How would YOU look in a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader outfit?

Being overseer of an empty nest, this Halloween I decided to do something about it; I borrowed 4 great kids, and kept them until the nest turned ripe enough to be condemned by the local health department.

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.

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Trick or Treating has, let’s say, evolved since I was a rugrat in the 1960’s. Apparently, it is okay for high schoolers and older to dress up and beg for candy alongside dwarf-like Dumbledore’s, mini-matadors, and pint-sized Princess Fiona’s. I even took note of parents, bold enough to forgo the costume, and help themselves to the treats as well. As a friend noted, is the economy that bad?

On one particular street, (which was as crowded as a Filenes’s Basement on wedding dress day) our little group took note of a 20-something, dressed like a Dallas Cowboy’s Cheerleader, waiting in line (!) behind hoards of greedy goblins, to retrieve for herself a Baby Ruth. So unlike her sisters of the gridiron; at the very least she could have been eating a McSalad, and sipping a diet Coke.

Watching this grotesque display of adult behavior brought to mind my own characters back at my desk. A writer knows when she re-reads her work, and her characters have done something against their nature. For example, when a woman, known for her unflappable generosity, suddenly says no to a kid at her door looking for clothing, food, or money for her family, who just lost their house to a fire, well, the reader just doesn’t buy it.

And even though this is supposed to be a purely-for-fun-holiday in New Hampshire, and 30 degrees, on a day designed for children, I wasn’t buying the cheerleader anything, except perhaps a coat and a Slimfast.

Just Thinkin’


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9 Responses to How would YOU look in a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader outfit?

  1. Barb says:

    How do you think I’d look? I got a great deal on chocolate bars at Market Basket on Sunday and we didn’t get 1 trick or treat. Either the neighbors know us too well or they are afraid of us 🙂

  2. MJ says:

    If I was twenty and had a good figure I’d wear that costume around Concord right through Christmas!

  3. JoAnn says:

    It makes me want to shut out all the lights and hide under the blankets with a bowl of Halloween candy where no one is judging me….

  4. Steve Lee says:

    I quite enjoyed it!

  5. pwn says:

    The truth is, the ones who look 20 something are probably only 12! Our strange, twisted perception of yes, we ourselves aging. Like the other day when I saw what appeared to be a 10 year old driving! By the way, if Steve wears the DC Cheerleader’s outfit I’m paying!

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