November 03, 2012

Eat Papa Eat

Bones' Fall Festival dance from school was supposed to be last Friday, but was postponed due to TS Sandy. It was to be held tonight instead.

I've been asking him what costume he'd wear and he copped attitude. He's too cool now, donchaknow it. "Mom, I'm just going to wear a Santa hat and be done with it."

I was irritated. 'Everyone is going to be dressing. You have to do more than a Santa hat...'

His ghoul costume is actually too big for him, so that was out. He didn't want to go as an Angry Bird. That was so last year. The bottle of Mustard costume we have was not going to work either.

Talk of him going as Michael Phelps was bandied about. He didn't like any of his bathing suits... besides, the kind that Phelps really wears when he races was not school appropriate.

And on and on it went. I was in a Costume store today and I called him from my mobile and said, "You're going as young Santa. Grab your lime green tshirt from boys' ensemble next year, I'm getting you a belt, eyebrows and a goatee. You're going to be Santa with an edge..."

At first he was absolutely NOT going to wear these eyebrows and goatee to school. He was ONLY going to wear them for the photo op. But his eldest bro had some friends over, they were all out washing cars, and the older boys were saying, 'Dude, keep the eyebrows! That's frickin' AWESOME!' and suddenly Mom wasn't quite so dang stupid.

I took a picture for Mo and she said he looks like a cross between Santa and The Grinch. I wanted him to go with cookies, but he nixed that.

Bones Santa Face.jpg

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Evidently it was a hit.

Anyone catch the reference to the title?

Posted by Boudicca at November 3, 2012 09:39 PM

He looks absolutely adorable...but in a very manly way, of course!

And the title is from 'Rudolph', isn't it? Mrs. Claus is trying to get Santa fattened up before Christmas.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at November 3, 2012 11:21 PM

"Nobody likes a skinny Santa."

I think he looks awesome!!!

Posted by: Peggy K at November 4, 2012 05:45 AM

Yup! Rudolph. As I was putting on his eyebrows and beard, I kept saying, "Eat Papa Eat. Nobody likes a skinny Santa!" I was kind of horrified when he said, "Where did that come from?" I think I need to find those videos for him to watch... Good Grief.

Posted by: Bou at November 4, 2012 08:48 AM

How cute!! I got the reference of course... still mutter 'Eat, Papa, Eat!' sometimes when I put the plate in front of Arthur... ;)

Posted by: pam at November 4, 2012 04:08 PM

I say "Eat Papa Eat" all the time when someone won't eat.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at November 5, 2012 08:30 AM