Kick Ass Wife really outdid herself this Halloween, discovering yet another benefit (in addition to the yearly tax write-offs) of having four miniatures: we have bred the exact number of times necessary to outfit the main players from The Wizard of Oz.
Our adaptation of this classic starred Slim as the Tin Man (who only acquiesced to his mother’s wishes after it was agreed that he could carry a sword), Perpetual Motion as the Scarecrow, Tax Credit #4 as the Cowardly Lion, and the Hellcat as one of those demented flying monkeys (okay, she was actually cast as Dorothy, and a damn cute one at that), with special cameo appearances by Woofie the Stuffed Dog as Toto, KAW as herself, the Wicked-Hot Trophy Witch of the North-Central Rockies, and me as Random Guy in Background Pillaging Skittles From Cowardly Lion’s Halloween Bag.
Devious in a using-your-kids-as-props sort of way, but brilliant nonetheless.
Because as a parent of four minis under the age of six, you have to grab a handful of sanity whenever you can find it, and if that means theme-dressing your brood in a manner that would almost certainly humiliate them if they knew any better, you go for it. Because they don’t know any better. And truly, that’s the only advantage you have over them.
To be continued…
(Any other suggestions for (in)famous foursomes we could consider for next year? How have you dressed (humiliated) your minis for Halloween?)