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I'm Nadine. Thanks for stopping by. The floors are creaky, the kids are loud, but the door's always open and the coffee's always on.

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Rainy Halloween: Missing Sharon (and Bram)

Today's plan was to see Sharon and Bram perform at an outdoor Halloween festival not far from our neighbourhood.* But it was rainy and cold. And my toddler doesn't exactly know who Sharon or Bram are. Nor does she miss Lois. (She does, however, REALLY love "This Little Piggy" and "Itsy-Bitsy Spider." So she respects their repertoire.)

We ended up going to our (warm and dry) church with our little ladybug instead. (I'll post a pic here soon.)

Sharon was always my favourite. Maybe because she was a brunette and therefore reminded me more of my mom. Maybe because she had better style. Or maybe just because it's essential to pick a favourite. (Admit it. You had a favourite Ninja Turtle, Care Bear, and Today's Special character, right? It's one of the rules of being a kid. You must CHOOSE THE BEST ONE.)

So maybe next year we'll give it another go. And maybe next year, I'll dress up, too. (And get a perm.)

The big costume question: Sharon on the farm?

Sources: Jeans; Chelsea Boots; Plaid Top

Or Sharon on stage?

Sources: Wig; Pleated Silk Skirt; Stripe Sequin Skirt; Top

P.S. Colourful skirts do not come cheap. (On the left: Chloé: $3,395. On the right: J.Crew Collection: $1,194.) Anyone wanna lend me all their money? I promise to wear the J.Crew one at least 30 times.

P.P.S. This costume needs an elephant.

*Fun fact: My first concert was to see Sharon, Lois and Bram. I was hoping Ursula would share that little life trivia with me. I guess we'll just have to see them the next time they're in town. (Come back, okay?)

The Ladybug

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