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Back on the blogging bandwagon

Wow four posts in three days! I’m planning to blog daily until the new year. Just thought that I would warn you all.

Costumes, kids and Halloween. What can be more fun than that? BK invited me to join her and another friend as judges at an annual Halloween party. This party has been held for 25 years by an expat who started when her kids were little. This year there were 1000 participants! I forgot my camera of course.

While reviewing the flyer for the event, I was struck by one of the rules that stated do not hit or yell at the judges I asked Carol, the crayola crayon costume clad organizer if that was a common occurrence? She explained that the rules had developed over time as the result of actual incidents, but she assured me that no judges had been assaulted since they started using the judging booth.

There is an interesting difference in how Mexicans think that we celebrate Halloween NOB and the way we actually do it. The central costuming theme was more macabre than fantasy inspired. The attire most resembling what I imagine when I think of little kids and Halloween costumes were on the dogs! There were dogs dressed in costumes ranging from a pink spotted dinosaur,  a scarecrow complete with straw hat, a chihuahua wrapped in mummy bandages, even a tuxedo wearing poodle. Speaking of poodles one of my favorite costumes was a 3 year old dressed up as a white poodle wearing a tutu, too cute.

This Sunday is the IWC Halloween party, I have my costume around 90% finished. I have a time honored tradition of sewing on costumes up until the last moment. This year, I think I’ll manage to finish a bit earlier. BK, her husband and I are doing a group entry. Husband is staying home. He doesn’t do costumes. Though early in our relationship I did get him to go to a costume event in Yuba City, but that is a story for another day.

About Theresa Diaz Gray

Born in New York City, I grew up in California, and have lived in 3 countries and 6 states. I'm a first generation Cuban-American who lives in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. I'm committed to living an abundant and creative life and helping others do so too through DIY!


  1. Leslie, What a couple of the parents told me is that the kids have carnival to dress like princesses ect. Except I don’t see all that many big kids dress up at carnaval just the really little ones.

    Barb, thanks. LOL, that is why I started blogging. So that I had an answer to that question!

    Steve,why? you are such an interesting writer! The problem with not making myself blog every day is that I have no sense of time anymore. If I don’t think about it, weeks can pass without a post.


  2. Daily blogging? It is a great habit, but one I am trying to break myself of.

  3. I’m glad you’ll be posting more. I always enjoy whatever you have to say. Two days ago I got my first, “What do you do all day?” question. It made me think of you and brought a smile to my face.

  4. Glad to see you back on the blogging bandwagon and that you’ll be blogging every day. 🙂

    I’ve noticed the same thing about the Halloween celebrations here in Mexico, especially with my own kids. I want them to dress in fun, creative, fantasy costumes. They want to dress as scary as can be. 😛 Last year, they indulged me, but this year they’re still undecided as to what they’re going to dress up as. We shall see.

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