On Thanksgiving Day, Mom will be crawling out of bed around 5:00 am to head uptown to The New Yorker Hotel to get in costume and makeup to be one of over 800 clowns in the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving Parade! There will be close to 3 million people in the streets along the 2 1/2 mile parade route and over 44 MILLION watching on tv.
Yesterday, she and her pal Susan (Jazz's Mommy) went to Clown College to learn some tricks on clowning around. Now this will be Susan's 4th parade and Mom's 7th, so they are pretty much PhD candidates!
Last year they were Harlequin Clowns. These were very cute costumes with great funny hats.
The year before, they were Safari Clowns, near the Dora the Explorer balloon. That's what they'll be again this year. The costumes aren't great - they are hoping they can be the two alligators...
(We know a thing or two about alligators.)
On the rainest, coldest Thanksgiving Day, they had the best Clown assignment as Confetti Clowns. They were at the very start of the parade with Al Roker and got to shoot off confetti guns as he cut the ribbon, kicking off the parade. (Mom also landed about 30 seconds of camera time, if you could recognize her!)
Finally, Mom's very favorite costume —as an ear of corn with the Funny Farm Clowns. She got to make all sorts of awful puns because she is so corny.
And what will I be doing while she's busy on Thanksgiving morning?