In keeping with the arrival of Halloween this week, she asked us to do this:
Tell us about your favorite Halloween as a kid (pictures, if you have them!), and show us your costume for this year. If you're not dressing up, show us a picture of a pumpkin carving that really tickled your fancy or how you decorated your house.Heh. Halloween. I loved Halloween as a kid. And also as a mom. There is nothing like dressing yourself up (or your kid) and begging for candy from strangers.
I haven't dressed up myself in awhile, although I have gone to a couple of pretty amazing Halloween theme parties over the years. There are no photos of those, but I will say that one -- a "Young Frankenstein" party in October 2000 -- was instrumental in the meeting-Wonderhubby story.
I was dressed as a horse for that party. (If you recall, every time anyone said "Frau Blucher" in that movie, the horses neighed. I'm so clever! But not so clever that I could find the photos from that event.)
It was someone at that party who suggested my girlfriend and I karaoke at the Mexican restaurant where Wonderhubby and I ultimately connected.
Anyway, I'm getting a little far afield from the challenge here. So let's get back to me and Halloween.
I don't have a costume for this year. I don't intend to have a costume this year. But that doesn't mean I wasn't absolutely adorable in the past.
Going with the dorky before the adorable, though, we have this peek into my past. When I was 10, I went to a Halloween party where we were supposed to dress up the way we thought we would look 20 years in the future.
For some reason, in 1963, I seemed to believe that I would be a martian in 1983.
Um, yeah. Dork patrol, anyone? (For the record, in 1983, I was busy gestating my second child. I didn't look anything like this. Nor did I have antennae.)
Moving on -- or more like moving back -- to when I was 5.
NOW we're talking adorable. Even my husband, who laughed himself SICK at the martian photo, agreed that I was a precious princess.
That's all I got here. Don't forget to check out the rest of the costumed crowd for Fun Monday.