October 31, 2013


Happy Halloween! This story comes to you from the Family Archives.

One September, we recieved one of those over-priced Halloween catalogs in the mail. (Curse on you, over-priced Halloween costumes that sneak into the mail in September, when I’ve forgotten about you!)

By the time you could say “Boo!” the girls had their hearts set on $100 per costume finery. I did what I always did when faced with a conundrum: I said, “Wait and ask Daddy.”

Heh. As if Daddy ever says “no.”

Miss M picked a very fancy, very odd costume–sort of a bat/cat/witch hybrid. She was quite pleased.

The day before Halloween, Miss D. blurted out in the middle of a math exam: “Hey Mrs. Lewis? Guess What? My sister is gonna be a  BITCH for Halloween!”

Bat+Cat+Witch=Bitch.  Get it?

Thank God Mrs. Lewis had a great sense of humor because she called me during her planning period and we had a wonderful cackle about it.

In honor of you, Readers–and bitches everywhere–Happy Halloween!

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Justine October 31, 2013 at 7:51 am

Hahahaha! I love it! My 4yo is into portmanteaus as well. I wonder if she would’ve come up with the same thing. Recently, she did call a frozen waffle that came with two pieces stuck together (so we could break it apart) a “twaffle” (twin + waffle) but of course the grownups were stuck on the twa… :-)

And yes, I know that catalog well. It goes straight in the trash before my girls could even get their hands on it.

Happy Halloween sweet mama! :-)


Annie October 31, 2013 at 8:24 am

She is totally adorable in that costume!


Kristen @ Motherese October 31, 2013 at 11:13 am

I love it! And I love Mrs. Lewis. And you too, my dear. Happy Halloween to you and the minxes! xo


ayala October 31, 2013 at 12:49 pm

I love it :) Happy Halloween to all of you :)


SuziCate October 31, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Gotta’ love a teacher with a sense of humor! She is adorable in her costume.


Rob October 31, 2013 at 6:31 pm

I love her costume and she is beautiful in it. You can see from her face how much she loved it!

The things kids say :)


Alison October 31, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Hahaha! That is actually rather brilliant.


Lisa @ The Meaning of Me October 31, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Awesome. Sounds like one Zilla would pull. Great costume.


Biz November 1, 2013 at 4:41 pm

I love being one of your Bitches! Happy Halloween to you and your family – a day late. :D


D. A. Wolf November 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm

And a very happy (post) halloween to all the bat-cat minxes in the house!


(Too cute.)


Barbara November 3, 2013 at 5:28 am

Well, I hope it didn’t set you back $100, but I must admit, she looks absolutely adorable in it. :)
Belated Happy Halloween to all the bat bitches out there.


Pamela November 3, 2013 at 4:20 pm

This is so funny!! Miss M looks adorable. Worth every penny.


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