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Friday, October 19, 2007

Searching. And Following the Yellow Brick Road.

At about noon today I put a post up about our seemingly unending search for the 'perfect' Halloween costumes. I promptly took it down as it seemed more like a rant and rave than anything else.

Jeff took the kids shopping again last night after our disastrous trip the first time and still they came home empty handed. Did I tell you they were shopping for 2 1/2 hours?!?

The problem was they have a hard time making up their minds and then M had decided that she wanted to be a dog, we couldn't find a dog costume ANYWHERE. (By the way, when and if we ever did find or make a dog costume, she could have very well changed her mind.)

So her and I sat here, in our sparkling, clean, organized home (due to some hard working kiddos this AM), searching the web for ideas and possibilities.

(By the way, when you google dog costume, an overabundance of dogs dressed in costumes comes up. I almost think it's easier to find a costume for your pet than actual children.)

However the search is over, the decisions have been made and I'm actually not only excited but also proud of the choices that they have made. T is going to be a wizard (he actually thought of this all on his own!!!) and M is going to be DOROTHY!!!!

When I got H's scarecrow costume I had mentioned that 'wouldn't it be so fun, cute, exciting if they each were characters from the Wizard of OZ?' I was met with less than enthusiasm about this idea so I let it go. But now I'm thrilled especially because the choices were of no prompting of mine, nor J's, instead they came up with them and used their creativity and you'll just have to wait and see how fabulous they are.

Speaking of searches, you'll be happy to know that this week, the following Google searches have led people here:

stay at home mom husband thinks I get to play all day hard work! which led the Googler to this post. (Funny since if you read my post I don't say anything even remotely close to that.)

MOPS Sharing recipes and Craft Christain ladies group (Yes, Christian is misspelled) which led the Googler to this post.

target starbucks coffee bags and Kate Spade diaper bag craigslist which led the Googler to this post.

Nice to have something different than the typical play date etiquette and undressing at doctor's office searches that typically lead here, here and here.

In other exciting news, my husband and I are going on a date tonight, which is always something for me to look forward to, and coincidentally enough the kids are planning on watching "The Wizard of OZ" with the sitter.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How wonderful that the children have made their decisions. I'll be anxious to hear all about it from them. Looking forward to tomorrow and seeing everyone. It is always fun to do this together, and this is the last one for the year. Oh well, perhaps we can find something else to do like this. Later....

October 19, 2007 at 10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember the anticipation for the "wizard of oz" on TV everyone got in their places and were glued to the tube, knowing the wicked witch would be melted....What a thrill for all. Love ya
ALL.
dadio

October 21, 2007 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger The Lindahl News said...

I wish that I could be at my door on Halloween and greeted by these three! What a TREAT that would be!

So much fun to get a glimpse of H in his scarecrow costume on the last post...what a cutie pie!

Did you and J have a nice date night??

October 21, 2007 at 2:28 PM  
Anonymous susiej said...

I hope they don't change their minds!! We have one tin man already -- but now he's thinking about switching to a robot... This was funny, the things we go through just to get the basic needs for our kids!

October 24, 2007 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger Daughter2 said...

I'm glad you finally had some luck! The Yellow Brick road and Oz part reminded me of a hat I saw just recently. It said, "Don't make me get out the flying monkeys!". I so though that is appropriate for me some days.

October 24, 2007 at 6:50 PM  

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