Rockstars’ Halloween 2016


Party of the Year, for the kids

900 kids attend Rockstar's school... not counting their siblings or friends who come with...

~900 kids attend Rockstar’s school… not counting their siblings or friends who come with… and the party goes on on a couple floors, in the gym, in the classrooms too…

Over the PA system… “Books are now HKD 50 a bag. 50 dollars a bag. Thank you.”…

It was also boiling that night, by the time I thought to take a picture off one of the balconies, people had seriously started shedding their costumes..

This the kids occasionally helping turn this playground into the Ghost Train for the night

…and in this playground which the kids are occasionally helping to turn into a Ghost Train for the night… every year I take early setup shift because there’s a long queue to get in when the party starts. In earlier years it also allowed Rockstar to explore quietly without being scared out of his mind by the resident ghouls (and their siblings) who attend classes with him by day and morph into monsters haunting this thing by night. A favourite costume is School Zombie – fake blood over old school uniform. We dont do the scary but we love the whole dress up costume thing…

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Then it’s home to clean up and get dressed…

But not before I take a pic of this... Rockstar as a Y1 used to stay in the clown show session after session, and even now he's a Y5 he still enjoys some good old fashioned clowning

But not before I take a pic of this… Rockstar as a Y1 stayed in the Cheese Brothers clown show session after session, and even now he’s a Y5 he still enjoys some good old fashioned clowning

And – Uh.. what is the Queen doing?

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Well anyway, kids go home and have proper veggies-filled dinners. Neither one will eat more than a piece or two of candy, even Queen E came up with the brainwave of spitting out half-eaten candy the moment she’s had enough of it (Go Figure), and every year I eventually throw out the extras anyway.. I normally hate to see food wasted but the alternative is the junk  goes in you? umm… I pounce on any opening the kids’ schools provide – dropped by Queen E’s at snack time one day after she skipped breakfast and her table buddies are happily showing me sugar free cereal (another time on playdate it was organic coconut), and Rockstar just came home reminding me his apples are to be only organic (apples top the lists of highest-pesticide foods).

Anyway back to this – and the rockstars back for the night… To see their rockstars…

Spot the Stuffed Animal: stuffed animal sitting on table next to the Cheeses looks just like Queen E's

Spot the Stuffed Animal: The Clowns Haz Animal Exactly Like Her Highness’ – Affirmation! (Too bad I didn’t get a pic while they were holding it earlier it’s now on the table)

This one's taken at 9.48pm after they've announced ages ago that all the hard party animals need to find their way home :D

This one was taken at 9.48pm after they announced ages ago that all the hard partying animals need to find their way home :D

I Haz a Tail

I Haz A Tail

Imma Umbreon.

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Epilogue:

Rockstar says there was someone wearing a President Obama mask with a t-shirt saying “I’m Donald Trump” LOL… My personal favourite however was a gorgeous tween girl in black tee and jeans and biker boots…. sporting the 1.5ft-high horns and lush black feathered wings from Maleficent. 

she was really wearing headgear like this ok... pic from disney.movies.co.uk

she was really wearing headgear that fit like this ok… pic from disney.movies.co.uk

And Her Highness… was pikachu all Halloween weekend. We washed and dried the outfit overnight for a few nights.

This is the pikachu having her own rock concert the morning after.

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ps: Here’s an analogy I tell the kids, re eating junk: Fill your body with good fuel, reap the benefits in how your body serves you on the playground. Run longer, be able to tag all your friends….. 

Lightning McQueen used da good fuel! (pic from Youtube.com)

Lightning McQueen uses good fuel! (pic from Youtube.com)

Fill your body with junk, and feel the difference…  

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Very Rockstar Career Advice Part II (More Shudders)

Big US Election coming up, you knew this was gonna happen, right?

In the first Trump-Clinton presidential debate, Trump claims to have stopped short of embarrassing Clinton re her husband’s indiscretions because her 36 year old daughter Chelsea was there.

pic of Chelsea and her father at the debate from similar article at dailymail.co.uk

pic of Chelsea and her father at the debate from similar article at dailymail.co.uk

Chelsea Clinton’s reaction was:

“…just what my reaction has been …every time Trump has gone after …my family, which is that it’s a distraction from his inability to talk about what’s actually at stake in this election and to offer concrete, comprehensive proposals about the economy,” “…or our public school system, or debt-free college, or keeping our country safe and Americans safe here at home and around the world.”

Here’s another interesting one for a mummy blog:

pic from thedailybeast.com

pic from thedailybeast.com

Even Trump’s Kids Haven’t Donated To His Campaign

…proving, if nothing else, that the people who take the cheap shots are on both sides of the camp, and that they don’t leave your kids alone.

Rockstar was once friends and classmates for a year or two with the child of a fairly well-known, recognisable HK movie/tv star. Through the years, we got to know the parents. One day maybe 5 years ago, they issued a press release with some negative and otherwise personal information. In the weeks that followed, we watched local paparazzi follow this family around – during the worst of it they wouldn’t even acknowledge us on the street, rounding a corner before texting us, in case we didn’t want our picture taken with them. They told us that when they requested local gossip magazines not follow them in transit, instead informing them of their final destination so as not to be jostled along the way, they were told, “You can do this the easy way or the hard way. Either you let us take clear shots of your family (including their child), or we stay in your face on the public street until we get the shots we want.” 

(Gossip would not exist if people didn’t pay good money for it. It’s like pornography, where freedom of speech might give you that right, but it is also your choice to simply not. Look. Not pay for it. Not write it.)

But, I digress. Back to the kids of the presidential hopefuls and what-nots.

Fortunately of course, these kids are grownups who have lived with this kind of pressure and attention their entire lives so I suppose this is rather an occupational hazard. Thing is, you usually get to choose your occupation. You do not get to choose your parents or your kids. You are meant to make careful exploration of the hand you are dealt, so you can sink yourself into that, make the most of it. (Oh, and “do not be impressed…” with your parents, “yourself” or your kids <shrugs> anyone know where that comes from? :D)

Want to know whether your average mum runs for President? Check out her kids. Hilary may be more blessed than she knows. And Chelsea may have the nuclear launch codes someday.

ps: Happy Halloween

...from the Pikachu and The Falcon

…from the Pikachu and The Falcon

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Piercings

So I missed (Wednesday), but at least these ladies holding the guns didn’t

They do both ears at the same time

They do both ears at the same time

Queen E wanted her ears pierced, having counted how many girls in school (and grownup staff) have pierced ears, and she wanted no distractions – no Youtube, nuthin’ while they were doing it. Said she wanted the whole experience. Because she hard core.

Before shots:

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…and after:

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Cried a little, to my relief, so I know she actually does feel pain… and is not gonna ask for a nose ring too soon 😛

But here's the money shot

But here’s the money shot

Rockstar’s not a hugger; Get Away From Me – that’s more what he’s like, he needs a lot of personal space. But when he saw the tears he came and hung on to her the moment she got off the chair.

And Queen E – usually she doesn’t even let you hold her hand for long. I’m not even allowed to walk her all the way to some classes (usually the ones where she says there are “naughty boys (she) needs to fight with”.) Some days I have to hide behind a pillar, staying a respectable distance away from her while making sure she makes it to class <rolls eyes>

So I love this one of the two of them sharing a moment. ….Right before they go Eww Gerroff Me.

ps: shop doesn’t allow videos, but I guess they’re fine with endorsements – we did this at Isabella’s in TST. They’ve been around really long and we were referred by other mum friends…

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