Sunday, November 2, 2008


Tired...6:30 pm and oh so tired. A friend of the kids slept over last night and they had fantastic, grammar school sleep over fun. They went to bed at 11:00 and woke up (all three of them) at 3:00 in the morning. Simpson's Halloween Special! My dad just called to remind me that it's coming on. Even with all that my parents and my sisters have been through, The Simpsons remains a family bond.

And since there's only another half hour before the show begins I shall give some quick updates. We had a good Halloween. I was afraid we wouldn't because it was just me and the kids. I've never taken them trick or treating without a possey of friends and relatives, or without Chris. But it was great! A neighbor down the street, the parents of Emma's best bud Eryc (Eric with a 'y'), were taking some of the neighborhood kids for a hay ride. Never one to pass up hitchhiking if there's a four-wheeler and a trailor involved, we jumped into the back and toured Luling in style. Eryc's dad Jeremy drove the kids from house to house, and when he stopped mine would hop out of the trailer and run towards the candy. Once Christopher ran across a neighbor's lawn chanting "Candy, candy, candy, candy!"
"Christopher!" I hollered. "Say 'trick or treat!'"
And he obeyed most passionately, but the poor boy slurs his r's so what he threw back his head and cried, "TWICK OR TWEAT!"
He was a firefighter. I asked him if he was sure he wanted to wear that costume because he's been a firefighter for three years in a row, but he was most insistent about it. Emma was a princess with heels, a tiara and all that, and Claire was an army girl. That was something she wanted to be last year, but she wound up as a witch. This year, though, she looked pretty kick ass in a different way (cause witches are pretty kick ass you know). Black boots, camoflauge T-shirt and pants, hair back in a high pony tail and black smudges under her eyes. What did I dress up as? A mom in jeans and a T-shirt of a skull with head phones on. Anyway, it was fun watching them go from house to house. I talked to my neighbors ocassionally but mostly I sat back and watched them collect the loot. If I hadn't lost my camera in Disney World I would be able to show you guys. So you're just going to have to imagine it. For those of you who have never seen me before I look EXACTLY like Audrey Hepburn.

I will also share a little recovery info. I'm on the second step. After I meet with my sponsor this week I'll be onto the third. Also I moderated my first meeting, meaning I got up and talked in front of everybody.

AH! The Simpsons. To be continued...


melissa bastian. said...

A bit of a switch for Claire and Emma, no? I haven't seen them in a while, but I never knew Emma to be the princess in high heels type. You guys sound adorable. I want a hay ride! Next time bring the wagon up this way would you?

Genevieve said...

Emma and Claire have completely switched rolls. Emma used to be the tomboy, and Claire refused to wear anything but skirts and dresses. Now Emma wears dress up heels and dresses and Claire refuses to wear anything but pants and says she only likes boy stuff.
It's fascinating watching them grow and change.

biggearhead said...

I didn't dress up for Halloween at all. Um, I still say the jack o' lanterns grant me clemency from costumery.