Friday, October 17, 2014

Published 8:11 AM by with 11 comments

This Moment: My OTHER Part-time Job...

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no a few words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special crazy, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor, and remember. ~ Amanda


As I've written before, I am part of a professional flashmob group. We dance Michael Jackson's "Thriller" at various events before Halloween, getting paid for weddings. This year my costume is supposed to be a zombie mime. I'm still working on the make-up, but this is how I looked for my first series of events this season! We have a ton of fun : ) I'll be spending time over the next few weeks in this outfit with twenty-five to fifty other flashmobbing friends, thrilling St. Louis!

And yes, my two year old has seen me like this, but she doesn't freak out as long as I put on my make-up in the bathroom with her watching. If she sees the process, then she understands it's just dress-up! My mom helped me figure out and put on the paint. Harmony cheerfully waved goodbye to me right after this picture was taken, happily ready to play with grandma for the evening. 


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11 comments:

Millie said...

That sounds like fun to be part of a professional flash-mob group! I like your costume.

familyfaithfoodfabric said...

What a fun job! You look great, love the costume. Have a great week-end.

Lysa Wilds said...

Sounds like so much fun! I hope you had a great time.
Passing through via #mommyreality

Jennifer Humphries said...

This is so cool! I think my kids would be ok if they saw me put on the makeup, well all except for the 18 month old. I think she would still run for the hills! Thanks so much for linking up with the Mommy Reality challenge this week!

Jennifer - The Deliberate Mom said...

Eeeeek! This is SCARY! Good job on the makeup!

Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #mommyreality challenge)!

Have a great weekend.
xoxo

Robin Follette said...

What a fun job! My then four year old watched a makeup artist transformer a normal looking boy into one having been hit by a truck for a Stephen King movie. Watching from start to finish, she wasn't at all afraid. The then four year old got married over the weekend.

We had a wedding over the weekend so I'm catching up on moments today. Kristin and Matt were married in a lakeside ceremony.

Celeste Proveaux said...

That would be so fun to do! You look fantastic! I'm about to get zombied up this weekend for something, but I cannot dance, so I'm afraid I could never do that :)

Lyssa said...

Thanks, everyone!

Never say never... I didn't think of myself as a professional dancer, or someone who could dress up as a zombie, or someone who would be a wedding crasher, but all of those things came true, and it's been a blast : )

Susan F. said...

Very creative! Good idea to let your child see the "dress up" part of the process!

Celeste Proveaux said...

Congratulations! You were runner-up of this week's Mommy Reality Challenge! http://leapfrogandlipgloss.com/mommy-reality-challenge-22/

Lyssa said...

Very cool, thank you! That's awesome :D