Chicks That Rock
My daughter is 4 (and 3/4 according to herself) and she, in my opinion, totally rocks. You know what I mean, we all knew them and likely know them still. Those Chicks That Rock. And me? I really, really wanted to be one but I just didn’t have quite the right combination of athleticism, attitude, and nerve to make it work. However, my cool little kitten started playing hockey and skiing at 3 through sheer determination, her favourite movie characters are either Violet from The Incredibles or Juni from Spy Kids. She plays that she is an instructor at Flying Camp and is convinced she is both a Secret Agent and
a Super Hero. Somedays she is decked in full pink then her mood will shift and she’ll be donning an old soccer uniform of her brothers. She doesn’t succumb to peer pressure. When she makes up her mind it’s set. Today was a perfect example.
It’s Halloween and every 4 and 5 year old girl in her school was either a) a princess b) a ballerina c) a fairy or d) some version of the above. My little girl was a vampire. A caped and bloody vampire. The other kindergarteners stared at her in amazement. And some of the girly girls avoided her. She was unfazed. What good was dressing up like a vampire if people weren’t a little scared, right?
The truth is, as tough as it can be to have a willful (read: often defiant), self-assured (read: stubborn) unique (read: a little bit weird) daughter I totally admire her and I hope she never changes. It really doesn’t matter to me what costume she wears on Halloween but the fact that she didn’t follow the masses and didn’t care about the strange looks from her peers makes me proud. I wish I could be so confident.
A GIANT Mound of Candy…or TWO
First of all, my kids cosumes were awesome. My son was a Punk Rock Zombie. Check it out:
I’m so mad at myself for cutting off the mohawk in this pic! Oh, and he wasn’t thrilled that the Dora backpack was cramping his creepy style.
Living in an urban neighbourhood definitely has it’s advantages – the subway is a block away, everything you could ever need is within walking distance, and trick-or-treating is like winning the lottery. The houses are close together so you can hit WAY more houses in less time…and my kids have it down to a science. Soooooo worth the cost of real estate 😉 Check this:
Yup, those are pillow cases you see beside the mound. Thank god the Halloween Witch will be coming soon to take some of this away or Mommy might have to guest blog over at Kath’s Losing It! So far though the only thing I’ve been pigging out on are these:
Yummmmmmmy…pumpkin seeds. Hope you had a good one too!