Had some one on one time alone with Emma today, and we decided to go check out Halloween costumes. Neither kid has any idea of what they want to be. Totally foreign to me...I always knew by August what I was going to be and my costume would have been perfected by now. My kids have no imagination.
So anyway, we went to Halloween USA, or whatever it's called. I knew it was going to be a waste of time-last year yielded nothing but sexy and inappropriate-for-12-year-old-costumes. And Em is drawn to them like a crow to a shiny object. I have been coming up with ideas for the last few days, but she thinks everything is lame. NO Halloween spirit whatsoever. Pbbth!
After walking the aisles, she found a (sexy) detective outfit that she felt was passable. I let her try it on, and informed her she would be wearing tights with the short skirt. While I was packing it back into the bag, I glanced at the price tag... $40. forty. dollars. No frickin' way.
Needless to say, she wasn't happy with me.
We dragged ourselves to JoAnn's to look at patterns. All of which she declared lame. She looked at some fabric, and was finding some she liked, and then found a pattern that could work with the fabric. We found some awesome trim. It's going to be close...the pattern only goes up to size 14, so I may have to punt and add some inches in...
So now I have to sew a flippin' costume.
when will I ever learn?