Thursday, October 8, 2020

Surprise!

 (I know I owe y'all at least one more "favorite finds" post. I promise I haven't forgotten. Yet.)

Today was "Dress Like A Farmer Day" at Belle's preschool. Yesterday, when I picked her up, the first thing she said to me was: "Mama! I have the best idea for my outfit. I'm going to be a farm animal! So, I'm going to need you to help me make a pig costume. Or a cow. Whatever is easiest." 

Well, first of all, neither is "easy" for moi. I told her she could ask her sister. Little Leighton is the "Craft Queen" of our casa. Silly me had just assumed maybe her sweet teachers had said that they could dress as a farmer or cowgirl OR their favorite farm animal. I should never assume anything with Belle.

When I discovered we didn't have any pink construction paper for a pig snout, I started shopping online. Target, of course, had the CUTEST goat costume under $13. I showed Belle, and she was instantly excited. I told her I would order it for pickup. Then I hear her whisper to herself, "I can't wait to surprise everyone."

"Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!" I said. "Did your teachers not say you could be a farm animal? Please tell me exactly how this came up."

"Well," she says, "when we were packing up our things to leave, they told us to not forget tomorrow we could dress like a farmer or a cowgirl. But, Mom, sometimes I just have really good ideas."

I couldn't argue with that. I loved her creativity and spunk and willingness to stand out from the crowd. I quickly messaged her teacher to get the "green light" for my little goat. Then we headed to Target.




Belle had such a fun day and rocked her little golden horns and sparkly, fuzzy dress! I'm not sure there's ever been a cuter goat.

Happy Friday Eve, friends!

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