At about 8:00 this morning I recieved a bit of a panic call from Jenny. She was dithering about an e-mail she'd JUST read from Miss Ranelle (Brooklyns pre-school teacher) about how today was Dr. Seuss day and the kids were s'posed to be dressed up as their favorite character, and know how to explain who they were, and there would be pictures taken and a book m ade, etc. She was feeling bad that Brooklyn would be left out at all. And "how come Miss Ranelle didn't send this sooner, etc." To be perfectly honest, all i was thinking was...oh crap, what am I s'posed to do here. I don't even own a Dr. Seuss book, much less something to simiulate a character. So, after assuring Jenny that I'd figure something out, she hung up and I started pondering on who to call. I talked to Lana, she made me feel better by saying that she never dressed Tatum up for it back in her preschool days. I talked to Dixie, she knew nothing about it, and didn't care that her kids would be costumeless. She IS in the middle of a move, so she's preoccupied. But alas, I just couldn't let it go. So, I called Jenee P of course. Now THAT is a woman with endless dress ups and ideas. She of course just happened to have this darling little number that would work, 'cause it could pass as SOMETHING Dr. Seussish. So, the kids and I meandered over for a quick visit and picked up the costume.
After a ROUGH trip to the Wal-mart, one in which I really had to convince myself that I DID like my offspring, the kids were all sent to bed to get a grip on themselves and give me a moment to cool off. Brooklyn ended up falling asleep. So, I woke her up in time to eat lunch and put together this look of stunningness. Mind you, I had NO idea what I was doing, but in the end, I think she looks pretty cute. I told her to just tell her teacher she as a "WHO". I mean really, just look crazy or freakish in some way and you'll pass as a Seuss character.
Huh? Do you like? Silver polka dots, are you kidding me? So AWESOME!
You know, with the VAST amount of whining and dramatizing that Brooklyn does, I often forget just how truly funny and cute she is. She will do any pose I ask her to, and she's just silly. In this pose she's showing the hair and saying "who ooooh". She was pretty pleased with the final look and couldn't wait to get to school and show it off.
Polka dots and dimples,
special thanks to Miz Jenee P for the costume and always coming through in a pinch.