Did you ever hear the joke about the woman who locked her keys in her house, got a locksmith to let her in again, and then locked herself out again literally less than five minutes later?
I was that joke tonight :(
So I missed the kids trick or treat. Jon took them and made it really fun which was great for them and is what it's all about anyway.
I spent trick or treat on a phone with several locksmiths and silently sobbing in the dark in my backyard, sitting on my deck dressed like a witch. There you go, folks! I've let you into a touch of rock bottom for me. We've all been there, right?
The thing with situations like that—I say in retrospect as I type from my warm room in my pajamas—is that if you start that downward spiral of "oh my God I'm missing one of the most important moments of their childhood, how could I be so dumb, why didn't I make that spare key set like I've been meaning to..." it's completely worthless. I knew even as I was letting myself feel sad, that the better response would have been to shove a smile over it, and make it fun for the boys when they get back! I eventually got there :)
And of course, kids being kids, they honestly didn't give a crud that I didn't go out with them...they just wanted to be around all the other kids, filling their pillowcases.
The Dude was a black wither skeleton from Minecraft and Croc is a scary vampire. I was a witch and Jon was a werewolf. We were a very scary family!
This picture is creepy! It looks so lifelike.
These costumes were clearly very popular among the Disney-loving-kid crowd!
He couldn't really see very well out of the head so he took it off halfway through (I hear!).
Anyone have any idea who this guy is supposed to be? In San Francisco it could very easily be your average Mission hipster with his tiny dog.
Once I finally got my head on straight and the males got home, I told The Dude we needed to dump out all the candy, make piles of the same ones, and then do trades. Did you do that when you were a kid? The trading candy event after trick-or-treat was always the best part for me! I wanted all the chocolate things and wanted to get *rid of* all the Smarties, licorice, and other relatively gross candy.
I only had this tonight.
The lobby of my work always has the best decorations. This looks like a photo area for a high school dance.
Lots of people dressed up at work. Referee. Deadly shark. The Sheriff.
Tomorrow I have 5 miles and tonight I am going to seriously roll out my muscles.
Smatterings to come tomorrow when I've turned my frown upside down!!
Hope you had a very Happy Halloween!!!!
(Almost) daily blogger. Sober runner. Mental sh*t stirrer. Pro gender equality in tech. Family first.