Mommy’s Piggy Tales.
This post is a week late because I just barely survived July let alone was able to blog about anything.
The topic for the week is age 11.
It’s a story about Colorado and something classic to my childhood. If you have spent any Halloweens in Colorado, you know that you plan your costume (or your children’s) to be able to go over a snow suit or be comfortable in 70 degree weather because you just don’t know what it’s going to be like until that day. Another year, there was about 2 feet of snow on the ground, yet my sister and I still dragged my dad out to get our candy. People were dumping their entire stash in our bags since we were just about the only ones out.
But that’s not really where I was going with this post. This year was the year we were Star Trek: The Next Generation characters for Halloween.
From left: Trisha (my mom’s partner), Heather (a neighbor), me, my sister Robin, Chris (Heather’s brother), and my (step)sister Ashley.
As any trekkie will be able to tell you, I was a science officer because of the blue. You can’t really tell in this picture, but I was also dressed as a bajoran science officer. Not that any of that means anything to a non-trekkie, but this is about me, right? :)
We had a blast with our costumes! Looking back, I’m sure glad that I didn’t have to make them, but I did help with as much as I could as an 11-year-old. Trisha made them all. As a mom now, I wonder how long that whole thing took and when I’ll get roped into doing something similar.
We happened to get great weather that year, which was good because these costumes did not lend themselves to additional layers. We also went to a big halloween party that year with live music and door prizes. I remember because we won second place with our matching costumes.
Ah, it brings back memories…