I bet in a million years you would not guess who my three-year-old wants to be for Halloween this year.
Go ahead. Try.
It’s not cute. It’s not typical. It’s a character I bet most of you haven’t even heard of before now.
Before I tell you, I’ll let you know what we were going to do, right up until three days ago, when she got this new idea cemented in her mind.
We were going to all dress up in the same theme with Peter Pan as inspiration. Here’s how the conversation went:
Me (after an episode of Jake and the Neverland Pirates): Josey, do you want to be Peter Pan for Halloween? And Piper could be Tinkerbell?
Me: And Daddy could be Captain Hook.
Me: And who would I be? Oh, I could go as Wendy Darling.
Josey: No, mom, you should be a pumpkin.
Me: (stares at Josey for a half minute) You want our family to be Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook, and a pumpkin….?
Me: No way! I am not going to be the only one who isn’t part of the theme. I want to be Wendy. I don’t want to be a pumpkin.
Josey: Okay mommy, you can be a witch!
Me: NO! (at this point, Tom and I are both laughing) Why would I be a witch?? There is no witch in Peter Pan! I’m gonna be Wendy!
Josey: No, mommy!
And so on it went, with us finding no exact reason she wanted to change things up on me. Finally I just said I was going to be Wendy and not anything else, and she let it go.
Piper already has a Tinkerbell costume (Free! yes!), Josey was going to be Peter Pan (and I was going to make her a Halloween costume for the first time), and Tom and I were going to have to find costumes for ourselves.
Until this week.
So I’m betting you still haven’t guessed what character she switched over to wanting to be on Halloween. I sure as heck didn’t see it coming.
She wants to be a frustrated, headless scarecrow by the name of “No Noggin” from a Curious George special called: “Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest.”
Tell me, what adorable three year old girl is obsessed with nightmares and wants to dress up as something creepy for Halloween?
I blame her father. He’s the one who was watching The Walking Dead with her in the room when she was 9 months old, until he noticed she was growling along with the walkers.
So here’s No Noggin.
Did I forget to say that since he lost his head, he gets mad that other people can easily wear hats, so he kicks their hats off as they go by trick-or-treating?
I already had a conversation telling her that if we pull this outfit together, she can’t go around kicking at anyone on Halloween (or ever).
And I have to find a way to make this outfit stay put on my busy, social toddler who is going to be going nuts collecting candy in a costume that no one is going to understand.
But I’m up for a good fashion challenge. And I do like a kid who can march to her own drum, so No Noggin it is.
Now we just have to start over for the rest of us. Maybe Tom can be The Man With The Yellow Hat, Piper can be a monkey like George, and I can be…I guess…a pumpkin. *sigh*