Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Wordless or Wordful? Take Your Pick...


On one hand, I think this is the perfect candidate for Wordless Wednesday, because there simply are no words to adequately explain/justify/excuse this. (Wordless fans: Note photo. The End.)

NOW, on the other hand, I feel a strong need to somehow explain away any culpability I may have had in this. Or to keep typing until I feel certain everyone's mouths are no longer hanging agape. Or to perhaps distance myself from my youngest son, and his maddening tendency to think exceedingly outside of the box. This is where Wordful comes into play. 

But, by scouring the stores, picking out the perfect pair of fairy wings, and lovingly adjusting his tiara before he walked out the door, I have to admit that I did somewhat endorse and embrace this Fairy Princess Cow of mine. He was a big hit around the neighborhood, although I think most of the older folks assumed he was a girl. The dog did try to suckle a couple of times, but I only caught the cow mindlessly fondling his udders once. 

This may very well be his last year trick or treating, so at least he went out with a bang. Or a moo. Listen, I won't lie and say I wasn't relieved when he turned down my offering of a little blush and lip gloss. His eyes widened as he said, in pure bovine disgust, "Heck no, that's girly!

Moo, indeed.

If you are offended, blame Angie. She lured me into these fun Wordful Wednesdays with her awesome fabulousness, and I'm not leaving. 

                                           

And I am crossing my fingers that the folks at Wordless Wednesday will give me one more chance to behave!

57 comments:

angie said...

Oh my stars. LOVE it. Love the costume, but mostly, love the words that you presented it with. Your prose today made me oh so happy. :)

Kristina P. said...

Wow, that is SOME picture, there.

Lorina said...

Haha.. that's great. I love the picture!

Denise said...

He does have a creative side, doesnt he? I loved it!

Joy said...

How funny

Not sure how I have missed your Wordful wed. posts before I jumped in on it a little while back

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

out with a bang for sure!

Kacey R. said...

HILARIOUS! I love it!

jori-o said...

Good for him to go out with a bang. Or a moo! HAHA! Too funny!

Jay @halftime lessons said...

jesus...look at the udder on that kid..thats not right.

Jay @halftime lessons said...

Mostly, I wish you lived closer...I love your family, and Ive never met them.

And with my paying higher taxes tomorrow to pay for additional healthcare for other people who already HAVE free healthcare I pay for, and paying for an even larger government than the bloatwhale we have now, and handing over increased income I make to people who dont make as much, I dont imagine I will be flying in to come over for dinner soon.

Not that I was invited.

Jay @halftime lessons said...

Have I told you I love your writing?

Mamarazzi said...

H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S!!

I love that he was so offended by the idea of a littel blush and lisptick...way too funny!!

Tony said...

Wow, that is a quite disturbing get up. I don't know if I can blog the thougths I had for fear of hurting the innocent, but please get the poor boy out of that damn hideous thing before you have to send him and or yourself to thousands in therapy sessions. which to Jay's pooint ain't going to be so easy anymore. I too enjoy your writing skills.

jill jill bo bill said...

That is the funniest thing EVER!!! The fondling cracked me up. You are a hoot!

Cecily R said...

Holy CRUMBS, you both make me laugh...good and heartily too, I might add.

Rock on Fairy Princess Cow. And his mom.

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

Too funny! I love it!!

Rachel said...

This pic is COMPLETELY awesome. Humor must run in your family!

Wendyburd1 said...

ROFL! I love the pic, he is ONE brave boy...or has some inner talent yet to be revealed!! I can't believe the udders! LOL!

Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

Oh that pictures may come back to haunt him someday! His first date with a girl would be a good time to get it out! Too funny!
Love the name of your blog.....yes dirty (smelly) socks and pizza is my life also! :)

Dayna said...

Great costume....you should be pleased he has such a great imagination!

stefanie said...

That was worth the wait. He's charming. Outside the box thinking, indeed.

Susie said...

That's a great Halloween costume!!

Maureen Hayes said...

What a riot!! Thank your stars he is secure and wonderful.

Maureen
http://beingchronicallyillisapill.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Creativity ... children should be allowed to express themselves. I love it. A magical WW to you!

Drama Mama said...

omg! THAT is sooo FUNNY! Quite a creation..that is for sure!

Michelle said...

LOL! That is classic!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hah. Hey, if it's his last Halloween might as well give the neighborhood something to remember. Where did you get an idea?

jenn3 said...

Haha. This is the best Wordless/Wordful Wednesday picture I've seen today. Very funny.

sassy stephanie said...

How funny!

Joy said...

Yea we have a good sized yard then our neighbor has a big one that they don't ever get out in (she is older) and then an empty field so we have alot of space to run around in in the back. One reason we LOVE our house

CrackerJacks said...

Such a fashion statement! lOL!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Yay!! We did get to see the costume! This is why I joined WW this week. haha "but I only caught the cow mindlessly fondling his udders once." *ROFL*

Lorie said...

Hysterical....not just the picture but the description that you wrote to go with it.

Eudea-Mamia said...

That udder scares me!! And I'm surrounded by them.

Em

Kameron said...

That is awesome. You can't stifle their imagination. It is way too funny to let them be strange!!

Liz said...

I LOVE this picture!! It looks like you are truly blessed with an energetic and exciting little guy!! It must have been a riot seeing him walking around the neighborhood!!

Lindsay said...

Oh that's hilarious...and princess cow. Interesting - so that's what I have to look forward too, ey?? :-)

Joyce said...

You've got a creative kiddo there! Very funny. :)

manic mariah said...

LOving the hair. Really, it's so 80's

Kim said...

That is absolutely hilarious! The wig and his pose is great! btw, your comment on my blog cracked me up!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Awesome costume! I love to see a creative kid.

Jen said...

that is awesome! great photo and I was cracking up at him, "mindlessly foundling his utters". LOL!

Mc Allen said...

aahahahahahaaaa, the dog tried to suckle a few times, I laughed right out loud!! That boy's got pinache!!! LA

Lorie said...

I love it! How funny. And I think it is great that he enjoyed it while being different.

Jaime said...

Hahaha! This is truly hilarious! Love the costume, love your words!

Mandy said...

That's great!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Susan said...

So funny and creative!
I think there is a female cow on Back to the Barnyard that has blonde hair but certainly no tiara.

Laura said...

That is so funny!

Casey's trio said...

He certainly did go out with a moo! Perfect wordful wednesday post.

hippos toes said...

He is FABULOUS!! Mooaaarvelous!!!

Straight to Your Hart said...

That is UTTERly..hilarious!!! YOur words had me rolling..and that picture...WAy to go out!!!

Sorry to see you not stay on at twitter...it was quite busy. My multi-tasking mind on twitter is always on overload

david mcmahon said...

Great costume!

What an interesting question you asked me about my SkyWatch pictures, Deb. I went back and checked the entire folder of pictures I shot in Langkawi to give you the most accurate answer.

Turns out I had shot the landscape itself from the broad balcony the day before. Took two or three shots of the sea and the islands and sky.

Then, after breakfast the next day, I noticed the clear, well-defined reflection in the huge windows of the hotel restaurant – and I simply knew I had to take those two shots. So there you have it. That’s why I only took the reflection shots that day!

Honey Mommy said...

That costume cracks me up! What a character!

Lindsay said...

I'm going to go with Wordless, because not a whole lot is coming to mind here. ;)

He is a very pretty fairy cow, I must say!

P.S. Having some writer's block. I haven't forgotten your meme!

x said...

Haha great costume, its very creative! Reminds me of the princess/ladybug costume my daughter wore.

Ever since she and my hubby bought me a gorgeous diamond necklace from www.idonowidont.com for my birthday, I decided to throw her a halloween bash.

So my daughters costume looked cute and funny like what your son has on!

Brenda Jean said...

BAHAHAHAHAHA Oh man, I LOVE it. It takes a wonderful, creative mind to think of this:)

Kristen Andrews said...

love it, now that is some pic!