1. I convinced both of my girls to be something OTHER THAN a princess. Granted one had to be a MAGICAL unicorn (don't you dare forget "magical") and the other had to be a BABY dragon (my girls are into their adjectives), but it's an achievement all the same.
2. I turned a horrible sickly floppy-horned unicorn costume into a masterpiece complete with swirling upright horn AND lush sparkly hair. No unicorn of mine is going to have a floppy horn! Please, no applause. It's really not necessary. No really, it was nothing.
3. I got a perfect picture of the two, which every parent knows is easier said than done, especially at this age.
4. And I actually managed to get them wagging their tails! Score!
In all honesty, the girls loved their costumes and I loved watching them. If someone at their school Halloween Party said "Awww, look! It's a dragon," Addie would turn around and say "Baby dragon. Hi!" Then she'd give them a hug. And since 90% of her friends were princesses, Ellie got a kick out of being the only pet unicorn around.
At home, the girls were pretty silly chasing each other.
And of course, Mommy gets a kick out of how great these two are together. They make me smile, in case you can't tell.
Tonight is Addie's first time Trick-or-Treating... stay tuned for more...