“What do you want to dress up as for Halloween this year Mia?”
(We love Halloween in this house).
She dresses up as Peter Pan for everything where a fancy dress costume is specified on the invitation. Even some places where it’s not.
I had the mother of all battles on the first day of pre-school when she wanted to wear said costume to show her new friends.
I should also point out that this outfit doesn’t actually fit her. It’s her older brother’s hand-me-down and the minute he decided he was too grown up to be a flying boy (there is some irony there!) she swooped in and claimed it as her own.
She doesn’t care one jot that it swamps her and I had to cut the ‘feet’ off so she could actually walk in it. What she does care about is that it has a little foam dagger which slips into a sling on the belt and a hat she wears at a jaunty angle.
And she crows; ‘ah ha’ at lot while wearing it.
Me: “Peter Pan isn’t very scary for a Halloween costume.”
Mia: “Tut. Peter Pan with an axe then.”
(She says it like it’s the most glaringly obvious thing in the world).
So are we the only ones draping cotton wool from the ceilings and whooping up a storm over the apple bobbing?
What are your Halloween plans?