I really fell down on my job as a mother this Halloween. I don’t know what happened exactly, but time got away from me. I’m usually such a planner, and on any other day I would have had my child’s Halloween costume planned months in advance.
Dan must have sensed that I wasn’t taking care of this, so about a week before the big day he showed up with a bunny costume. It was precious. He hung it in the living room (actually, it’s still there now) and Brittain got much enjoyment out of talking to the costume. She would frequently crawl up to it during the day and say, “Hop, hop.” Based on this, we figured she was going to love this costume. However, after a couple of different days trying to actually put it on her, we soon realized that this was not going to work. What now?
The Monday before Halloween, Brittain and I went to visit Ashley and Savannah Hardie. Savannah is Ashley’s daughter, and when Brittain was born they lent us tons of clothes to get us through those first few months. We went there to return these and also get the next size up! (She has saved us by letting us borrow these clothes). While we were there, Ashley pulled out a butterfly costume that Savannah had worn a few years back, and asked if we wanted to borrow it. Yes! This was going to be it. The only problem was that she had misplaced the purple tights that came with it. Darn!
I went home and told my mom about the costume and about the missing tights. I called around a few places inquiring of their tights colors, but no one seemed to have purple. Mom suggested dying a pair, as if I was going to do that. The night before Halloween, mom and I went to Wal-Mart at 10:00 and bought purple dye. She volunteered to dye them. The next day, I ran by my parents house and there were the purple tights! I ran home and we quickly got Brittain dressed to go on our trick-or-treat outing, which consisted of visits to both sets of grandparents’ houses. It was plenty of fun for Brittain, and we still made it home by bedtime!
Brittain wasn’t a big fan of the hat, but we were able to catch a few shots:
“Brittain, YOU don’t want to wear the hat? Okay, well Daddy will”:
She even got to give out candy to the trick-or-treaters at Mimi and Duke’s: