Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween Steps



STEP 1:PICK YOUR PUMPKINS
 I hate going to the pumpkin patch in shorts
It just feels so wrong
In the past we have made numerous visits
during the season to the PP
to play and take pics
So we usually can get in at least one trip
in long pants
This year we only went once



PARENTING TIP:
NEVER buy your pumpkins at the pumpkin patch
It's highway freaking robbery
Buy your big guys at the grocery store
better yet-WALMART
This year they were $3.88
The big ones at the patch will run $10+
We buy the baby pumpkins that we paint for less than $1 each
That way the boys can pick out a few each


STEP 2: CLEAN THE PUMPKINS


 This is quite possible the most important step
mainly because it's the most fun
what's not to love about playing in 
soap and water

 and you can clean your kids at the same time
BONUS
 PARENTING TIP:
when providing your children with water (and soap) to play in
it is best to remove their clothing first
weather permitting of course
especially their $50 stride rite shoes
that will take 3 days to dry out





STEP 3: PAINT THE PUMPKINS




 PARENTING TIP:
painting is messy
but so much fun
under NO circumstances should leave the room
hold your pee
or you will return to find someone painting the other
and himself



STEP 4:PLACE THE PUMPKINS
 It is very important that each child
can place his very own pumpkin(s)
otherwise a fight is very likely to break out


STEP 5: CARVE THE JACK-0-LANTERNS


Be prepared to stick your hand in and get the goo out
Your kids will NOT do it for you


PARENTING TIP:
Have enough non sharp tools for everyone
or a fight will break out
(fights can start among 3 children quite easily)




STEP 6: DRESS UP IN COSTUMES (not necessarily the brand new ones mom just spent $$ on)




STEP 7: BRING MOM CHOCOLATE


Halloween was great! Hope yours was too. Now please don't forget about the turkey! We don't, especially now since we celebrate Christian's Thanksgiving birthday. I can't believe my last baby is about to be 2 in just a few weeks. It makes me sad. On the plus side, I only have about 2 more years until I get my sanity back...HOLLA!

I think I should start a parenting tip segment. But not about what to do, about what NOT to do. I have a lot of knowledge in that department, seeing as how I screw up bunches and bunches. 

Sorry for being so MIA. This working mom thing is kicking my butt. I promise to catch up on all my favorite blogs soon and too catch you up on our super exciting lives here in OKC!

3 comments:

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

Miss you cous - love your post! You are doing a fabulous job with your boys!!

Dee Stephens said...

Love all the pumpkin pictures! Our nephew Reed was Spiderman for Halloween too.
He's had the costume for a while now but that's what he wanted to wear!

starnes family said...

Oh, I have missed you! Yes!!!!!! I like your parenting tips. Do this again!