Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Just A Bad Ass In Disguise

My son has decided he wants to have a shark party. Despite the debacle with Jaws and my daughter a few nights ago, I am gearing up into full on design mode for his party.

In between bouts of hide-and-go-seek, practicing our ABCs, cooking taquitos and less-than-successful attempts at potty training, I started the first of many stages of internet searching for party ideas.

Which leads you, my dear readers, into a deep recess of my psyche. The Bad Ass In Disguise.

Here is a photo of my bedroom wall.

I purchased these movie posters quite some time ago, and they have traveled in their protective laminate shields to many a state. I love the in-your-face vibe of the prints. The phrase on the motorcycle girl poster says Here Come's the Siren. It is the embodiment of all I want to be. Yes, I am a mom, a college graduate, a goody two-shoes who wears crocs and a scrunchie. But somewhere deep down is the siren with her man-catchers on waiting for the opportunity to do a little ass-kicking.

I should probably feel a bit badly for my husband, having these oldies but goodies on the wall. In actuality, I don't feel all that sorry for him. I mean, the chicks are kind of hot. And LittleMan told me how much he loved Bat Woman's boots. So do I, baby. So do I.

I needed to show you this superhero-in-disguise aspect of myself and my decor to explain how today's preschooler party hunt went awry. In searching for all things shark, I accidentally came upon the mother lode of all bad ass chicks in their B-rated glory.

You're damned right I bought it. I would never forgive myself if I hadn't. I don't know where I'm going to hang it, but I'm trying to figure out if it would be in bad taste to make it the centerpiece of my three year old's birthday party. I think the dads would go for it.


la isla d'lisa said...

Rock. On!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

OMFG. That poster is all kinds of AWESOME!!!!

A Free Man said...

Yeah, it wouldn't be the dads you had to worry about. I've been a parent long enough to know where the drama usually comes from...

Irrational Dad said...

There is a strange shark obsession in your house.

So, this is probably a total "guy thing" to say, but I didn't even notice that Bat Woman was wearing boots. Hmmph. I seem to have missed that detail.

So Not Wishy Washy said...

I think it's in the VERY BEST taste ever! It should be on the table, wall, whatever. If the parents of the kids who come to the party don't know you well enough to realize you're a total badass even though you're also a mom, they probably shouldn't be coming.

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Shelley said...

So many kitchsy elements that make one kick-ass poster - LOVE it!!

Remind me to tell you sometime about talking to Roger Corman on the phone - a seminal moment, to be sure. ;)