Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Blogapooloza - Halloween is Right Around the Corner


There are pumpkins in these photos - at least two of them. Vampire Mickey - is a pumpkin head, we decorated this guy for a pumpkin carving contest. He blends Disney and Horror in one pumpkin head.









It's been a long time since my kids went trick-or-treating. But here are a couple of my favorite photos from way back when. Jacob was only 3 and he wanted to be a mean dinosaur. When we told him he was soooo cute - that really made him mad. Luke has always loved Wolverine and Kara never wanted to be an angel.

Jacob always says if acting and/or art don't work out for him, he might go back to school and try medicine. A Mom can only hope. . .

I want to encourage all of you to do two things:
1. Visit lots of other blogs and make comments.
2. Enter the drawing on Angela Nickerson's blog for one of three fabulous goodie bags just click on the Blogapalooza below.

NOW ON TO MY BLOGAPALOOZA POST:

"You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twillight Zone!" Narrated by Rod Serling

Well, almost . . .

We were driving to Reno.

Imagine a station wagon filled with nine kids, heading off on a 13 hour drive – or an eternity of “Are we there – yet?”s.

Dad didn’t like to stop. Finally, when everyone’s bladder was about to burst, we pulled into a gas station to refuel and unload some human liquid. Mom and I rushed to the women’s door but just as we were about to go in, a little girl pushed her way ahead of us and ran in. We waited and waited . . . and waited some more. Finally, Mom started knocking on the door, saying, “Are you all right?”

I was the one who wasn’t all right, my bladder was literally about to explode. Finally, Mom tried the doorknob and the little girl was gone. She’d disappeared. We looked around and couldn’t find her anywhere. I still HAD to go. So Mom stood directly in front of me, watching me go, and even kept the door slightly open – just in case some alternate dimension opened up and tried to swallow me down into the toilet.

We never did find out what happened to that little girl. And Mom always said, “We’d entered the Twilight Zone.”

19 comments:

ICQB said...

Ooh, how spooky! And how sad for that little girl to feel the need to haunt a gas station restroom!

Thanks for the spooky tale.

Sara Cox Landolt said...

we love roadtrips, but I've seen far too many gas station bathrooms... scary story!

TattingChic said...

Oh, that is wierd! What happened to her!?!

sruble said...

That is so weird! Cute pictures of your kids in their costumes!

Angela K. Nickerson said...

That's creepy! And in a gas station bathroom -- doubly creepy! Thanks for participating in Blogapalooza!

Scintilla said...

Gee did anyone come looking for her?
Reminds me of the weeping ghost in the Harry Potter bathroom !

adrienne said...

How eerie! Although nine kids on a thirteen hour drive is a scary enough story!

David Batista said...

Ha, great pics! I missed out on the whole trick or treating experience growing up.

And, oh, that story is doubly scary considering you had a witness. So it wasn't just in your head!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

THAT is weird. How very very odd...

Rena said...

She probably got sucked down the toilet. Very freaky, but it can happen. ;)

Meredith Teagarden said...

Okay, that was weird!

Kelly said...

Those photos are precious! I love their expressions!
Gas station bathrooms CAN be scary!

Brenda said...

OMG! that is spooky...maybe there was a secret door...or maybe it was your bladder running ahead of you...grin...

Karen K. Kennedy said...

Very weird. But maybe she just didn't want to be the 10th kid in your station wagon!

Jessie V said...

yikes!! that gives a new meaning to stopping to use the restroom. (cue scary music)...

Kim Kasch said...

Later, I thought maybe she was the gas station owner's daughter and maybe there was a secret door we didn't see - at least that's what I hope.

;-)

Ello said...

Oh my gosh! I love those photos! They are way too cute!

So Friday I have to go trick or treating and get to confiscate all the candy that I want to eat first!! hee heee!

Kim Kasch said...

Ello: I don't call it confiscating - I used to tell the kids "It's like you are royalty and I'm the food tester - to make sure there's no poison." Oh wait, that might scare little kids... Mawhahaha ;D Isn't that what Halloween's all about???

3rdEyeMuse said...

the Twilight Zone opening totally set the right tone! that is a pretty spooky one ... do you think she was a ghostie? or just had a secret door?

ps - love the costume pics. :)