Without a crystal ball, it’s truly difficult to determine what a child might want a year out from any given point in time. Particularly if that child is both strong-willed and without understandable speaking skills. So, I lamented. What should a little girl be before she’s figured out she can choose for herself.
My husband offered the sage advice that she should be “either a bug or a vegetable”. Having been a pumpkin in her inaugural year, she should be a bug.
This is Miss Lola last Friday for the Halloween where she discovered what Halloween is. If you ask her what she dressed up as, she’ll tell you, “A Bumble-Bee and A Bug”
Her brother was a vegetable. Henry was destined to be the pumpkin that he’s typecast to be.
Note about Motherhood: I had already prescribed what Henry and Lola would be for Halloween this year some time before Henry was even born, coinciding with last year’s post-Holiday costume sales.