Videologue #12 Halloween 2017, Costumes and Cookies

My selfish blog posting schedule has once again not failed to be spontaneous, it will have a moment for Halloween memoirs right now… in February.

 

Halloween… a Mama’s Point of View

I don’t really agree with or understand the whole halloween extravaganza, but I want my little one’s to figure out for themselves as they grow up, and realize how unpleasant this sugar consumption gone wild, expressions of gore and sexism and vulgar tastes is used on a day celebrated by so many little untainted souls! If they grow up with the values I have… those values and just common good tastes, I know they will eventually find out for themselves. I have really strong opinions about this day but it turned out so many others in this new generations of parent feel pretty much the same. I figured if this slowly wilting tradition and culture is still a day officially celebrated in one of the riches countries in the world, they can use creativity to rear themselves away from some levels of taste for this day. Yes I know, I have strong opinions, but when you become a mom I feel you have to have strong opinions, we are ferociously always seeking for only the best and most beautiful tastes in life of  for our children.

2017 Artist Halloween Costumes.

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creative diy halloween costumes

I wanted to them to be something super cute but also mind blowing creative. I wanted their first few years of Halloween that would be engraved deep in their subconscious to be about uniqueness and class, not blood and gore and something that gives sex appeal to little innocent little one’s. We had so much fun being masterpieces of the art world last year. D was Rene Magritte’s Son of Man, L was the famous Mona Lisa, O was Vermeer’s The Girl with the Pearl Earrings. The artists are now known to these 3 littles, and 3 year old O can even recognize other paintings painted by Leonardo Da Vinci now! I never saw that coming and it made my heart burst when she pointed out Mary Magdalene from the painting ‘The Last Supper’ painted by Da Vinci and asked me if she is Mona Lisa! You should never underestimate your toddlers or what you expose their little eyes and brains to.

I will always be proud of last years Halloween, I was also so proud that there wasn’t any pouting and whining about not being a Disney princess. Actually my son is finally reached the age where he thought it was super cool to be something completely new! Until last year he wanted to be a power ranger LOL. The closest I have let them be characters were Star wars characters.

A Sugarless Valentines, and A Political Valentines

As it is February, I feel obliged to mention our Valentines. Having Halloween and Valentines in my thoughts at the same time, how totally different these 2 holidays are!I just completed my Valentines day project with my D, L and O. I won’t be having a video for this Valentines but I do want to share what we have ready for their friends. Instead of candies I decided on Kid Vitamins. I feel lucky I enjoy these mom projects that are actually duties… there are so many of them all year long. I think I enjoy them more because I know when they will grow up so fast to be at the age where they won’t be needing these cute projects anymore.

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I also enjoyed last years Valentines as well. Last year’s Valentines was at a time when the new president was elected and there were some rumors about walls going up and silly incidents of people being rejected from US airports! So here was our bravely political Valentines video for last year 🙂 2 video’s in 1 post, I am sure this makes up for the weird timing for bringing up Halloween.

 

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Happy Valentines day!

CHEERS!

 

멋대로 타임라인을 가진 내 블로그 포스팅, 이번에도 역시 모두를 실망시키지 않기 위해,  발렌타인을 코앞에 둔 2월에 할로윈 회상을 하기로 했다.

미국의 대명절인듯한 할로윈이 전하는 메세지를 이해하거나 공감하지 못하지만, 강제로 눈을 가리고 귀를 막기보다는 우리 애들 스스로 깨달아갈 것이라 믿는다. 얼마나 상업적인 날이고, 질떨어지고 성적이고 쌍스러운 것들을 때 묻지 않은 아이들에게 노출 시키는 날인지를. 크리스챤의 가치관을 가지고 자란다면, 그리고 기본적인 생각의 감각을 갖고 자라기만 한다면 그 날의 저질스러움을 느낄 것이라 나는 믿는다. 그래도 그들에게 내가 가르치고 싶은 것은 창의성을 가진다면 그 어떤 세상의 못난 부분들을 피해가며 즐길 수 있다는 것을 가르쳐주고 싶다. 너무 많은 사람들이 즐기는 할로윈에 대해 겁없이 강한 의견을 표하는것일지는 몰라도, 아이들 엄마가 되면, 강해질 수 밖에. 내 아이들을 위해 내 기준에 최고라 생각되는 것들은 무시무시하게 다 담아주고 싶으니.

작년에 이들을 세계인의 걸작으로 만드는 재미가 최고조였다. D는 르네 마그리트의 Son Of Man,  L은 모나리자, O는 베르메르의 진주 귀걸이를 한 소녀였다. 작년 할로윈 덕분에 이들의 머릿속에는 이 세 명의 예술가가 뇌리에 박혔고, 심지어 3살 O는 그녀만의 방식으로 다빈치의 다른 작품들을 알아보는 눈이 생겼다. 다빈치의 마지막 만찬에 예수님 옆에 앉아 있는 마리아 막달레나를 손으로 가르치며, “이 여자 누구야? 모나리자야?”하고 묻는 것이다. 너무 뿌듯해서 심장이 터질뻔한 엄마 순간이었다. 토들러는 과소평가해서도 안되고, 아이들의 눈과 뇌리에 뭔가를 노출 시켜주는 시간… 그 시간도 과소평가해서는 안된다는 사실을 다시 한번 실감.

2월이니 그래도 발렌타인 언급은 하고 포스팅을 마무리 해야겠지? 어제 발렌타인 카드 프로젝트를 꼬맹이 1,2,3과 모두 끝냈다. 설탕 잔치를 할 아이들에게 사탕말고 다른 것을 나눠 주고싶어서 키즈 비타민을 주기로 했다. 스스로 너무 귀여운 발렌타인 카드를 만들어냈다고 뿌듯해하고 있다!

작년 바렌타인도 엄청 즐겼던 기억. 트럼프 당선과 함께 멕시코의 장벽과 미국 공항에서 입국 거부 당하는 뉴스들이 많은 사람들이 심기를 불편하게 만들던 시기… 정치적인 성향이 짙은 발렌타인을 준비했다.

발란테인 앞둔 시점에 괴상하게 할로윈을 언급한 썡뚱맞음을, 비디오 두편을 올리는걸로 조금은 봐줄 수 있는 분위기가 만들어졌다고 생각한다! 해피 발렌타인 데이!!!!

친친! XOXO

Author: lalaladaylight

About myself. I was a Child of Norcal. I marked my first blank sheets of life in a coddled dreamy university town reading, writing, drawing, and when I was not, ferociously rode my bike and sun bathed among the college and graduate students with beautiful minds. I lived half my childhood up in trees, had a free roaming little life that has become so rare in these times where I am raising my children. I suddenly became a teenager in Seoul Korea, where hearts were made to beat to pop culture and academic achievement… completely different and fascinating from what I had known to that moment. Toughness and a bit of spicy sass to withstand competition was the absolute cool. The blends of both lifestyles led me somehow to become a fashion major and afterwards a fashion PR girl in a most intoxicating fast moving Seoul fashion scene. Fell in love with the right guy, and after a few years somehow I find myself as a rookie at the Socal chill culture in San Diego. A Mama of 3 littles and supportive wife and best friend to my right guy in perfect beautiful San Diego. I am a collector, a never ending learner of all analogue and digital creative crafts and hobbies. I am a visual and lyrical story teller, telling intimate tales that generate from my table with my hungry loved one’s sitting by my side.

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