Monday, October 25, 2010

My zombie face

What is a mommy of a non-stop 2-1/2 year old supposed to do when sick for 3 weeks straight?

She looks at me like this,

while I feel like a total zombie. I have a wicked cold that seems to enjoy living inside my body. It has camped out for weeks and refuses to leave. Mommies never get a sick day, so I can’t seem to catch up on my rest and actually fight this nasty bug.

I tried to perk myself up by looking better. Because seriously, people, I look frightful. I blow the ghoulish yellow gunk out of my nose a zillion times a day, and now have rough, red, cracked skin. I ran out of Achooz and stole all of Amelia’s Boogie Wipes days ago. So now I look a little like a pitiful Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer. Minus the antlers, of course. But makeup isn’t helping. And even if it did, my eyes are puffy and red, totally adding to the “undead” appearance.

Perhaps I can find solace in the fact it is almost Halloween. Because maybe, if I play it right, my zombie-esque new features could result in a realistic spooky costume. Here are some thoughts:

Drunken pregnant lady – fits perfectly with the bloodshot eyes and rosy nose. Stuff a ball or pillow under my shirt, mess up my hair, grab a Smirnoff bottle from the upper cabinet, and I’m good to go.

Plague Sufferer – simply add some fake blood underneath my nose, draw on some purple-ish splotches on my neck & chest, and darken my already puffy eyes. Dress in tattered old clothes to resemble a peasant girl from the 1340s.

Rabid bunny rabbit – smear some marshmallow cream or whipped cream around my mouth for that foaming look, then don a standard bunny costume. Act erratic, roam aimlessly in the street, and attempt to bite the neighbors.

Think I could pull it off?

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This is my first ever entry into "Word Up, Yo!", hosted by some of my blogging faves: A Belle, A Bean, & A Chicago Dog, Taming Insanity, and Mommy of a Monster (I Mean, Toddler) and Infant Twins.


KLZ said...Best Blogger Tips

Oh man, I totally feel you on this. Just the tired gets me...although plague sufferer would be a great Halloween costume. And it might keep any of those perky, energy-sapping people away from your house this weekend too.

Avant Garde Parenting said...Best Blogger Tips

Awww, this post made me laugh but then I just felt really bad because I know how much you are suffering. Sending good get well vibes your way. :)

Lizzy said...Best Blogger Tips

i vote for drunken pregnant lady, which probly makes me seem like a bad person.

Melissa (Confessions of a Dr. Mom) said...Best Blogger Tips

Go with the Plague Sufferer!! If you got it, might as well flaunt it ;) Seriously though, I hope you feel better b/c you are right...we Moms don't get sick days. Boo on that!

Jackie said...Best Blogger Tips

Love the costume ideas! I think I'd go for the plague sufferer!

And why is it that mom's don't get a day off (or week) when they're sick? We should!

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