November 4 10

This is what happens when you are sitting at your father’s bedside instead of trick-or-treating on Halloween. Don’t get me wrong, the fifth floor of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta was exactly where I needed to be last week and when my dad hugged me hard and told me how much he appreciated that I was there, I was pretty sure that was the nicest thing he has ever said to me. You see, my dad is not a hugger. And he’s not an “I love you” kind of guy. In fact, I’m fairly certain I have never heard him say it. So, these words? They were hard for him to say. But he said them.

But still, I missed Halloween. I missed getting them ready. I missed taking them outside for an obligatory pretend-you-like-each-other picture. I missed taking them door-to-door. I missed watching them load up on candy and chocolate. I missed it all. There are – allegedly – some pictures of my children dressed as Lady Gaga, Harry Potter, and Spongebob Squarepants. But I haven’t seen them.

So, I did what any other mommy would do.

I stole all of their Wunderbars and Twix and Reese’s (pieces AND cups)

and then I put on Emily’s costume.


  1. Love this.

    I was so thinking that you did up like Lady Gaga at the bedside of your father in Atlanta, but this was still awesome.

    Also how did your girl see through those glasses?


    Comment by Heather on November 4, 2010
  2. Best Lady Gaga ever.


    Comment by Avitable on November 4, 2010
  3. That is still the most awesome costume ever.

    At least you saw them try their costumes on. That’s better than nothing, right?


    Comment by Kristabella on November 4, 2010
  4. I love the Gaga.


    Comment by Ella on November 4, 2010
  5. the exact 3 chocolate bars I’ve been sneaking – especially the TWIX! Twix is the best chocolate bar ever!


    Comment by Maria on November 4, 2010
  6. Is Lady Gaga wearing a snuggy, there? Because I’m pretty sure if she were going to wear a snuggy, it would be leopard.


    Comment by MonsteRawr on November 5, 2010
  7. That wig sort of reminds me of I Dream of Jeannie.


    Comment by M&Co. on November 5, 2010
  8. Nasar October 12, 2011 I sglnotry agree I put myself around good people and things are starting to happen.


    Comment by Wero on February 9, 2012
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    Comment by dofbneyb on February 9, 2012

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