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Friday, October 30, 2009

Too Young Not To Be Cute

Kids are only little for such a short period of time.

And I have three boys, no girls.

So, my window of opportunity to have my boys wear "cute" Halloween costumes is very small.

I figure it's pretty much over once they hit kindergarten.

But, for now, they must be something cute.

They have been cute dinos(yes, there is such a thing as a cute dino- see Wednesday's post), bunnies(Monkey's choice for him and Bear one year), giraffes, blue fuzzy monsters(again, there's such a thing as CUTE monsters), and then monkeys(yes, Monkey was a monkey).

But, when I took Monkey to his Halloween party yesterday at preschool, he was the only "cute" one there.

His class is made up of ALL boys. 12 4 year-old boys. (Yes, bless his teacher's heart!)

The Halloween party saw superheroes, swat team costumes(2 of them, actually), skeletons, a few characters that I don't really recognize other than knowing they are from sci-fi movies...and then one monkey.

Don't get me wrong, at 4, they are all cute in their costumes. I'm not saying the kids weren't cute.

But, the costumes were more grown up.

Things that could be worn in a few years with no weird looks(as long as they get bigger sizes, of course!)

There's only that small window for cuteness in a costume when you have all boys.

One of the moms commented on Monkey's costume, saying that she really wished her son had picked something like that, but he insisted on Darth Vadar and wouldn't pick anything else.

We never had that problem at my house: I bought a monkey costume and a lion costume in Monkey's size, brought them home, and told him that those were the costumes that he could pick from.

There's plenty of time for him to get his say in what he wants to be. Mommy wants to keep him little for a little bit longer.

And he loved being a monkey, anyway.

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Blogger ShellSpann said...

My three year old is going to be a dragon this year. When I found the costume all I could think about was how adorable it would be. Then he put it on...and instantly started growling and making "Dragon noises" and saying, "I MEAN DRAGON MOMMY!" I fear that the days of cutesie costumes are over already in our house!

October 30, 2009 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Mommy Lisa said...

Huh, my daughter's pre-school chums Shea and Jordan were Batman and Darth Vader - she was Ariel. And they are three. I understand what you are saying, but I know that all three of them are OBSESSED with the characters they were for halloween. Shea has a Batman backpack and wears Batman t's a lot - Jordan has a Star Wars backpack...you get the idea.

You should have my friend Faux Martha's issue... she wishes her daughter wanted to be a princess, she just loves Thomas the Train! :)

October 30, 2009 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

My daughter had her class party this morning. The whole school does a parade and I noticed the older the boys were, the less cute their costumes were. There was a boy dressed as Tinkerbell. Funny, but odd!

October 30, 2009 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger Shell said...

It probably would be different if my boys were obsessed with any of the characters, but they really aren't. I don't think Monkey knew who most of the characters were that his classmates were dressed up as.

A boy as tinkerbell? How funny!

October 30, 2009 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Steven Anthony said...

I was shopping with my sister the other day for kids clothes, it is the same with real outfits too....so cute when they are tiny, not so much the older we get...although I must admitt a grown man such as myself in a giant pumpkin costume might be a bit much....lol

October 30, 2009 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Good for you! I think that's one of many problems now days...parents say what do you want instead of you can do this or this. That way they get a decision but it is within your decision.

October 30, 2009 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger kys said...

Just another example of kids growing up too quickly. And at that age I see so many parents pushing them that way. I don't get it. (????)

October 30, 2009 at 10:48 PM  

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