Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday Funnies: Consideration

Halloween starts early at our house. I know, I know it's not even September! But I'm in charge of organizing the Halloween Carnival for my kids' school. So anything that I want to do for our own personal Halloween night excursion needs to be done and over with before September 3rd or there just isn't time, and I think my kids would be in tears if on Halloween morning they had to show up at school in their skivvies!

So with that in mind...

Earlier in the week my girls spent long hours on the computer shopping for the perfect Halloween Costume. My oldest decided that everyone needed a great vampire outfit. She shopped and shopped and shopped until she found the perfect Regal Vampire costume that insured her "bite was a royal pain."

Next my middle child hopped on my lap and we started surfing through page after page of costumes. She still hasn't committed to anything yet. But time's a tickin' she better hurry!

Last my youngest crawled up and curled up into a comfy position and we browsed through the same pictures, again.

Well at three years she quite likes animals and gravitated to the cute cuddly costumes. She decided that she wanted to be a puddle (poodle).

But the shopping didn't stop there. She shopped for her 2 sisters, her dad and she found a cute little something for me. "Ooh mommy, that's pretty!" She said as she pointed to the above picture. "That's what you should be."

As I looked at the picture I was positive that the only person that would actually want to see me in something like that would be my husband. And I think that even he would be embarrassed.

I was so appalled with the costumes that these websites are considering appropriate for teenagers and adults!

And to the people that actually purchase these outfits- does all common courtesy for the eyes that have to look at you go flying helplessly over the highway bypass and get run over by three 16 wheelers on October 31st? Would you seriously consider wearing that any other day of the year?

I mean come on. Look at yourself in the mirror before you leave the house in the morning and make sure that your cottage cheese isn't sliding out past the hem of that tiny little thing you call a costume.

Ok, I know that was a bit harsh, the reason: Last year at the ELEMENTARY school carnival I invited EVERYONE to feel free to dress up. I later regretted this decision when SEVERAL of the moms showed up with their @$$e$ hanging down below their itsy bitsy, teeny weenie, yellow polka dot- bar tavern wench costumes. I saw several of the older boys in school pointing and laughing at one said mother which of course made said mother's daughter cry. Have a little consideration for your poor children when you choose to clad yourselves on that wondrous of all days!

Ok, I just stepped off my high horse and I promise that I will not ascend to the hairy throne again.

If you'd like to read an actual funny post today you might want to check out one of my earlier posts in the week. Click here to see it.

If you'd like to play along, look through your week and find the funniest thing that happened and jot it down. Either leave your story in the comments or send me a link to it and I'll come check it out!


Annie Jeffries said...

I have nothing funny to contribute - YET. I'll be on the look-out this week though.

Funny, very funny about the wench custome. I wore one once and the focus was on the "baZOOM". Even in my 20s, I had the sense to cover up the CC rump with a very long skirt. LOL

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Oh man! I agree! Why would women do that to their kids!? Hello! I can't believe some of the things people think are appropriate for young children and adults either!

Anonymous said...

How funny, and I can't believe that a mother would wear something like that to her child's school, how crazy!

kayerj said...

liked the picture of the cc--it does look like my thighs.

Anti-Supermom said...

I feel like a super slacker now, thank you very much! Henry has worn the same costume for 2 years, Wyatt wears hand-me-downs :)

I wore a cheerleading uniform last year with jeans and people still poked fun at me, probably not this year and definitely not with my a$$ hanging out.