I’m flashing back today with Deb over at Web Savvy Mom. Back to good old 1985. ish. Or so.
Pictured here is my BFF & neighbor, Jennifer. She was Madonna for Halloween that year. And me? I’m the dorky juice box. I’m practically drooling over her costume, as the two of us had spent many an hour crooning the “Like a Virgin” lyrics into our hairbrushes every day after school. Jennifer’s mom also kept a giant box of Blow Pops around, so it was super fun to hang out over there. Don’t laugh, girls–you know you did it, too!
Anyvirgin, my jealousy is palpable. Note the envious expression on my face. I may as well be eyeing a plate of french fries I’m about to devour—because I wanted to be her. Not just her, my friend….I wanted to be Madonna. But I wasn’t cool or creative enough, my mom only knew how to make costumes out of boxes (which were a bitch to walk in, by the way—my knees knocking on the cardboard), and let’s face it– I wasn’t ready to channel my inner Madonna just yet.
But now? With Halloween merely weeks away (and in case it wasn’t already crystal clear, it’s my FAVORITE holiday), CIP under my belt, my skeletons coming out of the closet, and Abby teasing me with her Madonna shirt which she insists upon wearing every day it’s clean….
Confession # 1: I may or may not have dragged my innocent daughters into a seedy costume shop in the hood that had actual black iron bars over the windows.
Confession # 2: I may or may not have encouraged said children to follow me into the musty, dank, mildewy-smelling basement to look for Madonna garb.
Confession # 3: I may or may not have actually enlisted the help of a salesperson to assist me in assembling the perfect Madge ensemble.
Confession # 4: I may or may not have made several purchases. Said hypothetical purchases shall not be revealed until the week of Halloween. I will, however, complain that I’ve been unable to locate any of those jelly bracelets. If you know where I can get my hands on some, contact me IMMEDIATELY! Silly Bandz are not gonna cut it. I found some on Ebay, but I’m not sure they’re THE jelly bracelets. Help!
Who are you channeling this Halloween? And how can I convince my husband to dress up this year? Furthermore, what should he be?