Thursday, September 30, 2010

Emo Burrito

Ok, so this post is going to need some background... And I would like to know everyone's opinion on something here. Please leave comments.

First, Hayley and I got Rock Band for our wedding. When playing rock band, you have to pick a band name. It gives some auto-generated band names, and the first one to come up was Emo Burrito. We liked it. We would say we needed to have band practice. We would talk about Emo Burrito like it was actually our band.

Flash forward to now, when we have a little baby boy. He was born in September, and we're trying to think of a costume for him. He has a little shirt that says, "Boo!" on it, and we thought maybe we'd just put him in that. We could make it a family thing, and get (or possibly make) other T-shirts that say, "Rawr!" or "Eeek!" or something. He also has a cute little Halloween sleeper that could work. Not real costumes, but hey, he's a baby. he won't really remember Halloween and just a shirt or sleeper would be easy.

But then one day, I was swaddling him up because, you know, he's so tiny! And everyone knows newborns like to be swaddled. They look like little, wrapped up burritos. Because of our Rock Band band, I often call him our little emo burrito when he's all swaddled. Then it hit me--that could be his costume! We could get a blanket with some emo band like The All American Rejects, or Coheed and Cambria or something,  and find a tiny wig to style all emo-like for him! If the blanket doesn't work out, maybe some weird, onesie from Hot Topic, and just a black blanket. And maybe even put ace bandages on his wrists with a little red stain on them. Black eye liner is out, sure, but he could be a little Emo Burrito mascot!

Is that even funny? Am I the only one that thinks so? Would anyone even get it? Would we look like horrible people if we dressed up our seven-week-old baby in an Emo outfit, complete with ace bandages alluding to him having cut himself? Should we just stick with traditional? Or maybe even his "Boo!" shirt?

Please share your thoughts. And don't hold back. Tell me I'm a moron if dressing my baby as an emo kid isn't funny.

12 comments:

Hayley said...

i'm sorry to be a party pooper, but i am going to veto makeup and blood stains.

Jessica Sorensen said...

I'm with hayley, but a burrito is cute.

Beth said...

Honestly, I wouldn't get it not knowing the backround of the story...if you don't mind re-telling your story over again on Halloween I say go with it. You could always just go with just the burrito idea though and the shirts are a fun idea too. Really though do what ever the heck you want, Mikey will be cute no matter what!!

Chelsea said...

Uh yeah, no blood stains. That is just way too morbid! Maybe combine the two ideas and just make him a little shirt that says "Emo Burrito Groupie" Then you and your wife can dress up like the band members...

Chelsea said...

Or Hayley could be the groupie and Mikey is the by-product. hahaha...

em said...

I think the blood stains are kinda creepy for a baby, but I think there is a way to do the emo burrito thing without them. The wig idea reminds of Modern Family when Cam dresses up Lily like Diana Ross. Just don't bang his head into the wall.

TheFirstWard said...

I like the emo burrito thing, but no blood please. Salsa...too close to blood. You are funny!

Erin said...

Haha...You're a goober. I think it's funny, but like Beth said, you'd have to keep re-telling the story all day/ night. Or you could type it up and hand it out on little index cards. Of course, that's a bit over the top.

I'm with everyone about the bloody wrists. Sorry.

Annie was a cob of corn for her first (she was born Sept. 1, so about the same age as Mikey) and that was cute.

I have a little Mickey costume that's his size that we got last year for Javeth but didn't use. You're welcome to it.

**Side note, when we used to swaddle Javeth John started combining Javeth with Burrito and he was a Jurrito. Then it became a verb, "Time to get him Jurritoed for bed..."**

garrett said...

Erin! Are you really serious about the Mickey costume? We'd LOVE to dress him as Mickey... Are you guys coming to Cafe Rio tonight (that'd be Oct. 22 at 6:30)? If you are that's be a lovely time to pick up the costume from you. :) If you can't make it, we should talk about when to meet up...

Erin said...

I'm sorry I hadn't followed up on this. I'm terrible about coming back to read comments. I didn't know anything about Cafe Rio, sorry. But I'm so glad you picked it up tonight! Remember: PICTURES! <3

garrett said...

Oh, trust me, there will be pictures! As for followup on comments, you should just make sure you check the "email me ant additional comments" button when you post. That's my trick. :) It only shows up after you're logged in, so do a preview of your comment first, then check the box before you post! Easy peasy.

Erin said...

I actually did that this time. It was very convenient!