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Party all the time

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On Friday, my daughter threw her third annual Halloween bash that included an inordinate amount of hairspray and the disturbing confirmation: Like Mother, Like Daughter. [Insert evil cackle here.] [photopress:IMG_7899.jpg,full,pp_image]

We also played games such as Pin Pick the Nose on the Pumpkin, indulged in devilish epicurean creations including my green slime chocolate fountain, read a haunting story with Dora the Explorer who made a celebrity appearance and had a free-for-all civilized candy hunt in our backyard.

No children were harmed in the throwing of the celebration. However, there was one tired mama at the end of it all. Between the party, trips and the continuous barrage of Rockies games, it has been a very long time since we have just stayed home and relaxed.

I called my husband to ask if we could do just that. Now, something you need to understand is he is usually the one who, after his long work day, is harassed by your truly to go out. This time, The Man took full advantage of our role reversal.

“…and so I thought we could just stay in tonight.”

“Stay in, Amber? We’ve done nothing but stay in. I want to go play”

“But I’m really tired.”

Tired? Aren’t you the one who always says ‘I am sick of being at home. We need to go out and do something. The kids need a break. Let’s go for a walk. Super Target is having a sale. Let’s go spy on the neighbors. Blah blah blah blah blah.'”

Note: The Man’s mimicking was executed in a high-pitched voice that I assure you I do not possess. Except for when it was a particularly shrill-inducing kind of day.

After several minutes of this, I finally sighed and waved my white flag.

“OK, Jamie you win. So what do you want to do? ”


So tell us what Halloween-related “somethings” you have been up to!

[photopress:rockies.gif,thumb,pp_image] P.S. My sympathies go to the Rockies and their fans. For once, I just wish that McDad guarantee had panned out….

Amber Johnson
Author: Amber Johnson

Amber is the founder and editor of Mile High Mamas. She is a passionate community builder and loves the outdoors. She has two awesome teens and is happily married to a man obsessed with growing The Great Pumpkin.

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  • comment avatar loralee October 29, 2007

    HA! Isn’t that how it usually goes!!!

    BTW-I’m curious about not having web site linkage on the comments? Some of the commenter’s have great snark to them and I want to know if they blog.

  • comment avatar elasticwaistbandlady October 29, 2007

    I made costumes for my kids Halloween festivities. Including a hand-painted donut, a booger on a Kleenex, the world’s first vampire Elvis impersonator, and me who went as a Rubber Chicken Factory worker.

    The only party I’d throw is a Laundry Folding Party or a Scrub My Toilet! gala.

  • comment avatar Amber October 29, 2007

    Elastic: A booger? A rubber chicken factory worker? I have missed my costume calling in life.

  • comment avatar Lisa October 29, 2007

    Elastic, I want to see pictures!

  • comment avatar Dana October 29, 2007

    Don’t you guys look so cute!!!

  • comment avatar Gina October 29, 2007

    So did you and your witch side kick cast an evil spell on the Rockies?? :o) J/K. It’s me…I have bad luck when it comes to Colorado. I didn’t win that Colorado house contest (Remember?) and I couldn’t even goad the Rockies into beating the Soxs. I’m Coloardo hopeless.

  • comment avatar Amber October 29, 2007

    If only our witchcraft DID work to help the Rockies!

  • comment avatar Kari October 29, 2007

    A green chocolate fountain? Now I would like to see that!

  • comment avatar Crunchy Domestic Goddess October 29, 2007

    Cute pic! Sounds like a great party. We did a Halloween parade and trick-or-treating in Longmont. 🙂

  • comment avatar Candace October 29, 2007

    That conversation sounds painfully familiar. Are you sure our husbands aren’t long-lost brothers?

  • comment avatar Melissa October 29, 2007

    You are such a good mom. My kids wanted to have a party and I laughed at them. What? Create more work for myself? Bring more children into my home to load them up with sugar and listen to them go crazy till their parents show up? Nope. Not at this house. I know – I’m bah humbug.

  • comment avatar Amber October 29, 2007

    “Bah humbug?” Wrong season, dearie! And who said I loaded THE KIDS up on sugar? What about me? 🙂

  • comment avatar Diana Joy October 29, 2007

    Hi Amber!!!
    Love the pics!!!!
    Thanks sooooo much for stopping by =) You have no idea how much I needed your support!!!
    I am healing wonderfully and am already back to work. I will soon have a ton of pics of my little ones 😛 It has been tooooo long and the camera is full!!! lol
    God bless,
    Diana Joy

  • comment avatar KarenJ October 29, 2007

    Still chuckling over your husband. We are the opposite of the two of you. All I want to do when my man gets home is VEG!

  • comment avatar Jon October 29, 2007

    This is a very calcuated move on your husband’s part. He is just establishing his position…that he really does wear the pants. But in the end lets you get your own way.

  • comment avatar Jon October 29, 2007

    P.S. I am the master of this. At least that’s what I try to tell myself.

  • comment avatar Amber October 29, 2007

    Yes, I think all men try to tell themselves that. 🙂

  • comment avatar Gretchen October 29, 2007

    Nothing! We were going to go to Boo at the Zoo on Sunday. The idea of fighting the crowds and looking for parking kept us at home, though.

    Your party sounded like so much fun.

  • comment avatar wendy on Oahu October 30, 2007

    We had a dress up party on Saturday, which inspired me to get 3 of my 4 kids’ costumes done! I still need to work on costume #4 for child #1….

    What do the birds sing on Halloween?

    Twick or Tweet!

  • comment avatar Amber October 30, 2007

    For anyone who noticed, this picture of Haddie and me is on the homepage of today. And I was especially thrilled when it mentioned my “witch’s blog.” At least now it’s official.

  • comment avatar guide December 14, 2008

    evades,whipping osmosis Dickerson stretchers.- Tons of interesdting stuff!!!

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