When Mommy Zombies Attack Superman

I had a hilarious post planned.

CG is all eyes for his Ariel.

CG's hat received many compliments while Lil Diva exhausted herself bouncing, panting, eating sugar, and running amok.

Life naturally interfered.

Between channeling Julia Child, two Spooktaculars, and performing Thriller again, there hasn’t been a lot of computer time to actually sit and write.

Tonight is trick-or-treating here, so I will be escorting my two children in the ancient tradition of candy-begging.

In costume.

Mommy Zombie attacks Superman

Still in my Thriller zombie makeup (notice how my injury blends in nicely?), I attack Superman aka The Tackler.

Yes, there should be photos.

And no, we aren’t themed.

For now, here are a some images of pre-Halloween from the House of Chaos.

Happy Halloween!

Update: Halloween post is finally up. Check out my “real” costume.

My daughter in her Ariel costume

Lil Diva loved the Spooktaculars: the purple spider ring was a must have accessory at one, and at the other she wore herself out and began testing the floor for a comfortable position.

The Tackler hated pumpkin guts, but loved being Superman.

Able to jump from the top of playground equipment in a single bound. Kryptonite of pumpkin guts. He also missed half of the 2nd Spooktacular for repeated "poor choices" that morning.

UPDATED 11-1-11 with photo from Halloween:

The only time all four of us were close enough to have a photo the entire night.

We splintered apart about 10 minutes into trick-or-treating as The Tackler followed the older kids in "sprint mode" while Lil Diva took the "slow and steady and charming gets more candy" method. Both children were in heaven.

About Kelly K @ Dances with Chaos

Kelly K has learned the five steps to surviving of motherhood: 1) Don't get mad. Grab your camera. 2) Take a photograph. 3) Blog about it. 4) Laugh. 5) Repeat. She shares these tales at Dances with Chaos in order to preserve what tiny amount of sanity remains. You can also find her on her sister blog, Writing with Chaos (www.writingwithchaos.com) sharing memoir and engaging in her true love: fiction writing. It's cheaper than therapy.
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16 Responses to When Mommy Zombies Attack Superman

  1. Lance says:

    I dig the costumes. Yours is awesome!

    I like your little Superman. Hope they had fun.

    • They had so much fun. The Spooktaculars are a huge hit every year. The only down side this year was my son having to miss half of the one at my gym as punishment for not listening and then tripping his sister while in time out that morning.

      Hopefully he learned a lesson…

      Fun fact you might like about the Thriller top I’m wearing: that’s real blood.

  2. John says:

    I love the zombie makeup, Kelly – very, very well done.

    It’s trick-or-treating here, tonight. So, you better believe that my little dragon & little princess will be featured at DRAL in the near future.

  3. Elena Aitken says:

    Seriously, you make a frighteningly realistic zombie. That picture of you and Superman..priceless

    • My son totally sells it.

      The makeup was easy. I just highlighted the bags I always carry under my eyes and my self-injury to my forehead.

      It’s kinda scary to think I naturally look that close to a zombie state, given my terror of non-Thriller-dancing-zombies.

  4. educlaytion says:

    Superman is ripped! Love the zombie makeup.

  5. Jackie says:

    Your costume is pretty cool! Mine… somewhat lame since I just pulled a dress & cape out of the closet that I had made a few years ago for the renaissance festival.

    • This was actually the third year I’ve used that costume.

      The secret to making it cool? Cutting a layer of skin off your thumb while slicing your t-shirt and then using the t-shirt to stop the bleeding.

      Yes, that’s right. The blood you see on the shirt is real. And it’s mine.

      I bled to make that costume.

      This year I face-planted my forehead into my nightstand so I could have a great forehead mark.

      The things I do for my “art”…. unintentionally..

      I am sure you rocked your costume too!

  6. LOVE the outfits and you rock it all!
    great link ups for Halloween 🙂

  7. Your head wound came at a very opportune moment. I’m starting to think you planned it.

    Except I know better. 😉

  8. You look great!! There are very few moms who can rock a Halloween costume like you can! Oh and your kids are adorable too ;).

  9. Great costumes! Love the pictures.

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