She tried to her best to feel her "inner nerd",
but it just kept coming out as "Diva" instead.
So summoning all of the 3 and a half years of University acting training
(I took it seriously folks)
and the six years of teaching thirteen and fourteen year olds,
I decided a nerd tutorial was needed.
Her effort was impressive, but I felt she could do better.
So first we warmed up with her sizzling like bacon on the front lawn.
Then we worked on the eyes and stance.
Now I felt, she was moving in the right direction.
And finally after
hours a few minutes of fine tuning,
I think she was able to finally find the nerd I knew she was holding in.
Her sister very patiently waited in the wings.
Somehow the sesame street song,
one of these things is not like the other
keeps running through my head.
We finally set out after some slight negotiations,
to get them into some warm winter clothing.
Voices may have been raised.
It wasn't pretty.
But it was very, verrrry ccccold.
Eldest stayed home for the first time,
wrapped around the candy bowl, and her Physics textbook,
She ended up handing out candy to the five kids that come to our door.
Did I mention it's cold here?
But "My" kids somehow didn't seem to mind.
I'm not quite sure what motivated them?
But they seemed very happy to go trick or treating.
Very. very. happy.
And in case you were wondering...
We had our Nerd and our Cirque de Soleil Boa Bird.
The Agronomist was a cross between Raggedy Ann and a trucker;
and I was a Happy Witch, channelling my deer caught in the headlights pumpkin self.
Eldest? She of course was the Paparazzi : )
This Wordful Wednesday Post will be linking up with Parenting By Dummies, Seven Clown Circus, Live and Laugh Outloud, Better In Bulk, Dagmar's Momsense, Toronto Teacher Mom, Mommy Moment, Five Minutes For Mom and Project Alicia.