Every day her answer had been different, but the most frequent answer was a “mermaid princess rock star” heavily inspired by Princess Katie. Thankfully, Mads has a closetful of dresses, but we didn’t have Ariel’s outfit. Lyn came to the rescue (IOU). The rest of the outfit was easy, since she has 2 pink guitars, 5 tiaras, and a pink mike, oh, and plenty of sunglasses (wait, where are they now?). So, the concept was made into a reality during Halloween week. I thought it would be fun to dress up as a different princess every time. I didn’t get a chance to squeeze in Chinese Princess Rock Star, but she can be that for Chinese New Year in 2010. A couple of people were pleasantly surprised with the mermaid princess rock star costume.
WZR, on the other hand, didn’t have a choice in the matter, but it wouldn’t have made a difference as he was always trying to take the elephant jacket off. Maybe next year.
The lesson to be learned is, let their imaginations run wild. Your job is to create. The genuine smiles and memories that emerge? Priceless.