Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Halloween Happenings

Have I mentioned that Halloween is my absolute, favorite holiday?

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I like being scared. Or maybe I just enjoy putting on a disguise and being someone else.

Or it just might have something to do with the fact that I am inherently evil.

In any case, if you’re one of my old-time readers, you might remember that I make it a point to carve a pumpkin every year. I honestly don’t remember how I started doing this, but some time back when I was a teenager, one year I just decided to carve one, and I don’t think I’ve missed a Halloween since.

Now that I’ve got Mini-Me, I usually ask him what he wants me to carve. Then I sketch a few designs on some paper, and let him pick one. This year, this is what we came up with.

I was quite pleased with myself this year. I think this one came out aces.

Speaking of Mini-Me…. this year he decided he wanted to be a werewolf, even though I TOLD him in the store again and again that he wouldn’t want to wear that heavy mask for more than 30 minutes.

I was wrong. After 15 minutes, I was wearing the mask AND holding the bag of candy. Meanwhile, he just ran from house to house, then ran back to me to dump his loot into the bag I was holding. Walking around wearing a mask and holding candy, I must have looked like the world’s hairiest pedophile.

Anyway…..

Today is November 1st, which is the day AFTER Halloween, of course. It is ALSO the day which 9 years ago, changed my life forever for the better.

I talk about Mini-Me a lot on these pages. That’s because I have no doubt that my little bundle of energy is the reason that I was put here on this earth. He is my buddy, my helper, my little confidant, and the best friend that I will ever have.

Nine years ago today my life turned remarkably for the better, and if I have to put up with a puppy pissing on me once in a while to make him smile, then by God that’s what I’m gonna do.

In Jerry Maguire-Speak… he completes me.

Happy Birthday, Son.

26 comments:

Heff said...

-DISAPPOINTED-

Was TOTALLY expecting the "Dong -O- Lantern".

Maybe next year.

Slyde said...

thats in my private stash....

sybil law said...

The carving is fantastic!!
Mini Me, though - he is beyond fantastic. Happy Birthday, Mini Me!!

B.E. Earl said...

And all along you've been telling me that I'm the best friend you've ever had. I lost my title to a little kid. Sigh...

Cocaine Princess said...

Aww Slyde-- what a lovely and sweet post.

Happy Birthday Mini Me. {Give him a hug and kiss from me}

Slyde said...

Sybil: thanks.. im happy with how it came out this year

Earl: you need to stop confusing "friend" with "fuck buddy"

Cocaine: one hug and kiss coming right up!

MarkD60 said...

They're called costumes, not disguises! That right there cracked me up!
Excellent punkin carving!
Happy Birthday Mini Slyde!
(He does look like a miniature you)

Nat said...

Happy birthday Mini Me!
Great pumpkin :-)

Bouncin' Barb said...

Happy Birthday Mini-Me. Another fine Scorpio in the world. I'm the 13th. That really is sweet what you wrote about him. I love it. He's a lucky boy too! That pumpkin rocks!

Annabelle said...

Great jack o lantern!

Happy MiniMe Day.

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday to your son :)
Nice pumpkin..or should I say jack-0-lantern ;)

badgerdaddy said...

Please take this in the way it's intended... That is the gayest thing I've read all year *sniff*

radioactive girl said...

This is super sweet. I love it, and the pictute is adorable! You are such a great dad to him!

Slyde said...

mark: of course he does.. he's lucky that way

nat: thanky!

barb: yup, thats why i got the scorpio tatoo in april

anna: :)

tracy: jack o lantern takes too long to type..

radio: he's a great son to ME...

badgerdaddy said...

*sigh*

Slyde said...

badger: oops, i missed you there badger.

by 'gay', you mean 'happy', right?

Marlene said...

Happy belated Birthday to your son! What a sweet post! By the way - that jack-o-lantern is amazing! You have some mad skills, dude!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Oh yay! It was MY computer (& not blogger) that wasn't letting me comment last night!

Well...anyway...neat pumpkin & happy birthday to him!!!

meleah rebeccah said...

that's the best pumpkin carving EVER.

Happy Bday to Mini-Me!

Chantel said...

Sweet gourd! My middle son's birthday is on Halloween....before him, I trick-or-treated with a shot glass. Ahhhh, the good old days.

AlleyCat said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MINI ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is the coolest carved pumpkin evah. You did good mate!!!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Love your carving!!

Have a great weekend!

Nej said...

That. Pumpkin. Rocks!!!

blondie1 said...

The only way I like pumpkin is "pumpkin pie", and roast pumpkin and pumpkin soup!!

Babies children they are the reason for our being, I know that my son looking at him this morning at 15 he is amazing and I can't wait for him to have children and experience all the wonder that they bring us!!

blondie1 said...

I guess what I was saying I love pumpkin....

Tamara said...

Awesome pumpkin. And a lovely bday tribute to your kid. I hope one day (when he's all grown up and ready to read the comments between you and Earl with a pinch of salt) he'll get to read it ;-)