Day 1 – Motherhood Fail

posted by Momo Fali on November 1, 2012

Here I am! With a few hours left in the first day of November, I’m getting in a post by the skin of my teeth. Speaking of that, how many of you feel like you have socks on your teeth from all the sugar you’ve eaten today?

Halloween was kind of a bust around here, what with the rain and the FREEZING, but somehow my kids managed to get plenty of junk. The adults managed to drink plenty of beer too, because we roll redneck in Ohio. It makes the cold bearable. Almost.

I won’t lie. I didn’t craft together my son’s costume until about an hour before trick-or-treat, because of the wicked witch that blew through earlier this week, I just wasn’t into it this year. Hurricane Sandy kind of ruined the spirit of Halloween. Get it? Spirit. People, this is as good as it’s going to get if I’m posting every day.

Now that my kids have dressed up for Halloween a combined total of 25 times I am apparently tired of taking pictures of them in their costumes. I got one photo of my daughter with a glaring flash, none of my two kids together and two pictures of my son which, if pieced together, make his full costume. Take this duct tape covered parka…

…and combine it with this mustache (instead of the one above that I crookedly drew on with waterproof mascara)…

…and you have the total look.

I win at mothering, no? Don’t worry, I’ll make it up to them at Thanksgiving. I’ll give them all the dark meat and I won’t let their dad deep-fry the turkey again. You’re welcome, kids. You’re welcome.

    Comments

  • Anna Hettick


    He makes an adorable Mario!! I am sorry you all had a yucky Halloween, weather wise. It was sunny and in the 70’s!! I wish we had some more fall like weather around here!! πŸ™‚

    Good luck writing this month!! I decided to try it too!!

  • tara


    I love that costume! I think you did great, it doesn’t matter that it was an hour before. At least it was before.

    I’m so over turkey for Thanksgiving in general. There’s just so much leftover.

  • ascapecodturns


    Way to set the bar for November. I am right there with you πŸ™‚

  • Melisa


    I think it’s a TOTAL win: he looked awesome!!!

    So…are you working on tomorrow’s post yet? πŸ™‚

  • Lori Lavender Luz


    Looks like two wins to me πŸ™‚

    Make it three. Two for the moustaches and one for the post.

  • Rhea


    I love that it took two photos to show us your son’s costume. hehe

    But, I hear ya, I think I only managed two pictures of one son and none of the older one. and I’m at 25 Halloweens for my boys combined also.

  • Arnebya


    But he’s so cute! And don’t worry; you aren’t the only one who waited until the last minute because of Sandy (although, yes, I do this every year).

  • meleahrebeccah


    WINNING!! Totally, winning.

    Also, Halloween has been postponed until 11/5 here in NJ because of the Hurricane. We still don’t have power.

  • Toni


    Love your pics! Don’t worry about the guilt it only gets worse, now I have guilt for not having pics of all the GRAND kids! Also, since I’m new to this blogging stuff, and I just heard about this November thing where you post EVERY day, it doesnt’ count for me, right? Right? XO

  • Jamie@southmainmuse


    I realized today I hadn’t taken pictures of my children in their costumes. More of the dog greeting trick-or-treaters than my own children. And I have Frito socks on my teeth. Bought a bag a Scoops yesterday. Deadly for me.

  • Christopher Hayes


    Ah yes, The SPIRIT of Halloween. I remember it well and I still frequent the spirit today. It’s not Halloween anymore? Oh well. The SPIRIT lives on. BTW
    That is a one cool, well put together in an hour, classic costume.
    She’s Crafty. A song from the Beasty Boys comes to mind.
    In my mind there was no failure in motherhood. You hooked it up quickly. It was perfectly executed. I would have had the biggest smile on my face had that boy came to my door and said ‘Trick or Treat’.

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