|I want to eat your soul!|
My son and I were visiting her a couple of weeks ago and out of curiosity, I asked her if she still had that tree. It seems like almost every kid in my family was scared shitless of it. I think my mom just likes scaring young children! One of my nephews, who was around my son's age at that time, ran away and hid! He kept telling us "eyes, eyes" and my mom had to put the tree away because it scared him so bad.
I was wondering whether or not my little one would be afraid of it, so perhaps I take a little after my mother, believe me dear readers, I am shuddering over that thought! On the other hand, the way I see it, my son is accustomed to seeing things you normally don't see in normal people's houses. By this, I mean cute decorations with the occasional skull or bat, maybe a few gargoyles, nothing that could potentially harm him later on. Perhaps this won't make me "Mom of the year" but my curiosity got the better of me.
His reaction? Turns out, my son was not afraid of the tree. Out of several children, including family members and neighborhood kids, he was the only one who liked it. He loved it so much, he would dance around whenever it would play. My mom offered to give it to us but we declined. We knew he would play the thing so often we would be tempted to throw it out the window by the end of the day. It was better left at Grandma's for him to play with it and drive her crazy over there! Besides, my mom should be happy. At least one kid likes that frigging thing!
Now for the big hair and party outfit. This is what I wore to my company's Christmas party. It was a lovely evening, although, I wasn't quite fond of the electronic dance music they played. I swear it had the same beat and rhythm all night! It was nice talking to co-workers out of the office although I wish I didn't have to yell while doing so.