As some of you may know, I'm a bit of a costume geek (*mild* understatement). So, of course, when my kids have to dress up for any school event, Halloween, etc., I tend to go a smidge overboard.
This time, it was my daughter's field trip to a pioneer school. And I think I did a terrific job of reigning myself in. But I ask you, what mother could resist dressing her little girl like a big Holly Hobby doll? Not this one!
Now, I must point out that this child is normally running around, her hair a tangled wreck, wearing dirty jeans and t-shirts (she can't stay clean for more than five minutes). She's a tomboy through and through. Not a girly bone in her body.
I thought she might give me a fight, but she actually seems to like dressing up.
Say, maybe she'll wear a dress or skirt every now and then! A mom can dream, right?
Or maybe she'll catch the costume bug like I did.
Ironically, it was a field trip just like this one (I was about 8 years old at the time) that gave me the costuming bug. There was something exciting, magical, about dressing in clothes from days-gone-by. It wasn't until years later, when I discovered the Renaissance Festival, that I found an outlet for my historical costume fixation. But from the time I was eight, I was a costume geek. And I seized every opportunity to dress in garb as I could. Plays and musicals. Halloween. Whatever.
What about you? Do you remember a special event at school (or during your childhood) that changed you somehow?
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