So This Is Motherhood?

Friday, October 31, 2008

Today is Halloween. It is 8pm on a Friday night and I am sitting here with a glass of red wine getting ready to watch some trashy horror movie and go to bed. As relaxing as this sounds, it is also a bit depressing. I used to love Halloween. Not so much the dressing up (I was a sexy kitten 5 years in a row) but rather going out on Halloween. Throughout my husband's residency our best friends would throw a party that would make any fraternity boy jealous. We would drink until we could barely stand and it really was something that I looked forward to every year. Last year Liam was only 8 weeks old and the holiday just passed through my sleepless haze. 

This year I watched the torch get passed to my three younger sisters. All left in equally scandalous outfits (a St. Paulie's Girl, a Nurse, and Marie Antoinette) off to their respective parties and I was surprised at how it made me long for those days when I would be doing the same. 

Luckily I can take solace in the fact that tomorrow my head won't be feeling like it is on the verge of exploding. I won't be hunched over the toilet, and for once I will be able to remember the evening in its entirety. 

Oh yea, and I have this.

Really doesn't that make anything worth it? Cutest little shark I ever saw! 

Guess there is always next year. 


that girl ? said...

As Sharks go I would say he has to be the cutest ever! We never really celebrated Halloween here (being British and all that!) but since having SC it's all systems go! She was dressed as a Pumpkin for preschool and we bough her home early to go trick or treating to (just the one) neighbour! She then waited eagerly indoors for the big kids to come round and ran to the door every time like it was Christmas! When she came trotting into our room this morning (at 7.50 God Bless Her!) the first thing she asked was when are the next trick or treaters were coming!

Legally Brunette said...

Yes..definitely, you must party with us next year! And you won't even have to wait that long since our annual holiday soiree is v. soon. It's December 13, so mark your calendar! Hope you guys will be able to make it!

Kate said...

Hi Yummy Mummy-

Adorable shark he is! My name is Kate Toland and I am the Marketing Coordinator for Povo, an on-line local Wikipedia for the city of Boston. I am in the midst of organizing a forum for Boston bloggers that will be Tues. Nov. 11th and wanted to shoot you an invite. If interested, e-mail me at and I will send it to you, it is going to be an interesting event. Love your blog!

Thanks, Kate