping I can push through the weekend…maybe get a couple days off next week for a harry potter marathon/napfest on the couch.

    Hi Julia and Carrie!! Looking forward to reading!

    *scuttles back around the corner*

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      Good luck on the 5K!

    • http://www.thislemonyogurt.com/ Amanda

      We did duct tape boots, too! And I love that you brought cider along t-or-t’ing.

  • Alex Lee

    The daughter didn’t want to pose for many pictures – she just wanted to get that candy.

    We did manage to snap a good one of her in costume.

    I made the tiara and the brain and applied the makeup. I made a scepter, also. The daughter approved.

    We tried a prosthetic bullet-wound, but she’s not into spirit gum adhesive, and I don’t blame her.

    Significantly less treaters this year – we have a disgusting amount of leftover candy. I don’t know if it was the drizzly weather, the fact that it was on a Thursday night, or maybe kids are just losing interest in Halloween (truly frightening)…

  • Alex Lee

    The daughter didn’t want to pose for many pictures – she just wanted to get that candy.

    We did manage to snap a good one of her in costume.

    I made the tiara and the brain and applied the makeup. I made a scepter, also. The daughter approved.

    We tried a prosthetic bullet-wound, but she’s not into spirit gum adhesive, and I don’t blame her.

    Significantly less treaters this year – we have a disgusting amount of leftover candy. I don’t know if it was the drizzly weather, the fact that it was on a Thursday night, or maybe kids are just losing interest in Halloween (truly frightening)…

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      OH she is sooooooo adorable. OMG

    • http://www.twitter.com/ohladyjayne allisonjayne

      That tiara is so cool! That is awesome.

  • Daisy

    I’m teaching English in Korea this year. Halloween is not really a thing in Korea, but because it’s an English school, we make a really big deal out of North American customs, so we had a huge Halloween party for the kids. Costumes are pretty hard to find here so literally half the kids were wearing the exact same wizard/witch costume in different colours. It was kind of hilarious.
    I dressed up as a vampire, and spent AGES doing my makeup and face paint, and I thought I looked super scary. I made my snarly “I want to suck your blood” face at a six-year-old, and she didn’t scream. She didn’t cry. She whipped out her iPhone to take a picture. Kids these days :P

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      Hahah, I love that, same costume.

  • YarghMatey

    Halloween in ATL was pretty great. The neighborhood by my daughter’s school really gets into the spirit. Most houses decorated, parties hanging out on every other front porch, streaming hordes of children…it’s madness. Beautiful madness.

    She picked “haunted old doll” as her costume, so we went for a broken porcelain look.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      Your daughter is such a doll! I love her costume.

  • Justme

    First of all, I love your backyard and my husband, daughter, two pups and I will be coming the week of Thanksgiving. Please and thank you.

    Secondly, my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving because I get to eat tons of yummy food without the stress of buying presents. Perfection. If I were to need a last meal, I would have my mother make a full Thanksgiving meal complete with cornbread stuffing, ham, gravy, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, pineapple au gratin, and broccoli cheese casserole.

    Three weeks people.

    ETA: Our Halloween was pretty much a Norman Rockwell affair. Our closest friends and their kids came over for a quick pizza party before heading out into the suburbs for some Trick or Treating. Our neighborhood is young and middle class so there were teenagers skateboarding in the streets, little girls prancing in princess costumes and parents chatting on sidewalks. I teach in the school near our house so I would hear the occasional, “Hi Coach!” as I wandered the streets with my own personal Doc McStuffins. We even went to a “haunted house” in a garage down the street where we were greeted by Dracula and his wife…who also happened to be parents of a student I recently had a parent-teacher conference with about their very passive, very disorganized, very unmotivated son. They gave my daughter LOTS of extra candy….a certain amount of penance for being patient with their son, I believe. Needless to say, I went to bed with a full heart on Halloween – it was one of those nights where I realized just how blessed I am to have a healthy child, wonderful friends and the ability to live in a great, close knit community.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      ahhhhhhhh! I love how you turned Halloween into Thanksgiving. and you can come over anytime and bring your recipe for pineapple gratin because I have NO idea what this is.

    • Justme

      Pineapple chunks, sugar, flour, shredded cheddar cheese mixed together and topped with crumbled Ritz crackers and drizzled with butter. Bake for thirty minutes at 350. It’s like dessert in the middle of your thanksgiving meal.

  • Alicia Kiner

    We managed to trick or treat for about 40 minutes before the rain came in and the kids made out like bandits. I now have 2 full candy buckets, because all the people knew the weather was about to turn bad, so encouraged the kids to take more than one piece. One man even said “take 7.” One house, instead of giving out fat-shaming letters, gave out stuffed animals. They were really cute, and my kids love them. My son was the white ninja from GI Joe and my daughter was a cute vampire… she didn’t want to be scary. Just as we were getting back home, it started raining pretty hard, but the kids were happily tired. They got to have Halloween, and so far, no one got sick from being out in the damp, chilly air.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      STUFFED ANIMALS!

    • Alicia Kiner

      Since I can’t tell if that’s a ragey exclamation or a thrilled one, I’m going to say that I’m okay with it. My kids love stuff animals, and we tend to purge them every couple of years, leaving the ones they truly love. And these ones are little beanie baby sized ones, so eh, whatev.

  • http://www.thislemonyogurt.com/ Amanda

    I realize this is yesterday’s post, but I just feel the need to brag on our Halloween costumes a lil bit more, because they just came out so cute. Also, hurray for a Canadian Halloween that was warm enough to get away with only 2 layers under the costumes and no winter coat or snowpants!

    My brood went as Protoman, Megaman, a Hardhat, and Dr. Wily. I was dressed as Dr. Light, but we of course neglected to get any pictures with me in them because LAME. I flipping love making costumes, it lets my inner drama nerd out. I can’t wait for next year.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      This is so so so adorable!

  • Amber Starr

    I refuse to be stressed this year. Yeah, I’m gonna keep telling myself that ;)