Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mom, I'm Sorry...


I took The Girl shopping for a Halloween costume on Saturday.

Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday.  Hands down.  Shopping with a 9 year-old girl may have ruined it for me.  Mom, I'm sorry for having been a pre-adolescent girl. 

This year she decided she is going to be a little devil.  How fitting.  But my goodness, did drama and chaos ensue when we began discussing what she would be required to wear UNDER the costume.

1.) The Girl is 9.  Trampy little skank costumes are not appropriate for my daughter.  Especially at 9.

2.) We live in Minnesota.  It is cold here on October 31st.  I have a feeling it will be colder than normal this year, if the current weather situation is any indication.

3.) We Trick-or-Treat outside.  I've accepted that a coat will not fit over wings, but I will be damned if she's not wearing long sleeves under that thing.

4.) I really don't want to listen to the whining and bitching when we are out on how cold she is.

That said, I bought her the freaking costume.  I got her to agree to a black, long sleeved, thermal shirt to wear under the dress.  Leggings and all accessories came with the costume (Unbelievable!  They usually rape you for accessories!)  Hopefully costume shopping with the boy will be a lot less difficult...

9 comments:

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Costumes can be a challenge with weather. I remember many years wearing a winter coat over my costumes in WV. My boys seem to stick to costumes I can put together at home like pirates, highwaymen and ninjas, which can be layered easily.

Beth said...

I apologize to my mom for having been a teenager every week. BTW - the boy will be easier.

Mike said...

Boys costumes like clothes are more practical than girls. Yeah it's amazing how they are sexualizing little girl costumes over the years.

Senorita said...

Just say no to skank costumes for little girls !

I wonder what will happen when she is in high school.

Girls can be so complicated sometimes.......

kys said...

I am so glad that I have boys. No drama with the costumes.

It is going to be cold on Halloween here, too. It seems a waste to cover up the costumes with a coat, doesn't it?

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

Hold onto yout hat, the difficulty in shopping with a girl escalates as her hormones kick in.

Good luck! :)

That One Mom said...

@ Nancy - I can hardly wait. I know school clothes shopping just about put me in my grave this year!

Lisa Anne said...

It's my Fav holiday too. I totally can't believe how skimpy these costumes are these days. Even for the little little kids. It's kida ridiculous and ruining Halloween for me too.

It is a cute costume and with the proper underclothes It's perfect!

Emma Louise said...

Oh how I pray all my children turn out to be boys.. I remember what a terrible teenager I was! A mini me would just be plain horrid!

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