October 17, 2011

mommy, i want to be a hooker for halloween

This year, I was determined not to drop the ball on Halloween.  I usually wait until the last minute to get costumes.  This year, they were going to be super cute, well thought out costumes. 

Then my 2 middle daughters saw these quite pricey, cheaply made costumes while shopping with their dad.  They fell in love and would surely perish if they didn't get them.  Of course, since mom wasn't around, they got them.

Then, out of nowhere, my older daughter was invited to a costume party over the weekend.  Not enough time for a well thought out costume there either.  So, we went to the store and bought one...

I've mentioned before that my 7 (almost 8) year old is big.  She's around 4'10''.  Has anyone seen the costumes for kids (or teens) this size?   Everything is a not-so clever version of a...hmmm...prostitute?  Tramp?  Slut?  Person of loose morals?  Go ahead and insert whichever word you are comfortable with.  Even if I were shopping for a teenager and not a 7 year old, I don't think most of these costumes are appropriate.  Her options were slutty bumblebee, Spongebob hooker, dead prostitute or cowgirl trollop.  I suggested that she be a clown and was given the eye roll and "seriously, mom..."

So, we settled for vampire.  I'm still not thrilled with what she bought, but at least she's covered, I suppose.  NEXT YEAR, I will come up with something terribly clever.  I will make them wear theme costumes (because that's the kind of mother I am).  4 girls, 1 theme.  Any suggestions?  It's better to start now if they hope to have decent costumes next year!



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