OK, Halloween is a week away. I've never been a huge fan of the holiday but since I've had my girls, I've gotten a little more into it. Unfortunately, I have set a precedent of making my costumes. You all know that I am a crafty gal but since I don't know how to sew, I have to get reeeeeally crafty when it comes to making costumes. I take lots of shortcuts, use glue, handstiching and take lots of time to get the desired effect. It's fun sometimes but always exhausting.
Last year was the first time I let my oldest buy her costume. I'm sure you remember as I wrote about it a lot. It forced me to make the well needed break from my inner Martha. So, the whole new me was all ready to buy costumes this year. Let's hear it for easy! So far, it's worked for my oldest who has already picked out and bought her dead bride costume or as she's renamed it, "Bloody Mary"(excuse me while I throw up). But what about the 4-year-old? I was just anticipating her to choose one of her many Princess Dress Up clothes and I was happy about it. No, I'm not the biggest princess fan in the world but when she dresses up as one, I melt. It's a little much when she goes on to list all of the boys she knows as potential husbands. Yes, she does that. She's 4. Excuse me while I throw up again. This was all fine and good until she decided to choose and Elephant instead. AN ELEPHANT?
I'm a bit embarrassed to even admit I'm complaining about her "thinking outside the glamor". Any other year I would have beamed with pride that "MY daughter doesn't want to be a princess like everyone else. She is far more creative than that." Instead I have been wracking my brain at how I'm not only going to pull off an elephant but how I'm going to find the time to do it.
I'll bet most of your girls are going to dress up in the most easy costume there is, aren't they? I'll bet most of your youngsters are going to be princesses, right? Let's hear it...let's SEE it...rub it in that you've all got it easy while I'm over here trying to figure out how to make a detachable trunk for my child's nose. Go ahead Kristen, tell me all about how you're just going to put the fair and lovely Q in her Snow White costume, easy peasy, and call it a Halloween.
And here's the crowning jewel...If you share your stories and/or links to your photos with us in the comments here, you will be entered into the drawing to receive the new Disney Princess DVD Enchanted Tales. You heard me right. This is a giveaway ladies! If you don't already have the disc trust me, your daughter will get swept away in all it's Princess grandeur. I know mine did.
Comment away if you'd like the DVD. You have until midnight Thursday to leave your story or link. Winners will be announced on Friday.