TTFYHO: Toddler costumes when you don’t have a toddler
I’ll admit it. I bought this costume. And I don’t have a baby or a toddler.
This was a hard one to explain when I got home.
Erin and I saw this costume at a sale right after she and Zach bought their home. They were in the market for busts, and as soon as we walked in, she spotted a Mozart bust which will probably be featured as a Fave Find one day. Anyway, this was buried amongst some Burger King Alf Puppets that I actually carried around with me for a while. Can you believe I thought they might be valuable? Well, I did. Give me a big, fat break.
So, Erin is sometimes obsessed with my unborn children, and while we stood contemplating the costume together, she exclaimed, “You need to buy that for your baby!” I reminded her I do not have a baby, but she told me I should buy it for my future baby. I then screwed myself by admitting to her that my mother had made the exact same costume (different fabric and pom-poms) when I was a toddler. Seeing the costume reminded me of some good times, and Erin was starting to really convince me that buying it wasn’t crazy. There was no turning back after that!
Here are some pics of me rocking the costume while gathering some Halloween loot when I was two:
I wish my mom saved some of her clothes from back then. I’d totally wear that coat now.
I do have one question, though. My brother is five years older than me. Why did my parents think it was a good idea for him to wear a toddler’s Halloween costume the next year?
Anyway, when I came home that night, I did have a lot of explaining to do. But it was all worth the look on Adam’s face.
I realize it seems like I’m obsessed with clowns, since the first edition of Things That Freak Your Husband Out (TTFYHO) was also about them, but I’m really not.