Sunday, October 21, 2012

This is Halloween

 We are starting to get that Halooweenie feeling around this house.  Rosy has been sporting her pumpkin hat and also practicing her zombie impression.
 Of course, as a daughter of my dad, I have to make sure that we get into some scary movies, which reminds me of an incident.  It happened a couple of weeks ago, but I'm just getting to the point where it seems funny instead of horrible.
Brandon checked out a video from the library and it had a segment of Shrek and his friends doing the "Thriller" dance.  The girls loved it so I thought it would be fun to show them the original.  I haven't seen it in years, and all I remembered was the dance.  I put Rocky and Daisy in front of the computer and told them that we would be watching something so scary and fun.  They were excited and leaning in close and I was right there with them telling them to pay close attention.  Then, instead of dancing zombies, what we saw was Michael Jackson turning into a horrifying werewolf.  Within seconds they were both crying and running for their dad.
I felt like the worst mother ever.  They were so sincerely terrified and I felt awful.  After I skipped to the part with the dance they very tentatively made their way back to the computer and tried to humor me by acting like they thought it was entertaining.
I think they got over the scare pretty quickly but I couldn't even sleep that night because I was worried that they would be traumatized for the rest of their lives. The next day they told everyone at the playground about the scary dog, but since then they seem to have gotten over it.
My friends always tease me because I love skeletons and zombies and Dia de los Muertos things and it seems like I'm morbid, but the real truth about me is that I am a huge wimp when it comes to anything scary.  The other night Brandon and I were going to watch "The Woman in Black" and I started freaking out while we were still on the DVD menu.  I only made it through about 10 minutes of scariness and then I had to hide in the bathroom and read a cheerful teen book about faeries until I was brave enough to go to my room.  You would think that growing up with my dad would ensure that I would have I would have a bigger tolerance for horror, but I somehow didn't receive that gene.  The moral of this story is that for the rest of this season we will be sticking to the Charlie Brown and Claymation Halloween specials. 

This picture is the teaser for our costumes this year.  The master has been hard at work again and is transforming the garbage we have been collecting for months into something amazing.
 Rocky and Daisy have also been celebrating the 13 days of Halloween thanks to Cara, Cambria and Quincy.  They love opening their surprise every night and it is something they look forward to all day long.


Heather said...

We just watched Thriller last week with our kids too! They didn't freak out, but I kept snapping photos of them because the CONCERNED look on their faces was hilarious.....

Laurie said...

I did the exact same thing last year, with Emme (afraid of her own shadow) and Leona... completely forgot about the beginning with the werewolf. Didn't go over so well. Can't wait to see the final costumes!

Katrina said...

I'm seriously impressed you were able to scare Rocky, but I wouldn't be surprised if I see a post in a couple of weeks about Rocky and her friend the scary dog. I'm excited to see the Halloween costumes too AND movie. ;)

jillian said...

I watched that video a gajillion times, it keeps making me laugh.