And the Best Halloween Costume Goes To….. Not my Hails

The company I work does a lot of things for our community. Last night we hosted a Halloween Safety Program at our local library. We had an awesome officer speak with the kids about safety while trick or treating, checking candy before we eat it, staying away from strangers, & looking out for siblings . There was story time and we drew names for prizes.
The last prize of the night went to a boy and a girl for having the best costume.
I had the honor of drawing names and announcing the winners.
Not realizing that this was going to set me up for an Epic Parenting fail in my child’s eyes I accepted the responsibility.
The ladies from the office discussed the best costumes and as I announced them, the look on my Hails face could have frozen the Sierra desert solid.
Once the library began to clear out my dramatic and devastated daughter says “I cannot believe you didn’t pick me!”
I tried my hardest to explain that even though I did think she had the best costume, it would have looked unfair to the other parents and children if I picked her.
Thinking that my 8 year old could understand this, I thought the conversation would be over.
Sadly, I was mistaken. I heard about it all the way home for 20 minutes. And while she was getting ready for her bath.
The parenting moral I learned from this story:
Don’t be the one handing out the best costume award when your own child is present!
Otherwise you’ll have a headache and your child will be heartbroken and think you’re a meaner!



Halloween and Fall Fun!

I’ve been so busy lately, I haven’t had a chance to post anything other than pictures! I wish I could say that the weather was cooling down. But if you live in South Mississippi, you know that we pretty much have two seasons. Spicy Hot and mild.
Last weekend I spent my Saturday morning loading hay bales and corn stalks into the back of Nick’s pick up truck. Then setting them out in the backyard for the Halloween party I through my Hails. It was so hot. Dreadfully hot. The girls next door came over and Hails child hood friend Mason attended the party. It was sweltering hot.
The girls had dresses in wigs and make up (they were characters from the show Monster High) but between the heat and them running around, the costumes slowly came off.
Despite the heat and the sweat, the eyeball kool aid with hot dog mummies turned out to be a big hit and this moms first attempt to throw a Halloween party for her eight year old turned out to be a success!