First off, Happy Halloween! I hope you and your kids are enjoying a very spirited holiday (see what I did there?!). Squish has been wearing her Elsa costume for the past 6 weeks … every day (yes, I’ve washed it), and Puff has worn her costume all of 0.75 seconds – and never will again.
I sewed her a very simple Abby Cadabby (from Sesame Street) costume that is easy to put on – there are arm holes and the thing ties in the back with the purple ribbons – and pretty soft. It’s made of soft tulle, not scratchy stuff. She loves the wings and the wand, but not the dress. And without the dress she’s just some kind of mismatched fairy.
Alas, another Halloween costume fail for her (she didn’t like last year’s, either, which was Boo from Monster’s Inc). I don’t know what she’ll wear when we trick or treat in our neighborhood tonight, but since we’ll only be going for about 7 minutes, I hardly think it matters.
But that’s a cute Abby costume, right? You can’t really tell, but the waist and neck is a pretty flower ribbon I tacked on – $3/yd! The whole costume cost $10 plus a whole lotta love … and since you really can’t put a price on love, I guess her costume is priceless.
I’m really going to guilt her with this when she’s older aren’t I??!
What are your kids dressed up as for Halloween? Did it go smoothly? Better than Puff’s misadventures?
And now for a funny tidbit. We’ve been talking about the issue of taunting with Squish regarding how she talks to her sister and takes her toys away sometimes (while telling her she’s doing it) to “play” with Puff. You can guess how much Puff loves that game! (Not!!)
Needless to say, Squish may fully understand the concept of taunting now, although it hasn’t stopped her yet from doing it herself.
Squish: “Mom, you’re the star student. Come with me to the dress up area.”
Me: “Ooh, Puffer Pants, your sister said I’m the star student!”
Squish: “Mom, don’t say that! That’s taunting.”
She’s right, eh?!
P.S. Squish’s pre-k class has a star student each day that counts on the calendar, dresses their “weather of the day bear,” etc. Lucky me, right?
I hope you enjoy your Halloween festivities!