I was completely stumped last night and this morning as to what to write about or post today. I've been trying to think of something that I can post every Sunday that is relatively simple. I don't want to spend a ton of time on weekend posts.
I came up with the idea of finding old photos that I love or evoke special memories. I like the idea, but I can't come up with a catchy title. I'm all about a catchy title!
Memory Lane Sunday?
Looking Back to Start the Week?
The Times I Failed as a Mom?
I'll work on a title. In the meantime, I'm sharing this photo.
Smurf and Puppy Smurf.
I attended a lunch with friends yesterday, and for some reason, I brought up this memory. Let me preface by saying I know I'm a good mom, but I am definitely a "cut the corners" type of girl. I rarely go all out on things like Halloween, class parties, birthdays, or events. I just don't have the personality to focus on the small details like a great Pinterest photo. Oh, and I hate the process of figuring out Halloween costumes.
This picture was taken when Hudson was in Preschool and Evan was in 2nd grade. Evan wanted to be a Smurf for Halloween. We bought a Smurf hat, a blue nose, and face paint. I figured it was good enough and he wore his Smurf shirt and some white baseball pants.
Hudson wanted to be a Smurf because his brother was a Smurf, but Brother was all, "I don't want him to copy me!" Earlier in the week, Hudson's teacher outfitted each child as a Dalmation puppy for Red Ribbon Week. I compromised with the boys, threw Hudson's puppy outfit on him and painted his face blue. The face paint was really the only thing Hudson wanted, so it was a win!
And thus was created Smurf and Puppy Smurf. Puppy Smurf is totally a thing! I beat myself up at times for scraping by in the mom department, but when I look at the photo, both boys are obviously happy, they are both pretty cute, and it gives me a pretty good memory to laugh about.
**The boys would go on to win an award in the Halloween costume at school when they were both in 3rd grade. Evan was a tomato and Hudson was a crash test dummy. I am convinced they are not going to remember the fact that I threw half-baked Smurf and Puppy Smurf together at the last minute!