I will be having a small surgery Saturday to remove an abnormal mole and the surrounding area off my face. Eek! I know. I’m completely freaked out about it and can’t seem to relax. I’m ready for it to be over with. Hopefully by this time next week I won’t be crying because my face is unrecognizable.
Day 4 of the Gratitude chain I’m doing on Facebook. I decided to share here today. I am grateful for the right to vote. June 4, 1920 was when the key vote happened. Interesting to see the way the vote went down. The Ayes included 36 (82%) Republicans and 20 (54%) Democrats. The Nays comprised 8 (18%) Republicans and 17 (46%) Democrats. I enjoyed looking over several of the photos from the suffrage movement. I want to celebrate by blowing a horn like Rose Sanderson in this photo from a suffragists demonstration in February 1913. I am concerned about the woman behind her who looks like she has pantyhose over her whole head. My mind is racing with all sorts of explainations and one includes the Doctor.
I see there was something to be said about the starvation method of protesting.
It is hard to read the cartoon. TITLE: The steadfast suffragette: there was method in her starvation
CAPTIONS: “Come now, lass! Eat a bit, eat a bit!”
“Oh, I say! Eat a bit, eat a bit, lass!”
“What? Not yet? Oh, come, lass! Eat a bit.”
“My word, lass! But this not eating is ‘orrible, you know!”
“One good pull, girls, and I’ll be with you.”
“Oh, I say, you know! That’s no way to act, you know! See what I’ve got for you!”
Basically the cartoon is saying suffragettes starved to be able to escape.
This one cracks me up “Take the beam out of your own eye!” I’m going to start using that one. The next time someone cuts me off in traffic I’ll yell, “Take the beam out of your own eye!” It will be better than the occasional naughty word which slips out into my daughter’s ears.
Every year my daughter goes with me to vote. This year she said she had to potty as soon as we entered the building. Afterwards, she declared to the entire room “I went potty!” Everyone congratulates my daughter on something which happened behind closed doors. Which made me think it was a lot like voting. Everyone declares they have voted behind a curtain and are congratulated even though no one really wants to know what happened in the voting booth.
I LOVE Halloween! I really do! But I have a child who is sensitive to dyes. As in after her daddy let her have a few dye filled candies yesterday and I let her have the treats (orange cupcake, cheese balls) that her dance class provided, today she had a screaming meltdown which lasted over an hour. The whole time in Michael’s, 30 minutes in the parking lot trying to calm her down enough to get her in the car seat, all the way home and 20 minutes at home. I thought a guy in the parking lot was calling the cops on me because she was screaming so bad as I tried to put her in the car seat. It was awful. So no more. I can’t take it. Absolutely no red dye tomorrow.
What is a Halloween loving momma to do for her Halloween loving daughter? Enter the new Switch Witch tradition. I went to a couple of the dollar stores and got a cauldron and a handful of toys, hair bows and games. Before bed I will have her place her trick or treat bag on the kitchen table in the witch’s cauldron. In the morning all the candy (I’ll let her keep a few pieces of chocolate) will be replaced with the prizes.
I think it will be a fun way to keep the candy out of her hands. There are several ways to take care of the candy. Several dentist offices do have programs where you can exchange the candy for dental supplies and/or cash. I’m sending mine to a friend who is currently deployed.
Full Disclosure: I didn’t come up this idea on my own. I read about it somewhere and thought it was a great idea. A big thank you to the genius behind it.
Glee made Mash Up songs into a delightful art, my daughter will be tackling the Mash Up Costume. Seriously! I am betting next year Mash Up Costumes will be all the rage. My toddler is such a trendsetter.
It started so innocently. She said she wanted to be a bat for Halloween. I sighed a big sigh of relief because I was positive she was going to want to be Peppa Pig and I thought a bat costume would be so much easier than a pig costume. Then I found the world’s most adorable pig costume for $8 at a thrift store. I thought I could convince her to be Peppa Pig but nope. She still was insisting on being a bat but I had already bought the pig. So we compromised. I found this brilliant tutorial on a bat wing shrug over at My Poppet! A bat wing shrug! And that is how my daughter has become Peppa Pig dressed as a bat for Halloween.
This morning she informed me she now wants to be a mermaid. I said NO!
What do you think would make a great Mash Up Costume?
In what can only be described as a stroke of genius, my husband decided that for the costume party he will be a pig and I will be a bat. Get it? I’m so excited this year.