I saw this post on Oh Happy Day and couldn’t wait until Halloween so I could play dress up with H. Only thing I didn’t realize while prepping the costumes was that my baby would have absolutely no interest in playing along. Nevertheless it was a pretty hilarious process and we both had a ton of laughs, mostly her at me as she crawled away from me at a speed that I still don’t understand. She literally crawls at warp speed, it’s unreal.
I couldn’t help but share this post as 1. a cautionary tale, keep your expectations low when it comes to babies and costumes (ones that zip up are best) 2. it’s a great reminder to me that with a baby most things (if not all things) hardly ever go your way. It’s about the journey, not the destination.
Here are the three that I tried:
H as Frida Kahlo here and above. She had a particular hatred for the shawl and the eyebrow makeup. She was very upset that I wouldn’t let her eat it.
2. Donald Trump which just ended up looking like a smarmy banker. H has really long pieces of hair at the side and not as much on top so I thought it would be hilarious for her to be Donald Trump with a massive comb over. It didn’t really pan out but it was the costume she liked the most. Mostly because I gave her a spoon to play with…
3. Old school bodybuilder. The fake weights were made from balloons attached to a paper towel roll. She was obsessed with it and usually her obsessions translate into her doing whatever she can to break it apart. Needless to say, getting a picture of her with her weights was next to impossible. But she had fun!
see ya, Mum!
I ended up settling on a lamb one piece for her outing today. She’s not 100% sold on the hat, but at least she’ll be warm! Check out my instagram for pics this evening.