Today Tia got to wear her costume to school. She’s Princess Leia.
She has been so excited about it all week.
This morning, she put on her costume an hour before we had to leave and asked that I take her picture:
She was most excited about her “for weal” Princess Leia hair.
“Thsee mom? I wook just wike Pintheth Yay-ya,” she said.
When we got in the car to go to school she asked me 100 times if I remembered her Princess Leia hair.
When we arrived, I secured it to her adorable little head and in we marched.
Someone laughed and told her she looked adorable…
And someone else told her she looked just like her older brother in that wig…
And someone else clutched her chest and grinned as she walked past…
And before we even made it to her room, Tia yanked the wig off her head and thrust it at me.
“I not want to wear it anymore,” she said.
And no amount of assurances that people were only smiling because they thought she looked cute would convince her to put it back on.
So I fashioned her hair into two pigtails and sent her on her way sans wig. Then I went to the lobby to wait for her class to return and show off their costumes and sing us a few songs.
Apparently she went to the bathroom before coming out to sing because her dress was tucked into her pants.
And instead of singing the songs that she’s been so boldly performing for us at home, she sucked on her finger.
And then she got tired and sat down.