Here is a creative guest post from photographer and very active member of the NYC Dads Group, Adam J.
On a late October day in Lower Manhattan, a gathering took place of beings and creatures so bizarre, so wild, so out of this world that it would be difficult to believe, if not for the security camera footage found at the scene. Where did they come from and why are they here? This we may really never know . . . but here is what I think transpired:
Dim the lights and run the slide show, Schneider . . .
Here, it appears an eight-tentacled octopus is trying to commandeer a giant bee and giant ladybug for some sort of adventure.
Their first encounters were with what one would call a Transformer- A creature from the 80s that has regained popularity as a fierce fighter and protector of good. This one went by the name of Lucas Optimus Prime. (sounds Latin to me…). Once on the Yellow Brick Road they met a hungry scarecrow named Theo?
Realizing that Scarecrow’s snacks would not be enough for everyone on this trip, they had to think of a plan to get more snacks and drinks. So they asked a fairy princess named Sara for help and she waved her wand and poof: Juan Valdez and Grace the Candy Corn Queen arrived to shower them with coffee and candy.
But they all wanted hot coffee, dang it. Fortunately, Jake the Stove was nearby and offered to warm up Juan’s delicious brew.
There was Keiko the Monkey,
Drew Brees (my Fantasy Football QB- a privilege and an honor to have there) with some crazy old fan (Bruce).
Jonah the fearsome fire breathing dragon,
Zack the Lil’ Red Monster that you might all know,
and Violet the sweet lil’ monkey climbing out of a rainbow well.
Well, after meeting all these new friends the whole gang realized they weren’t paying attention to where they were going. They were lost, so they asked the fairy princess which way to go and she pointed to a rather tall fellow named Fred.
But it was clear that this Fred was looking lost himself, so they all trundled on until they reached an old and very wise little creature, Jasper the Jedi Knight, who gave them the following advice: hmm. yes, yes my creatures. seek you a spotted Butterfly and you shall find your place to be, hmm yes yes go now young paduans.
Hope everyone had a great Halloween this year. Look forward to next year’s party. Thanks to Matt and Lance for organizing! Nothing like hanging out with twenty other involved fathers (including several at home dads) with their little ones on a weekday morning celebrating Halloween!