There's a hardcore vampire lover in our house, and I'll grant you the gift of eternal life if you can guess correctly who it is.
I'll give you a clue: It's not my hubs.
I'll give you another clue: It's not Gracie. (at least not when it comes to the blood-sucking kind of vampire**)
I'll give you another clue: She wakes up in the AM, grabs a magic marker, and draws vampire bite marks on the side of her neck, and has been doing this for... Oh, I don't know, about a YEAR now??
No, it's not me. I can be slightly unconventional at times, but I'm not a total vampire bite mark-drawing kook. It's this girl:
But she doesn't want to be Bella. No sirree. Sparkly vampire boys aren't her thing (thank heavens). Annelie wants to be everyone's favorite electric guitar-playing, blood-sucking hipster, Marceline the Vampire Queen.
I absolutely cannot blame her. I think I want to be Marceline the Vampire Queen, too.
This is one of Gracie's favorite bands. My kid has awesome taste in music, if I do say so myself.
The other day the girls were playing Wii People Creator (I don't think it's actually called this, but I don't know what the game is really called, so we'll just call it Wii People Creator) and I discovered their latest Wii person. It was a pretty average looking Wii person, by Wii people standards. A head, a body, a name...
My eyes popped out of my head when I saw the name:
F * C K (only w/out the asterisk. I'm trying to appear rated PG, here)
Yes, that's right, my kids named their Wii person F * C K
Naturally, I blamed my husband. I mean, how else are the girls hearing swear words? Maybe the playground at school - you know how kids are - but certainly not from me!!
OR SO I THOUGHT.
Will and I were watching a totally awesome BBC show called Pramface, which has THE BEST soundtrack, and they began playing the song Oxford Comma by Vampire Weekend - yes, this song is one of Gracie's FAVES.
And the F-word was all over the place.
How did I not notice? I've blasted this song from our PA system aprox. 1.5 million times. (itunes claims it's 51 times)
I'm sure this proves that when it comes to music, I'm lyrics-challenged. Also, I'm sure this proves that I won't be winning any Parent of the Year awards. Also, if your kids are coming home from the playground saying the F-word, you probably have me and my children to blame. Sorry.
This is all over the internet today, and absolutely hilarious. Watch with caution. And by that, I mean, don't take a sip of coffee until you are done watching, or else you might end up with coffee out your nose. TRUST ME ON THIS ONE.
Halloween is a-coming, which I know because the girls can't stop talking about what they're going to be for Halloween this year. To get in the holiday spirit, I'm totally going to make these Vampire Bite cookies. Don't they look disgusting? And by that, I mean fantastic?
You can find the recipe (with pictures!) here at The Mama Dramalogues.
My fellow at-home-mama-writer and friend Melissa Luznicky Garrett has a new book out.
Now the end was all I ever thought about. I woke up every morning wondering if that day would be my last. Venom pulsed in my veins and seeped into my bones, infecting all my vital organs and changing me from the inside out. Slowly killing me.
But I’d welcome death in the end, if only because the alternative was even more frightening.
You can find it on Goodreads HERE.
and for only $3.99 on Amazon HERE.
And that's all the vampire fun for today! Have a bloody fantastic Wednesday, folks!