The kids have been playing dress-up in the afternoons this week. One day I picked Avery up and she was a candy corn witch with a ninja mask. Yesterday, I walked in and all the kids were coloring at the table. None had on a costume except Avery, who had on an astronaut outfit. This exact one, actually:
Me: Oh, an astronaut. You look so cute! Let's take it off so we can go home.
Teacher: Yeah, she didn't want to take it off earlier either.
Me: I bet you can play with it again tomorrow, honey. Let's take it off.
Avery: LEAVE IT ON!
*astronaut outfit comes off*
For a couple of months (yes, a couple of months) I have been searching for the perfect Halloween costume for Avery. I decided she would be Minnie Mouse. Not only would she look adorable, but she LOVES Mickey and Minnie so I was sure she would love dressing up like Minnie.
I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a costume, something that will be worn only a handful of times. But I wanted a good quality costume too. So I turned to eBay and quickly found out that Minnie Mouse is apparently a hot costume. I saw one entire costume including gloves, shoes, ears, and dress go for over $60 (used)! Yeah, not so much. But I watched and waited and eventually found a great deal on a used dress and ears ($15!). Score!
Cue yesterday, coming off the astronaut debacle at school, we come home to see that the Minnie Mouse costume has arrived in the mail. Yesssss!
Me: Avery, your Minnie costume is here! Awwww, look how cute it is!
Avery: I no like it.
Me: What?! What do you mean you don't like it? You love Minnie!
Avery: No, I no like it.
She was interested in the ears and wore them for a while. Later, she asked to try on the dress, and when I got it on she started crying and saying "get it off."
So maybe she should be an astronaut for Halloween.