Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Teenagers Can Trick-Or-Treat Too

I've been seeing articles floating around stating that teenagers should stop trick-or-treating. I do not agree. My son was 13 last year and he went trick-or-treating.

If your teenager has a costume and they are polite, I'm not understanding the problem. Why are we forcing our kids to grow up so fast?

I wouldn't even mind if a teenager came to the door in a shirt like this:

At least it's something. I also require manners. If your teenager shuffles up and says nothing, I'll prompt him. My son always said "trick-or-treat" and "thank you." If your teenager has manners, they'll get candy from me.

My son is 14 now and has decided ON HIS OWN that he will not be trick-or-treating this year. He's wearing the shirt I posted and will be passing out candy. I'll miss him being with his sister and I. He's had some great costumes over the years:

He was Beetlejuice:

Jimmy Dugan from A League Of Their Own "There's no crying in baseball!"


I've got to remember that he's growing up.

But I also know there will be other teenagers still out trick-or-treating. And so long as they are polite and have costumes on, I'll be handing the candy with a smile and wishing them a Happy Halloween.

When did you stop trick-or-treating?

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Hey, It's Okay

I got this idea from Glamour magazine. They have a section called Hey, It’s Okay and will list a bunch of things to be okay about. You're welcome to join in and do something like this on your blog any day of the week. Just make sure you link up and that the post you link up is a Hey, It's Okay Post.

--To plan on watching the final debate even though it always makes me uncomfortable in some way. Maybe we should have bought these masks to make it more amusing.

--To be so excited that The Walking Dead returns on Sunday. Who dies?

--To plan on checking out various places to eat since Tom is on leave for two weeks.

--To think it's hilarious whenever my husband wears his t-rex costume. You can see a video of him here.

--To wonder where we should eat when we go to Universal Orlando in March. We're just spending a day there.

--To think it's cute that Natalie got so excited over this pug bag at Walmart. She's one of those people who loves that the Christmas stuff is already put up. Meanwhile, I'm like, "Let me have my turkey first!"

Sunday, October 16, 2016

How To Amuse Yourself At Lowes

My husband loves Lowes. He could spend hours in Lowes salivating over all the power tools. It's sort of how I feel being in Target. I get it. Still, after five minutes I am completely bored and I'm ready to leave. But my husband is never ready to leave after five minutes. So I've learned ways to amuse myself.

1. When your husband is looking for an exact nail because Lowes has 234978 of them, grab a large one and use it as a microphone. (That's my husband in the black shirt looking at the 234978 nails.)

2. Husband looking at the 2897234 drill bits? Take a large one and amuse yourself with it. (I mean seriously. Who needs that big of a drill bit? I guess someone does.)

3. Confuse your children and give them the giant drill bit. Tell them to pose with it.

4. Laugh when your kid is like, "What are all these? Why do you need so many choices of these things?" (But then realize it's probably how men feel when they look at women's shoes. Or in my case, all my books.)

5. Have a nail fight with your kid.

6. Since Lowes also has 60834 screws, take one, place it in your husband's hand and go, "Wanna screw?" Don't be offended if they tell you to "cut it out" and "stop embarrassing him."

So how do you amuse yourself at Lowes? Or do you enjoy the store? I do have female friends who love it in there but they're the ones who understand staining and purposes for the giant drill bits.

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