Thursday, November 02, 2006

Treats and Sweets

Can you imagine opening your door on Halloween night and finding this cuteness waiting for you?

Sophie and Bianca were a big hit with all the folks in our predominantly elderly neighborhood. Of course, all the old ladies were very concerned about Bianca's lack of a sweater, but she wouldn't wear one, and I'm not her freakin' mother, so I didn't force the issue.

I waited on the sidewalk while these two trotted up to front doors, and so I didn't hear the comments from the door openers, but I can guess pretty well what they had to say.

You see, Soph's favorite part of Halloween wasn't trick-or-treating, although she thought getting candy from strangers was pretty bitchin'. No, what she truly loved was answering the door (at our house and both grandmas') and handing out the candy. And as she thoughfully chose a candy from the bowl and deposited it in each waiting bag, bucket, or pillowcase, regardless of if the candy recipient was 4 or forty, she said things like, "Well aren't you a sweet little princess?" or "Oh, what a precious ninja," or my personal favorite, "My goodness! What a darling, umm, scary gross guy."

Today's best thing about being a mom:

Just listening

Today's worst thing about being a mom:

Soph peed her pants at school today. There's a big plastic ziplock bag of pee-soaked jeans and socks (even her tennis shoes smell like pee. ew) waiting for me to wash them.


amandak said...

LOVE the costume.

Scooby Rocks.


lonna said...

I love Halloween cuteness. I can't say it enough! I love her comments to the trick or treaters. That's just precious. Dermot is still scared of the big kids, so he stayed back a little while mom did all of the work. Sophie's such a little charmer and sweetheart.

NME said...

That costume is fantastic. Did you make it? And kudos to you for not going the pretty princess route.

Darling scary gross guys indeed.

Missuz J said...

Yes--I made the costume. And I'm proud to say that I didn't sew a single stitch.

If you're interested, here's what I did.

I used this stuff called "wonder under" that basically turns any fabric into iron-on to stick the black spots (cut out of felt squares) onto a brown sweat suit. Then I made the ears out of brown felt and hot glued a little wire into them to make them stand up on the baseball hat. The rest of the face is felt and fabric paint.

I found a Scooby tag online and printed it out, and then laminated it (at school--naughty) and used a key chain ring to put it on a ribbon.

She choose Scooby--not me. But I have no doubt that she'll want to be a princess next year. Now... how to make a princess costume out of a sweat-suit....

patrice said...

ha! she was a care bear last year with a sweatsuit and a hat. not that I'm saying that's not the greatest thing, like, ever...just that yes, a princess out of a sweatsuit and hat is going to be challenging. just throw a tutu over it and I think you can call it a day.

becca, you're impressive. and so is your offspring.

OldMotherHubbardSharesAll said...

Ms Soph rocks as Scooby! Great job on the costume!

I would love to Trick or Treat and have Soph answer the door.

"My goodness! What a darling, umm, scary gross guy."

Would be great to hear!

Stine said...

"Oh what a precious ninja.."

- If I had a nickel for every time I've said that to my husband.

I swear, the things this child comes up with to say...she's killing me.

Katy said...

My Glinda the good witch costume was a sweat suit and fabric when i was about her age. And it will probably be much easier to find a princess colored sweatsuit than a scooby colored sweatsuit. I think silver puff paint on a baseball hat for the crown would rock! Just keeping with traditiion. You rock.