Posted on 10/24/2012OK, Flashback to 2008. Halloween is in a few weeks....& my son Dylan (age 3 at the time), out-of-the-blue, one day, says to me: "Mom, I don't know if I should be Humpty Dumpty or Gene Simmons". OMG!!! I just about fell off my chair!!!---I turned to him & said, "With a line like that, you're being Gene!" :))) See, I grew up listening to KISS in the late 70's when I was 8 years old (particularly b/c I had an older sis who was obsessed! - KISS posters completely covering the walls (amongst the Bucky Dent posters. :) Dylan, my 3 yr old, was an out-of-the-womb an old soul...who is wise beyond his years when it comes to music.--He also told me at the age of 3 "Mom, I'm a Rockstar" (Me: You are?) "Yeah, because I LOVE ROCK!" :))) Sooo, as you can imagine, he HAD to be "mini Gene"!!! Right? And let me tell you, he SHOCKED & ROCKED the world that Halloween!!! - I made the costume from head-to-toe. He had to look GOOD! :) Get a load of this...he went to his pre-school parade as mini-Gene, and the teachers & janitors went NUTS! (his classmates liked it too, but they didn't know who he was--Tsk Tsk--what's wrong with those other 3 yr olds?...after all, KISS is history! ;o) Dylan was an absolute SAINT in sitting still for that make-up. Then he did the whole thing again on Halloween & he MADE PPL'S HALLOWEEN THAT YEAR, EVERYWHERE WE WENT!!! SOOOO MUCH FUN!!! - I have an amazing album that I put out on Facebook that ppl go nuts over. ("HalloGene 2008"). As you can imagine, Dylan is now a very well-known KISS fan & ppl tell us they always think of him when they see or hear KISS. : ) So get THIS.....THEN, I say to my husband, "I wish, KISS would come around while he still fits in this costume & I'd take him to see them dressed up". Shortly thereafter, my hubby calls me from work one day to say: "Ask & you shall receive--KISS just announced dates!" (OMG!!!) So yep, we took our "mini Gene" to see KISS ALIVE 35 at Madison Square Garden! AMAZING SHOW!!!! And after the show, Dylan (mini-Gene) said so sweetly & innocently, "Dad...I was a bigger hit than the band". OMG LOL! Seriously, if he had a dollar for every person that wanted their picture taken with him...he'd have quite a nice college fund ;o). And he's never been a crybaby (was out-of-the-womb at age 22:) So naturally what a trooper my boy was--having fans swarming him all night & not complaining a bit about it?! Unbelievable. Then the next day, I say to my husband, "Ah too bad he didn't get to meet the real Gene". Then Dylan (didn't know he was listening) comes in & says, "Yes I did...I had my picture taken with him". (??) Awwwww, our poor sweetie had his pic taken with some guy dressed as Gene (who calls himself 'Simmons God')--this guy flipped out over our son & wanted his pic taken with him (which is also in my facebook album--btw I attached the link below. KISS fans will LOVE it! My facebook friends GO NUTS OVER IT! So please take a look at the making of Gene & our Shocking/Rocking the world! Nothing more freakin ADOARBLE than Gene trick-or-treating! :))) Soooo.....my trooper 3 year old, dressed up as Gene THREE TIMES--for school, Halloween, AND KISS ALIVE 35!!