Peter, Karolina and I love Halloween. A lot! It has turned out to be one of my favorite holidays here in the States. It is so much fun to see all the decorated and decked out houses this time of the year, and of course to see all the dressed up kids on Halloween night. I love it, so much. Needless to say, Karolina loves Halloween too, and as the little actress that she is she loves dressing up. But ,you guys, it is so incredible hard to get a decent costume for a 10 year old girl. I don't want her to dress up as "Tina, the little tease" or as "Bella Cheerleader". Karolina has never been much of a girlie-girl and she has always despised being a princess or a bride. Hey, fine with me! She does not have to be a little lady as far as I am concerned. Actually I'd rather want her to see through all the fluff, and that she does. Today we were out in Dulles Town Center to pick out her costume. Sadly enough we did not find a thing...All the costumes they had in the Halloween store were either cheerleader costumes or sexy little vampires. Give me a break! There is no way that I am buying something like that. Karolina wants to be something scary, but not with a mask on her face. She wants to show her face, and she wants make-up on. Scary, scary make-up, of course. So, since we did not find anything today we have to continue our search for the perfect costume. Maybe we'll find something good, and scary, NOT sexy at Party City or at Target. We can only hope.
On Mens Hair Salons:
Yesterday I found a funny article in "The Post" that really had me laughing. Hard! It was about hair salons for men, or THE new kind of hair salons where the stylist will be nothing but sexy while the men get their buzz cuts. I wrote about it in Swedish yesterday in the post below this one. All I can say is "congratulations" to all the lucky men in Northern Virginia! Now you can go and get your hair-cut and get your eye candy, too! Have your hair cut by a young lady dressed in a bikini-top and a sarong. That, my man, is something to look forward to. Hallelujah, there HAS to be a God!
One of the owners of this salon were quoted saying; "Life is too short for an ugly barber."
Amazing quote! So, by all means, all guys should definitely go to "Paradise Cuts" in Fairfax, Virginia! These new salons for men will do for hair salons what Starbucks did for coffee. That is just awesome for today's busy man!! I am so happy for you, with a huge bit of sarcasm.
It is sort of scary to be mom to a "Tweenie". A Tweenie sees everything, and she is very observant of new trends and looks. Luckily we have raised our own tweenie not to "buy in to" everything she sees. But it is not easy when the world is full of botox'ed, silicon-boobie-blondes that are skinnier than skinny with huge boobs. Can a real woman REALLY look like that? And have those pouty lips? No, girl, she cannot. I think it is so important to explain that fact again and again for a young girl, and for a young boy too for that matter. Hey, maybe it is even more important to explain it to a boy. What you see is not true. What you see is fake, air-brushed, lifted, lipo-sucked, botox'ed, silicon'ed and collagen'ed. I think we have to point that out for our tweenies over and over again.
And then we have cheerleaders (sigh)...One of my hate-objects. I have such a hard time watching sports when I see the skimpy little cheerleaders jumping and shouting in the front. What is the REASON behind the sexy cheerleaders? Again, eye candy for the man that is watching the sport. American Football is full of them...Dallas cowboy's cheerleaders are about as famous as the team they are cheering for, and here in DC we have the "Redskinettes"...Please, let me go out and puke for a second..All right, I am back. But, that is not the worst. No the worst is when I see the "little Redskinettes" on the Thanksgiving parade up in Reston Town Center every year. WHY do parents do that to their 3 year old daughters???? WHY???
I am sure Peter doesn't mind cheerleaders, but I DO!
My Goodness, I am on a roll here. I'd better get a hold of myself...Next week, let's talk about movies, music or TV-series...I promise!!!