Danger Mouse

by Jessie K on October 31, 2012

My friend Kristen — mom of four and all around great woman — reminded me that this is the last Halloween I will be able to dictate June’s costume. Next year I’ll want her to dress as a Parisian street mime but she’ll be all about Dora.

So this year June is going as Danger Mouse. The phrase came to me one morning while vacuuming. DANGER MOUSE. It sounds so lethal and fearsome in an oxymoronic kind of way.

I bought her a cape, a mask, a mouse nose and a pair of mouse ears and I’m sure she’ll topple over from all the weight on her little face. I sewed up a Danger Mouse logo for her cape and one for the front of her shirt just to ensure no one mistakes the fearsomeness before them.

The costume ended up serving a dual purpose. I wore it to a Halloween dance party Saturday night. That’s okay, right? For a mom to borrow her two year old’s costume? Two for the price of one, and all of that?

The party was a blast! This town isn’t known for its night life or its clubbing (shock!), but everyone once in a great while I’ll get invited to someone’s house who jacks up the Spotify, hooks up every speaker in the house, clears out all the furniture and turns their abode into a raging dance party.  From 9pm to 1:30 a.m., I danced my face off with a bunch of other grown ups old enough to know better to Rihanna, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, vintage Spice Girls, some Bowie, Justin Timberlake. It was a reminder of how much I love to dance but never get the opportunity to anymore. (Jake should have been with me — he would have loved it — but we’re at the stage of parenting where if one of us wants to go out the other has to stay home with the wee one.)

Can you feel the hypnotic terror of Danger Mouse in this picture?

Happy Halloween, everyone!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Chuck Smith October 31, 2012 at 11:04 am


I miss Danger Mouse – best English mouse program ever.

Jessie K October 31, 2012 at 1:04 pm


Hmm, not sure what “English mouse program” is. Care to elaborate?

Chuck Smith October 31, 2012 at 1:30 pm
Jessie K November 1, 2012 at 9:24 am


Aha! THAT’S where the phrase trickled into my subconscious. British cartoons. (Now I wish I would have gotten June an eye patch.)

kirsten ufkin October 31, 2012 at 9:15 pm


I am scared of all mice! LOL Danger Mouse or other……

maggiewann November 1, 2012 at 10:27 pm


Time to find a babysitter so mom and dad can go out together?

Yanes July 10, 2014 at 3:28 pm


Michael Jackson is truly the king. Every time i listen his songs i feel as he is still alive. Absolutely one of the biggest pop music superstars ever been born!

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