I want to be a Mom that supports the things her kids are into.
Really, I do.
But I have a hard time with the little things.
Like letting them pick their Halloween Costumes.
I've been planning Josie's costume since before last Halloween. We were going to a family party so we needed to all go together.
Andrew and I were going to be Tourists, Baby V was going to be a Pilot, and Josie was going to steal the show with her custom made, tiny replica of my Mom's uniform, Flight Attendant!
I was even going to make her candy bag out of a diaper box and wheels so it looked like her luggage.
But then she turned 3 and with 3 came all these opinions and ideas that no longer matched mine.
Somewhere along the line she decided she wanted to be a Blue Fairy. And there was no getting her to budge.
Finally one night, Andrew was listening to me try to bribe her into being a Flight Attendant and he said, "Seriously Nicole. It's Halloween. Let her be a Blue Fairy."
And of course, he is right. It's just Halloween and the whole night is for her to have fun dressing up.
So I agreed that she didn't have to be a Flight Attendant. But she couldn't be just a Blue Fairy. We needed something more creative then that.
So I made her a Peacock!
I loved the idea.
Not so much.
So if she asks, she's a Blue Fairy!
And it turned out so cute I threw together a Tutorial. Dresses like this were selling for over $50 on Etsy. Mine rang in at about $12 total.
3 rolls of tulle (about 25 yards each and 6 inches wide)
2 yards of satin ribbon