Halloween in Gingerland was tiring, but lots of fun.
It started off with a seminar for 8th graders and their parents to decide which high school to go to next year. There are 4 different high schools in our area, each with a different focus for students. It’s daunting and really, what kid knows what they want to be when they’re in 8th grade?! I know there are a few people who always know what they’re going to be when they grow up, but dang! We’ve narrowed it down to two and are going to attend the open houses to get more information before deciding. I’m not old enough to have a son going into high school next year. I’m not, I’m not, I’m not!
Big J had asked if he could go hang out with a girl(space)friend while I took Little J trick or treating (between the hours of 5 and 7), and once I’d talked to her parents and been assured that they would be present and keeping an eye on the kids, I told him he could go. I drove him over and got back right at 5 to an antsy Little J telling me it was time! to! go! Here’s what the boys looked like, including little Senor Fussypants, who came over to visit.
Little J and I walked around the neighborhoods with a couple of other kids and another mom. It was flippin’ cold as could be here! The kids had fun, and we saw some great costumes. This was pretty ingenious, too. They had a paper towel roll coming through the plastic and used it as a chute for the candy when the kids came up.
Once trick or treating was over and Big J was home, it was time to get ready for the grown up stuff! A friend of mine from school invited me to a party, and I invited along my friend Scooter, who dressed up as Dexter Morgan. All you Dexter-philes, this is for you…
What did I dress up as? I was a retro housewife, complete with heels, stockings, apron, pearls, feather duster, and kerchief. The damn scarf kept slipping out of my hair all night, but it was worth it.
We stayed at the party a few hours, then went to a bar in town to listen to some of Scooter’s friends’ band. They’re a cover band with a badass girl singer. It was fun times, especially when the completely drunk lady kept trying to get me to dance with her and doing the whole, “you, me, me you” thing before getting up onstage and bending over in front of the drummer to show him her ass. There were lots of ladies wearing “sexy” costumes, and only maybe 2 of them had any business doing so, one of which was our waitress who was dressed as Officer Naughty. She worked it! We sang along and drank and laughed all night and didn’t get home till after 2am.
All in all, a super fun Halloween.
How was yours? Did you dress up? What was the best costume you saw all night?