Let’s just talk about something I’m not proud about, shall we? It has to do with Halloween and costumes.
You see, this year, I bought P Man’s Buzz Lightyear costume at my neighbor’s yard sale for $3. Talk about a great deal, right?!
At that point I had my mind set on Bents being Woody. So when we went to San Antonio last month we hit up the Disney Store and I found the cutest Woody costume. Oh, it was soooo cute.
It was also so pricey. $49.99 to be exact.
Every part of my frugal-savvy-smart-spending mentality went out the door when I saw it. I just pictured Bents in the cute little yellow button up shirt with the red bandanna. So what did I do? I bought it, of coures.
Only because I thought….SJ can wear it next year. My excuse for almost anything I buy for the big boys. Ha!
Bents wasn’t near as excited as I thought he’d be when I brought it home. In fact, he told me, on more than a few occasions, “I no wunta be woodee!”
What??? I swear he loved Woody and now all the sudden he says he doesn’t want to be him. I really thought I could talk him in to it. I even let him watch Toy Story 1, 2, AND 3 on repeat one Saturday.
But the true tale came last Friday night when the boys had to dress up for our church Halloween party. It was going well….Gigi was over and she was helping Bents get his Woody costume on.
He wore the shirt for about 6.37 seconds and then he demanded it come off immediately.
And I do mean demanded.
“I NO WUNTA BE WOODEEEEEEE! I NO WUNTA BE WOODEE!”
Talk about a drama king.
So I did what I had to do to keep him happy and I said, “You don’t have to be Woody sweetie.” Even though in the back of my mind I was thinking, “I paid $50 for that Woody costume and you’re going to wear it!”
Halloween is suppose to be fun not a fight, right? But, dang, come on child….I paid good money for that costume!
I guess I should just feel lucky that he ended up putting on ANY costume at all, even if it was a has-been costume straight from P’s closet.
Can you guess what he chose?
Lesson learned: Never visit the Disney Store again during Halloween season. It is never ok to spend $49.99 on a 2 year olds costume, I don’t care how cute it is. Phew.
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