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Do These Make Me Look Smarter?

Glasses

I’ll Look After You, Bro, Always

brothers play doctor

Watch Out

helmet

Dress Up Day

dress up

Rock ‘n Roll Mama

converse

My husband and I live for music. We met at the infamous Electric Lounge and spent years attending every music show we could. We even worked in bars to get our fix cheaper. Even now, decades later, our ideal date night is to head out in a cab–sucking down five-hour energy drinks–to see one of our local faves from years gone by like The Pocketfishermen or The Hickoids. Or you might find us enjoying a bottle of wine while happily dissecting an old album from our youth–ZZ Top, Adam Ant, The Clash or The James Gang.

So when my son, in his 10th year, expressed a desire to play drums, I was ecstatic. Drummers are my personal weakness. I dreamed of playing the drums; instead I married a drummer–close enough.

I could already see it: my son, a hard-rockin’, tattoed, bad-ass drummer, going on tour with some mid-grade band, barely scrapping by, living at home when he wasn’t touring, eating our groceries, bumming money. Some moms wish for suits and ties, a home in the burbs, a good wife and a couple of kids. Here I am, gunning for sex, drugs and rock-and-roll.

Ever So Graceful

ballet

“Hi, Mama. I’m Just Putting Hair Clips in My Hair.”

hair-clips

Watch Out Britney…

princess

Forget Superman…. I Want to be Green Lantern!

green lantern

El Lego Bandito

Lego Bandito

Potty Training Costume

Potty training hero

Potty training can be extremely frustrating—beyond frustrating even. Sometimes, when you least expect it, you are able to capture such an innocent moment in a child’s life, and it makes everything you went through so totally worth it.

Victory!

Victory! boy with sword

All Dressed Up

AllDressedUp

On Being the Mother of a Fashionista

Fashionista

Far and away the most emotional and potentially meltdown-inducing component of my three-and-a-half-year-old daughter’s existence is her wardrobe. She is in a near-constant state of pondering outfits, trying on clothes, and fretting, weeping and screaming if they are not “just right.” In this case I know the apple fell far from the tree because I

Robin, where are my underpants?

Batman and Robin au naturale

So many pumpkins…

so-many-pumpkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This house protected by Ice Ninja.

Ninja costume - Great Moments in Parenting

home costume creation…obey your robot!

Who needs store-bought costumes when you can make this?

Dust and laundry beware: robot’s here for you!

Costume Mash up

Costume mashup

watch out!

Watch out for this fierce batman this Halloween!

Watch out! This batman boy looks pretty powerful!