Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Scary Beyond Words

I wanted something really scary for Dan's costume this year.  Something so terrifying, that mothers everywhere would scream and tremble.  Can you guess what I came up with?


Honestly, is there anything more horrifying than a school strike?
For the true meaning of Halloween, click here for my article in today's Chicago Parent.

And happy Halloween!!

Note to self: BLOW OUT candles or a real-live version of Chicago Fire will be at your doorstep.

29 comments:

  1. hahaha.. I love it. When you said three guesses, all I could think of is who died. The only person I came up with was Diana Ross. Was really hoping you didn't dress Danny in drag!

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    1. I didn't even know Diana Ross died!

      Maybe next year's costume?

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  2. Eeek! Tell your teachers to keep that idea confined to Chicago! I barely got through the "wind day" yesterday. Snow days are much better!

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    1. I love snow days! Wind mucks up my hair too much.

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  3. Great idea Mar! Too funny.

    Hint: Use flameless candles in pumpkins...or flameless tea lights...same effect without waking up 2am panicked that you forgot to blow them out. I'll get you some for Christmas.

    XOXO

    Megan

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    1. I meant to buy some last year! Better hit the clearance aisle at CVS now!

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  4. When you first mentioned Almond Joys, I thought to myself "Almond Joys?? Eww...coconut. Peanut Butter cups are the way to go." Then sure enough I got to the end of the post - I think your husband and I could be friends!

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    1. And with the red hair???

      I'd be toast. (;

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  5. I love my Almond Joys! It's the only candy bar that tastes like it used to IMO. PBC's taste weird now.
    My kids hated coconut and my hubby likes Kit Kats, so I am in the clear. I bought a giant bag just for me.
    And I am appalled to say that I ate every single one of them. Add your 3-5 lbs. to me, too, Mar!

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    1. Here's to never having to say "want one?"

      I'm only up 1 lb. So far, so good.

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  6. Awesome costume! Happy Halloween!!

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  7. I love your ingenuity with dumping the candy in the stroller and starting off "afresh" so to speak! I haven't had an Almond Joy in years, they sure are tasty indeed! We are giving out some of those Reese's peanut butter cups, but we have had NO tricker or treaters yet and its 8:30 p.m. our time. What will I do with all that candy?

    Love the costume of a teacher on strike!

    Hope you had a great day!

    betty

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    1. I'm sending you my address now....

      Just kidding. Like my tush needs THAT?

      No trick or treaters?? I think we had 300!

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  8. What won't you do, to spend as little money as possible on a halloween costume?

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    1. EXACTLY!

      Which reminds me, I'd better wash that striking t-shirt and return it to my teacher friend.

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  9. Great Costume!

    I hope Joe has finally figured out what Halloween is all about!

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    1. I sent him to work. No time for chatting this year!

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  10. That costume was awesome!!! Hahaha

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  11. Funny article...I can just picture the scene and I am drooling over all of that candy now...

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