The costumes were ready to go. Nory would be Belle and Phil would be the Beast. Juliet would be a cupcake and I would be a baker.
Let’s do this.
Except for the fact that Juliet’s a soon to be three-nager and has the ability to be completely indecisive and so totally decisive at the same time.
I want this. No, I don’t want this. I thought I told you that I really freaking want THIS?!
I should have known a last-minute costume change was looming. But as the eternal optimist that I am, I also had this wonderful idea that, on Halloween, when people are dressed spooky and there are new faces with every knock, Juliet would want to be my Halloween buddy. I had this wonderful idea that, on Halloween, WHEN WE WERE GOING TO BE A CUPCAKE AND A BAKER, Juliet would stay loyal to our duo and cling to me rather than Phil and everyone would look at us like, “AHHH! A CUPCAKE AND A BAKER!!!” I had this wonderful idea that, on Halloween, Juliet would FINALLY want to be doing whatever I’m doing, rather than whatever Phil’s doing. (My optimism sticker chart is FULL of self-awarded gold stars.)
Well, Juliet responded with a resounding NOPE to all of my Halloween ideas.
Instead, she wanted to be JUST LIKE PHIL. Juliet wanted to be THE BEAST…
You’d think that my mad-scramble to the mall on Friday morning would be enough to boost me to PARENT #1, right? You know, securing her Halloween costume hours before the community trick-or-treat? You know, BASICALLY ROCKING IT AT LIFE?
While decorating Halloween cupcakes last night, Juliet felt compelled to share, “I love Mommy and Daddy and Nory. But I love Daddy the best.”
What a BEAST.
Mwaa haaa haaa.
At least last year’s family costume included ALL OF US…