Maggie has decided she is going to be Tinkerbell for Halloween this year. Yes, she likes to plan ahead.
Here is a typical morning for us as I comb her hair:
“OUCH! That hurts, mom. Why do you always hurt me?”
“Sorry, honey. You have a lot of tangles. It was much easier to take care of your hair when it was shorter.”
“But Tinkerbell has long hair. She wears it in a bun. I need to have long hair by Halloween so I can be Tinkerbell and wear my hair in a bun.”
“Well, if you want to have long hair, we need to comb out the tangles everyday.”
“OK, mom. I want long hair. It doesn’t hurt anymore.”
After a few days of this exact conversation, we switched it up a little:
“Mom, that hurts!”
“Oh, right. It doesn’t hurt anymore.”
Even though I know it does. She sleeps like a wild animal and has the tangles every morning to prove it. Oh well. Her tangles, her costume, her choice.
Though I do draw the line when she said I needed to make her costume out of a leaf just like in the movie.
I think not.
Oh, and I am to be on the lookout for wings that light up. So, by all means, if you see a pair of light-up fairy wings that would fit a 4-foot tall child (as she is likely to be hitting the 4 foot mark by October) buy ’em and I’ll gladly reimburse you.