Happy Mothers Day! Um, okay, maybe that's a little late, but this is really the first time I've had to post since Mothers Day.
|ComicCon 2012 - what better way to say "Thanks Mom!"|
This year, ComicCon came to town. For the first time ever. So naturally, it happened to fall on Mothers Day. And what better way to celebrate Mothers Day, than with a trip to a conference center filled to capacity with Star Trek Red Shirts, Halo Master Chiefs, Sailor Moons, smelly middle aged men in Captain Americas with their bellies hanging out, Captain Canuck (our Canadian knock off version of Captain America, except instead of catching bad guys, he just randomly apologizes to people and gives them Tim Hortons Coffee and bacon), and the obligatory various of Princess Leiahs, both Slave Girl/Gold Bikini* and Ambassador Leiah. There were Zombies, Aliens, Vampires, even some normal looking people... but not many.
|The girls and Sailor Moom|
Huh. Who knew?
You would think a Mom would have enjoyed ComicCon. :-)
|While waiting to take this picture, many "middle aged smelly men kept pushing the girls out of line to get their pictures taken"|
|Bobba Fet and a prisoner|
There were even some Dads, who were dressed up, one in particular who was dressed up as Captain America. His daughter standing beside him was trying to cover her face in shame.
But I loved seeing one (single?) Mom, who was sitting on the floor with her two young boys. Both boys were jacked up, and dressed up in costumes. The Mom looked tired, but was smiling and encouraging her boys to have a fun time. I'm sure she brought them after much begging and pleading on their parts. And good on that Mom, who embraced what her boys liked, helped them get dressed up and take them out for an afternoon of comic books.
|Head Crab from the Half Life video game|
|Anikin and Obi Wan, how predictable|
I'm glad our family is a little odd... because I think, normal is boring. :-) If I wanted normal, I would not have had 5 beautiful children... I think that's just crazy.
|Apparently, Bing would not take his eyes off Wolverene|
|Meeting Captain Jack - I think Miss G is actually blushing in the picture|
When my children are 30 years old, and in professional counselling, that poor psychiatrist will never be able to figure out the root cause of my children's "issues"...
... but that psychiatrist will be able to identify many many many different ways our children felt loved, and accepted in this odd little family, no matter how different (or crazy) everyone is.
* = Despite my pleading, the boys did NOT want to get their picture taken with Slave Girl Leiah. *siiiigh* Maybe next year. Next year.