Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween Status Update

Today was a Halloween-centric day.

First, my mom kept sending me icky fake eyeball pictures on my cell phone with captions like "Happy Halloween!" and "Boo!"


Something you may not know about me is that I have a phobia about eyeballs. It's called "eyeball-a-phobia", which is a technical term that I invented just now. Basically, anything involving eyeballs, eyelids, or anything in close proximity to an eyeball freaks me the eff out.

You should have seen me when I first got contact lenses. My eye doctor wouldn't let me leave his office until I had both successfully inserted and removed my new lenses all by myself. I was there for HOURS, people. Coached by an exasperated nurse who repeatedly watched me lift my finger to my eye only to shout over and over again "I can't do it! I can't do it!" I remember desperately asking her for ways to cheat...."There has to be a way! Can't I just blink it out? Real quick like?"...and her just staring back at me like I was a crazy person.

(Apparently she didn't believe me that eyeball-a-phobia is a serious medical condition).

So needless to say, Halloween is a tough time of year for me, because people are generally lacking in eyeball sensitivity. I can usually handle it...I mean, I expect to see the wayward eyeball in Halloween store aisles or displays or scary movies or whatever. But from my own mother??? Via text message??? That's harsh. (But still funny. Nicely played, mom. Nicely played.)

Luckily, happier Halloween moments followed the eyeball trauma from this morning. It was time for Ashley's preschool Halloween parade! I was so excited to be able to go since I miss out on a lot of that stuff being a working mom and all.

Ashley killed it as Super Girl, didn't she?


All the kids marched up and down the halls and then sang a few Halloween songs that all sounded pretty similar and usually ended with the kids shouting "BOO!" Then the parents all passed out candy. Scott got the stink-eye from several kids since he bought mini Almond Joys to pass out (i.e., preschooler candy selection fail). Luckily Ashley is still little enough that her preschool pals won't shun her for having the parents who passed out coconut candy at the Halloween parade. Phew.

After that I spent the afternoon refreshing the tracking status on Aidan's Ewok costume. It's in Kansas tonight - only one state away! Never tell me the odds!


Anonymous said...

Sorry, I couldn't resist! Remember the Halloween that you were in college and I send you the big box of candy with a bunch of sticky eyeballs mixed in? That was the best! Mom

Sadia said...

Ah, Halloween. I woke at 5:00 am to individually wrap cookies for the girls' daycare Halloween parade. Melody is already flipping out because her friend N is going to dress as a ghost tomorrow and she's "scary of ghost-EZ".

Brandi said...

The costume will get here!! USE THE FORCE, MEGAN! USE THE FORCE!!

Ashley is SO FREAKING CUTE!! A perfect super girl!! :)

The Lane Family said...

Ashley is so cute in her Super Girl costume. It is good to know that she is still young enough that her friends will not remember her Daddy's oops!!!

I will keep my fingers and toes crossed for the Ewok Costume to arrive :)

Megan said...

Mom: How could I forget that??? It comes up in therapy all the time. ;-)

Sadia: Individually wrapped cookies is waaaaaay better than mini Almond Joys! Scott could learn a thing or two from you. :-)

Brandi: Thanks girl! And the Ewok costume has now been delivered!!!! Woot!

TLF:: Thanks!!! The crossed fingers/toes worked, because it arrived this afternoon. Yahoo!

Amy said...

Aw, she looks SO CUTE! So happy that the Ewok costume is nearly there! Surely it will make it in time if it's that close, right?

Pyjammy Pam said...

i feel you. i have that same eyeballphobia. it's serious, man. imagine how i felt when i had my eye cold sore. blech.

Anonymous said...

Your mom is so cute!!!! And so love the costume!! If the costume does not get there on time you should just go out Monday night...I am sure your neigbors wouldnt mind : ) Anna