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Saturday, November 3, 2012

What A Mother Will Do For Her Son


Once upon a time there was a boy who loved Halloween.  He loved it so much he would spend months figuring out what he wanted to be and then he would start working on his costume.


He spent hours with a friend building a shield and a boomerang.  He then came to his mother and asked her to do the sewing part.  His mother, despite being the wicked witch of the west, had a soft place in her heart or a lapse in her memory of the gnashing of teeth from every year previous sewing costumes for her little boy, agreed.

The wicked witch of the west began sewing her little boy's (who isn't a little boy any longer) costume.  She started with some boots, then she made a belt, and a belty thingy to go over the shoulder to hold a sword.  Then she started on the red dressy thingy only we don't call it a dress because it is on a boy who is very much all boy.  Knowing her boy is all boy the wicked witch of the west sewed some shorts to go under the dress but isn't a dress thing because this boy especially doesn't know how to hold his knees together.  Lastly, the hat.

As in years past there was much gnashing of teeth and allergies making eyes watery as the wicked witch of the west had much pain in her lower back after hours and hours spent hunched over her sewing machine.


She resolved that she would quit and never sew another costume in her life ever again as she is NOT a sewer........ but alas........  the little boy knew how to melt the wicked witches hard and crusty heart by coming over to her many a time and putting his arms around the witch would tell her how much he loved her and how proud he was of her for doing something hard and he thought the costume was perfect and that she was doing a good job.  The wicked witch loved her son so much that she cast a spell upon him and transformed him into a little elf.  Pointy ears and all........  You might recognize this little elf.......  enter the land of Zelda and you will see a red Link.  A red Link who conquers all!  Which is why they lived happily ever after.

THE END!

22 comments:

  1. Love the costume...
    Love even more the story behind the costume. Somehow I sense more of a Glenda in this post than the Wicked Witch.
    Treasured moments and treasured memories make it all worthwhile.
    Thanks for the happily-ever-after...

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    1. Made all the more happily ever after with the candy he is sharing with me!!

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  2. Why do you call yourself a wicked witch? And the costume looks great!!

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    1. Because I have a green face, brown teeth, a long warty nose, and I ride a broom. Oh! And I cook from a cauldron. That kind of gave it away. :D

      Thank you!!!

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  3. The not dress I could have handled, but the leathery bits...wow! You must be magical of some sort to pull those off! And how sweet that your little...errr, big elf was so appreciative and supportive....more magic!

    Sorry your back wasn't feeling the magic. Confiscated chocolate might help....

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    1. Oh, and what a difference in weather for your Halloween and mine...we had Snow-loween...go check.

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    2. I know!!! It is a difference!! We are still 70's early this week. Later we drop a bit but this is just crazy and knowing that you out east are having a time of it......... crazy.

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    3. Note to self: Next time back hurts........ confiscate chocolate cuz Donna says so.

      DONE!

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    4. OK...so some of the Natives won't be thrilled to meet me next time....I'll have to come bearing chocolate!

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    5. They'll love you. I know they will. Bearing chocolate or not.

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  4. So it's a dress but not a dress with shorts?
    I understand :)
    Mr. Red Link came over to my house and bragged about you for quite some time :D
    Then Mr. Green Link decided to join in and made his mom very happy too :)

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    1. Oh good! I love it when goodness washes off on each other!! Happy all around!

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  5. That costume is awesome! I'm not sure how you did this but I want one too! (JK) You never made mention of those ears. Did you sew those ears on? Tee Hee. That would be cool. And you are not wicked. Stop calling yourself wicked. He looks so proud in that thing. I hope he scored some extra candy-points!

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    1. Mr. M is of the elfin magical world. He was born with those ears. :)

      I'd love to sew you such a costume but Link doesn't come in zebra or leopard print. ;)

      Whiiiiiine. Why can't I call myself wicked and evil??? They have all the fun!!!

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  6. That's hilarious. Lawson always wants me to do something big, and when he was little I would just buy something because I am Lazy. I could justify the purchase because he would play dress up for ages. Now, I make him create his own costume. This year it was a mummy. I cut strips of cloth out of t-shirts, he wound them around his body, and sis did him make up. He achieved a weird zombie mummy effect, but it worked. ;)

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    1. That is how all of my other Natives have been! They are good with coming up with their own stuff but this one...... nope. He's got it all figured out and mom somehow ends up at the sewing machine grinding her teeth!

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  7. You made a Link costume!!!! I adore you! My children adore you! You have some magical powers, my friend, to sew up a costume like that. So fabulous.

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    1. I adore you for knowing who Link is!!!!! :D

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  8. Are they allowed to turn the tables on us like that and tell us they are proud of US?

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  9. I do not have the great heart and willpower of this WW of the W! My children were forced to peruse the costume box and the wardrobes of their siblings. However, I did buy them a lifetime supply of face paints and that compensated for my lack of WW of the W skill and determination . . . sort of.

    One of my Activity Day girls showed up as a Trash Bag on Halloween. If confronted with these challenges in the future, suggest the Trash Bag costume. (It's disposable.)

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    1. All of the other Natives get away with the face paint and trash bags. This one...... well...... what can I say. :D

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