"I think if human beings had genuine courage, they'd wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween. Wouldn't life be more interesting that way? And now that I think about it, why the heck don't they? Who made the rule that everybody has to dress like sheep 364 days a year? Think of all the people you'd meet if they were in costume every day. People would be so much easier to talk to... like talking to dogs." ~Douglas Coupland, The Gum Thief RRC: Dress Up Dress Up... I loved playing dress up as a child! If it wasn't me putting on the fancy dress, then it was me putting the fancy clothes on my Barbie doll. I had a pretty extensive wardrobe for her! Shoes, coats, blouses, pants... you name it, she had it hanging in her well organized closet! Sometimes, when I think about how all her clothes were always put back in the correct places in her closet, I think that might have been the beginning of the organizational skills I pride myself on today! LOL. In the 80's, when I was working, I always took a couple hours on Sunday afternoons to prepare 5 complete outfits for the coming work week, complete with accessories.
At the time I thought it was so I could grab just a little extra sleep, but looking back, I think it might have been me being just a little bit obsessive compulsive about being ready for work! LOL. Either way... I did have a little extra time to sleep, and I was never late for work, so it all worked out. And today, I still embrace those skills, but I am not O/C about it! LOL. Well, not much! Anyway, about the challenge, I decided to embrace my love for Halloween, and my love of costumes, both for me and for the kitties. Elvis was very fond of wearing hats, and costumes, and little tank tops, but Dylan and Hendrix not so much! Hendrix doesn't mind, but Dylan is his own person! If a cat person is reading this, you know exactly what I mean! I just let my kids be who they are. Simple as that! Next Halloween, I might try a costume on Joey, just to see how it goes, we'll see. Like I said, I let them be who they are. I have enough love of the holiday for all of us! My Dress Up Gallery... Halloween 2008 Hendrix The Clown
Halloween 2009 Dylan The Hot Dog
Halloween 2013 Carly The Rubber Duck
April 4th 2014 Blair The 2014 Chevrolet Spark The Sock Monkey
Oh yeah, about the sock monkey photos, yep, that is a sock monkey seat cover. I purchased it for the driver's side of my new car. I bought it last Wednesday, and in keeping with tradition, I some seat covers to keep my car as nice as possible! It helps when the inevitable day comes for trading it in on a new one! I chose the sock monkey seat cover for two reasons. First, I own another Chevy Spark and I love it, all except for the fact that the head rest doesn't quite hit the back of my head the way it does others, so I end up with a strained neck from no support.
The stuffed sock monkey head on this seat cover provides the perfect support for me. NO MORE NECK ACHES! It's not easy being short! LOL. And the second reason... simple... I love stuffed animals. LOL. Yes, even as I toddle off to the tomb, I still love and collect stuffed animals, mostly teddy bears, but the occasional sock monkey is a good too! Okay, that's my post, now go see what everyone else came up with! Just click the link at the top of the post to be redirected to the Round Robin blog, where you can find the list of participants, and their links, and all the information you need to join in the photo challenge!