Monday, June 16, 2008

Costume Pageant

B loves the disguise. This has always been his "thing". When he was two, I took him to a fancy Halloween party and had him all dressed up in the cutest duck costume you've ever seen. He was so proud of it...until...he saw another little boy in a slick red fireman costume complete with a helmet. He turned to me and said, "Mommy, NO DUCKIE! FIREMAN!" I think there is a sermon in there somewhere..something about contentment or coveting...Anyway, we now own quite a collection of dress-up costumes. Most of them have been given as Christmas and birthday gifts by sweet grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Some, we've acquired as a result of kind friends with older children having a clean-out-the-house-day. Some have been bought at garage sales. They are quite easy to find in our house. They are simply strewn all over the floor of B's room. Oh, we clean them up-several times a day. But, when one needs to change his identity hourly, his room just has to pay the price.

This summer, I thought we could have a Costume Pageant where every week B will model some of his costumes for you. Thrilling..I know.

So, without further ado, here is this week's edition.

The Hunter

The Sailor....there was no prompting on that salute....that was all him.

The Soldier..Evidently, this is the proper soldier stance.

The Pirate..perhaps our very fanciest costume. When he learns what a Redcoat is, I think this might suffice for that, too...if it still fits.

The Fireman..."I had to do that face 'cuz that's how firemen look when they're puttin' out fires." That's what he told me after I snapped this; I wrote it down so I would remember.

And...The Safari Guy--as B calls it.

Stay tuned for next week with more exciting costumes straight from the floor of B's room!

A Happy Father's Day

It is Father's Day night, and what a great weekend it has been! All of the daddies that are a part of our family have been celebrated and we've spent some special time with them all. B doesn't understand why we don't have a Son's Day. Some day he will realize that when you are five, every day is Son's Day!

My husband and I had fun watching the US Open. Tiger Woods was amazing. I loved this commercial about him and his late father. We can't wait to find out what happens during the playoff round tomorrow! Good night!