Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Halloween!

From the annals of My Halloweens Past:
  • Longest my candy ever lasted: until February (unless you count the gross stuff)
  • Shortest my candy ever lasted: until December
  • Best costume in humor category: gum on the bottom of a shoe
  • Best costume in the cute category: cowgirl (yeah, I was a tom boy. No princesses here)
  • Worst costume: clown (I cried until my mom took it off)
  • Most Recent costume: Geisha
  • Best treat received: $1 bill
  • Worst treat received: toothbrush
  • Age I stopped trick-or-treating: 13
  • Age I was first questioned about being too old to trick-or-treat: 10
  • Most times I trick-or-treated in a year: 1
  • Most time my children have trick-or-treated in a year: 4
  • Parent tax demanded of me: all my Almond Joys and Mounds
  • Current "parent tax" I charge my children: 2 pieces of my choosing (but they usually give me more)
Happy Halloween ya'll!


Stina said...

I've never thought of calling it Parent Tax. Very clever. I'll have to remember that.

The toothbrush giver must have been a dentist. lol

Jess said...

Fun post and great photo! Love the parent tax concept :)

LTM said...

What a GREAT picture!!! And OK, so you were the GUM on the bottom of the shoe??? How does that look? :D

Yeah, I'd be crying about the clowns, too. Do NOT send in the clowns, thankyouverymuch... ;p

Don'tcha hate those toothbrush turds? Parent tax... interesting...

Have a super holiday, CUF!!! ((jugs)) <3

Lenny Lee said...

hi miss janet!

wow! cool pic of you and your family. you got me laughing on that toothbrush. ha ha. for sure id be doing a trick on that person. i didnt ever hear of parent tax. is that like how my brothers and my sister grab off stuff outta my sack? family tax! ack!

...hugs from lenny

Old Kitty said...

Awwww look at you and your gorgeous family!!! Have a great Halloween! Take care

Margo Berendsen said...

My twins girls are going to both be Indian princesses this year (I mean, Native American princesses). I ALWAYS wanted this costume when I was a kid and I think I even made one once out of a decorated paper bag, but it wasn't the same, in my girly eyes).

Trying to picture a gum on shoe costume????

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

I always charge a parent tax, too. Those kids get way too much candy. It isn't good for them. ;)

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Totally love your stats! :) One of the best costumes I ever saw was my college roommate's sister - she came as road kill! :)

MikeS said...

I guess I haven't been a dad long enough. I didn't know about the parent tax.

MikeS said...

I must not have been a daddy long enough. I didn't know about the "parent tax". But in my defense, my kids always try to give me some of their candy and I usually turn it down. I don't like candy as much these days.