This photo was the highlight of our Halloween experience this year.
It was pouring rain. And freezing cold (I'm from Southern California, so I'm allowed to qualify it as "freezing" if it's below 65). Hubby was on his way home from work with pizza....until the highway became a parking lot due to idiots who don't know how to drive in the rain.
I had no back up plan for dinner. I bundled and layered them up as much as I could, and still be able to get their costumes on. We headed out in the rain, just the three of us, and ONE umbrella (the 2nd umbrella was in hubby's car, currently parked on the freeway. With the pizza).
Since I'm such an awesome mom, I gave the umbrella to my 6 year old, to hold over himself and his sister. I was soaking wet. I dropped the camera. The battery and memory card went flying into the street. I had to leave whiny, complaining children on the sidewalk while I risked life and limb (okay, not really, it was on a residential street), to retrieve said memory card and battery. While doing so, I dropped my cell phone. In a puddle.
The kids are cold. And hungry. Nobody cares about trick-or-treating at this point. I just wanna go home and stick a straw in a bottle of vodka. My 2 year old decides she must be carried or there will be hell to pay.
At this point, I should've just turned around and walked back home (no one else was out anyway). But, damnit, I was on a mission. These kids were gonna get some freakin' candy even it it meant if we all ended up with frostbite at the end of the night!
We powered through. They were troopers. More people decided to brave the elements, so that gave us hope. And motivation. I had a couple of sympathy offers for a beer. And a jello shot. I stayed strong.
Hubby ended up finding us, in the dark, soaking wet & shaking. I handed Little Girl over to him and waited for the feeling to return in my right arm.
I can safely report that we made it home. Alive. And with this to show for it.......
This crap is making me gain weight just by it's presence in my house, but, I'll be damned if my kids weren't gonna get to trick or treat on Halloween.
Take that mother nature!
**please stay tuned for future post entitled: How We All Got Pneumonia**