Thursday, November 06, 2008
So, Im not quite sure where Raegan got the idea...but all of a sudden and out of the blue she kept asking to be Tinkerbell for Halloween...she went from monster...to, of course Dora...to Tinkerbell. As we were walking through Costco, we came across a Tinkerbell costume, her size, and on sale! So, her wish came true. And might I add, I dressed up as well. I have to admit that I have never been that big of a fan doing such a thing, but now that Rae is 'of age' I thought it would be fun for her to see mom have fun WITH her. Yes...I was Peter Pan, the costume was $2.00, homemade, and hideous. Evan was, well I'm not really sure, but there is a little baby that carries a Teddy around in his footy jammies on Peter Pan, right?? We were the 'Pan Clan' and I have to admit it was kindof depressing. Here I am all dressed up with my two kids and....me, and my 2 kids...no Shawn to enjoy the deep gut laughter I needed to hear, cause to be honest, I felt all too serious with nobody there laughing at my attire:) I was a lone soul walking around the mall because for some odd reason, BYU had a volleyball match on HALLOWEEN NIGHT?! so we walked around the mall since it was close to the Y and then we headed over to the match. In the end, there were a few laughs from Shawn, and his team, and what mattered most...really...was Raegan had a wonderful night and surprised me with all the enjoyment she got out of getting all dolled up. I definately took advantage of that and really had a good time getting her ready! I do have to say, that between carving pumpkins, gathering costume gear, and dressing myself and the kids up for Halloween, I've found there are more than a few good reasons its nice to have kids around. It keeps that young excitement alive that lives on deep inside and I really did found myself enjoying those things I once did as a kid. Arn't kids the best:) Oh and as for Evan, he's not quite there yet to understand whats going on, he just goes with the flow, sat in the stroller with his bucket on his lap and watched as all these weirdo's drop candy inside. I was laughing cause he really just sat there...and didn't move much...maybe he was scared:)
P.S. THANK YOU to every one that contributed a very kind and comforting comment to my post below. I was telling my sister that I should write more of those cause I got some really nice feedback. We were laughing as we brainstormed...'i need help, I feel so fat and ugly...what do you guys think?'...ya know...do a little compliment fishin':) There was no fishin there though, I really do appreciate all your thoughtful words of comfort and advise!