Last Wednesday, Halloween. One of my least favorite holidays. Yep, I said it. I think costumes are cute, I love candy, I love trick or treating, and I love getting Georgia dressed up. Once. But the month of October is getting ridiculous. Starting October 1st it's like, "Today is wear your costume to the gas station day." October 7th, "It's wear your costume to the fire station day." October 14th it's time to........"wear your costume to aisle seven of the grocery store day." Then on the 20th it's, "wear your costume to ballet and bring candy to pass out." And by the time the 31st rolls around the costumes are fraying, your kid doesn't want to get wrangled into it one more time, and one top of that, it's raining in awesome Michigan and you get to tramp through puddles and wear gloves because it's so ridiculously cold.
But Georgia, ever the happy Little Mermaid had a great time eating with friends before hand and getting all dressed up.
My mom did a truly amazing job making her costume. I'm sure this mermaid tail will be falling apart long before Georgia is done playing with it.
And then...........the best thing.........
We headed down to Disney for four days with my family. It was so fantastic. I was waiting for meltdowns, fights with Chris, family tension, and "I've had it up to here's," like you hear people lament about their trips to Disney. It was absolutely the furthest from that........pretty much a flawless trip. I'll be back later this week to share my thoughts and opinions on Disney trips and what makes them good. You know......since I've been once with a kid and I'm an expert now.
In general, I've spent my whole life pretty unaware of Disney and why people are obsessed with it. And while I'm not about to run out and get a Minnie Mouse tattoo.......meeting the princesses was so much fun with Georgia. And the best.....if you go......find Cinderella's step family. They are hilarious. I mean just look at the facial expression of the one below in lime green.
There's my first tip. More to come.
And........don't forget to vote tomorrow! It's important. And if you can---take your kiddo's. I think it's crucial for them to see it in action and to hear you talk about it.....in a respectful way......no matter who is elected. I'm an election geek and I put tomorrow night's television viewing right up there with some of the best nights of TV out there.
Don't waste your right. Vote.