Sunday, October 5, 2008

D'oh, it happened again.

Do you remember the post on starting potty training (which by the way went by the wayside on hurricane day and hasn't started up again) and how my daughter had chosen the Cars boys underwear for her "panties"? Well, had I known how truly kooky she is about the whole Cars movie I would have never taken her to the Disney store to pick out her costume for Halloween. Well enough of the foreshadowing. Let me set the stage. Just had lunch at the mall, had watched an hour of ice skating at the rink (she looooooooves this), and both girls were in good spirits. We pass by the Disney Store!! Oh how exciting! The store is bustling, beautiful costumes abound, and music and licensed plush toys everywhere(and it is filled to the gills with shoppers). Here is our dialogue.

Me-Athena, look at this costume. I think it's Jasmine. What do you think?

Athena-Pretty momma. Look at the blue shoes, they look like crescents.
Me- chuckle They do don't they. Do you want to try it on?
Athena-Nope.
Me-Oh baby look, it's Tinkerbell from Peter Pan.
Athena-the little angel fairy?
Me-yes, that one.
Athena strolls off just a tad to another part of the store.
Athena-Momma! Look!
Me-What baby? while still playing with Tinkerbell.
Athena-It's Cars! It's Lightening McQueen!
Me- Oh crap (in my head of course). Well, yes it is. Redirect..Redirect..Redirect
Me-Look at this one Athena, it's MULAN!!!!! Do you like it?
Athena-She's so pretty. Momma, I want Cars.
Me-You want to see it?
Athena-Yes, PLEASE!

We took it down from the rack and it was a size 4T. Too big for my size 3 LITTLE GIRL, so I assumed that was the smallest size and asked the sales person, "do you have a size 3 in this" she said "no, no we don't". Whew. "Ohhh sorry baby, they don't have your size". The sales person says, "oh that will fit her perfectly. Here, let's get it on her". Sure enough. It fit her perfectly and she looked gorgeous and had a smile beaming from ear to ear. She wanted to show daddy and Saylor instantly.

So, it looks like for Halloween 2008 Athena Blaze will be



and very very happy ;)

85 comments:

Wep said...

I have a friend with the opposite issue. She is a tomboy, and somehow wound up with the girliest of girly girls. Pink bows on her soccer uniform and all.

I'm sure she will be a beautiful car ;)

danielle said...

Aw, she'll look awesome!

Aubrey said...

LOL
I can't wait to see pix! She'll look SUPER cute in it!

...love Maegan said...

omg that is the cutest!!!!

Shan said...

Think Danica Patrick!
She's hot... AND a racecar driver!
I dig your little "gender bender"!

Limonada, mi amiga!

April said...

super cute :-) thanks for stopping by my cyber-home!

Becca said...

awesome...love it! She is going to rock that costume!

Jelly said...

Athena ROCKS.
My friend's little 4 year old BOY is going to be BAT GIRL. Yep, uh-huh.

Jori-O said...

Well I've already seen the Halloween pics and she looked adorable...and may I say, I LOVE your little girls' names!!?! Athena Blaze and Saylor! So cool!

TMI said...

TOO funny! I was a tomboy, it's not so bad! =) Congrats on being featured!

Yaya said...

That's awesome! Gotta love an individual!

wendy said...

Darn their own little personalities! :) I'm sure she was precious.

Happy SITS day!

KC Mom said...

I heard the greatest quote yesterday..."children are not like coloring books that we can color the way we like." I love that she wants to be unique.

Kimmie0270 said...

How fabulous. I always gave my mom trouble when she wanted me to dress up girly... still rather my sweats and tees, but otherwise I came out okay... just don't ask anyone else :)

HeatherY said...

My daughter is the same way and she's only 2! She adores anything with wheels and loves the movie Cars! It's okay. Maybe Athena will be the next Danica Patrick! :-)

Tabitha Blue said...

Haha, that is too funny! They have their own little minds... and when it's made up, it's hard to change it. LOL She's still cute!

Creative Junkie said...

awwwwww - I bet she looked adorable in it! My youngest has never been a girly princess girl either ... for instance, this year, she was a dead bridesmaid. I've learned to pick and choose my battles.

Sigh.

Noah's Mommy said...

She's the Danica Patrick of the halloween circuit....good for her....

Wolf said...

haha. can't ever control little ones. and salespeople sure don't help, do they?

happy SITS day!

Mimi said...

She looks so cute!

Mrs. S said...

At least it's not the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. My parents had to put up with that...until I got banned because I kept kicking people.

Man and Kat said...

When they start getting older, they actually have an opinion about what to be for Halloween! My little changed her mind 5 different time!

Clippergirl56 said...

She looked wonderful in her costume. Nothing to worry about. Happy SITS day.

Pink Ink said...

Cool for your daughter.

I have two daughters who are my total opposite. I love pink and girl stuff, they are both tomboyish. But occasionally, my oldest says she likes pink, so I think underneath all that, she is secretly girly-girl :-).

Heather said...

Gotta love a girl with a mind of her own!

Jaden Paige said...

I'm sure she was the prettiest little car out there that night!

Happy SITS day :D

Jacie said...

I bet she could give those race car boys a run for their money.

Ronnica said...

A pretty red bow in her hair'll make it a little girly!

Deconstructing Jen said...

That's awesome. I'm sure she'll be adorable. One year at right around the same age my daughter was determined to be a mean pirate and so a mean pirate she was. :D

Legal Diva said...

How funny- we have costume drama every year. My twin girls are totally opposite, one tomboy, one princess. It makes for interesting pictures anyway!

Heather said...

My kiddo also *hearts* Cars, (and is also a girl) but luckily for me, she loves The Lion King even more.

So, who was she for Halloween this year? Simba. The *male* lion - and Grown-Up Simba so she could have a mane, of course.....

Happy SITS day! :D

Reluctant Housewife said...

That's a great costume. I bet she was the cutest little racer ever. Size 3 little girls shouldn't have to worry about what's for girls and what's for boys - who gets to decide that, anyway? Good for you for not insisting on a girl costume.

mine, by magpie said...

ya just never know what they're gonna come out with, right?? hahah- that's hysterical!

Grand Pooba said...

Ha! Not quite as pretty and feminine as tinkerbell but as long as she's happy with it right?

Congrats on SITS!

ScrappinAway said...

Too funny, that will probably happen to me. I want my little to be such a girly girl and she will probably be just the opposite!

lmerie said...

Don't ya hate it when the redirect does not work . . .the sales person doesn't help either? hehe

April said...

Hey, as long as she's happy, that's really all that matters. :)

Danielle said...

How fun..really!

Brandy said...

At least she won't have the embarrassment of being dressed the same as any other little girl!

Aleta said...

I have to say, I love the name Athena! Always did appreciate mythology.

It's wonderful that she's open to not the standard dress for Halloween. She's got a lot of character!

Kristy said...

My little boy also wanted to be CARS but we couldn't find his size. I'm happy your little girl was able to find her size and was excited about her costume! I'm sure she was adorable CAR ;)

Shannon said...

Cute!

And good for her, knowing what she wants and happy about her choice... gotta love that!

Melissa Lester said...

I had to remember that Halloween is the kids' holiday when my 4-year-old ditched the costume I bought her at the last minute for something she came up with from her toybox. But she looked beautiful, and her happy smile was the best!

Michele said...

I have a 3 year old like that except her poison is reptilian.....dinosaurs, alligators, lizards.....oh, yeah, and she's into bugs. Where's my little girl??

Saundra@An Italian Mama Gone Crazy said...

She will be a lovely car.

Cars are cooler than cool, after all.

Rhea said...

ADORABLE! She would have looked amazing in the fairy and princess costumes, but she looks even more fabulous in the Cars jumpsuit, I promise! What a cutie.

I love your daughters' names. I think Athena is the BEST name. Did you name her after the goddess? I'm a huge fan of Greek Mythology.

zenmom said...

I think it's an awesome choice. We saw a TON of disney princesses on our outings - they were a blur of satin and bows. But an adorable think-outside-the-gender-box race car driver! Now that is way cool!

Columbia Lily said...

hmmm....mechanics (well, mine anyway) make a lot of money.....=) very cute.

The Boss Lady said...

My son wanted to be Dora for Halloween when he was three...surprisingly, The Guy That's Sleeping on the Couch and I were actually down for it. He changed his mind last minute but how sweet would that have been?

EmmaP said...

i love it. maybe she'll be a ceo one day too!

Lump said...

so awesome!! my kind of girl! :) too cute indeed.

Nina said...

That is too cute! Isn't it funny how when they make up their minds that is it and their is no changing it.

What A Card said...

Oh, that's just too cute. And socially acceptable. I've got three year old boy twins who love all things My Pretty Pony and Disney Princess. We just let 'em run with it, but surely get some looks!

Honey Mommy said...

That is so cute!

My son was all about Cars, but now he's into Toy Story. Wonder what she'll decide to be next year?

Jen said...

you are so right. I have just to opposite issue, my son would have gone for the princess.

Becky :) said...

I love individuality. Not all girls would go for that but she was stickin to her guns...or wheels however you want to look at it. :-)

And I'm sure she looked adorable.

Again, Happy SITS Day...so much fun to be the feature blog.

april kennedy said...

Congrats on being the featured blogger today! I enjoyed all of the posts...well actually...I enjoyed your whole blog!!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

OH how we moms aim to please...

littleeverydaythings said...

I think this is so sweet. What a nice Mommy to let her have the costume she wanted! My little boy likes to wear princess dresses with firefighter boots and a helmet;) I'm sure your daughter had a great Halloween!

Cassandra said...

Well, isn't it funny how their little personalities are their own!

kerriganboys said...

This is year was the first year that I had to give up control on the Halloween costume! :( It happens to all of us sooner or later. Luckily, I have a younger one that I can still dictate what he wears! :)

Marrdy said...

Too cute! My oldest son always like the girly costumes until he was about 6...hard to talk him out of Cinderella and into GI Joe!

Melanie said...

Awww, okay, that is adorable. Seriously! what, have her be one of three billion t-or-t'ers wearing fairy wings and princess gowns, or let her stand out and be herself? Good choice IMO, redirect, but if not possible, go with it.

Momma Chae said...

Oh good - It's not just in my house... My 3.5 year old boy is obsessed with Cars. If I have to watch that movie, or even part of that movie again, I will run screaming from the house. And of course we have every little Cars related toy that all the adoring grandparents could buy! And the obsession has rubbed off on my 1.5 year old girl. Now they fight over Mac the truck and the newest looking Lightening McQueen, as though they don't have duplicates and triplicates of every single character. (And I don't think the youngest has even seen the movie)

Jenni said...

I've got a princess girlie girl, and one like yours. This year she wanted anything black and scary and I really had to work on her to settle on black, but not so scary. I don't like creepy scary costumes. In the end we had a midnight fairy--in all black.

Laurel Plum said...

LOL! With the big smile on her face, I doubt anyone else will notice the costume. I know you were reluctant, but great job Mom!

sassy stephanie said...

No harm no foul. My son likes to wear his sisters princess crowns!

angie said...

She looks great!

Finding Normal said...

So cute! You need to send her over here. She would be in HEAVEN with all of Noah's Cars stuff--bedroom, all of the characters in diecast. It's just crazy!

Hairline Fracture said...

I'm sure she was the coolest girl out there on Halloween!

Susan said...

Too cute! And it could be so much worse. Happy SITS day!

Michelle said...

You mean like how Little Miss picked the Cars Pull-Ups yesterday at Target for her nappy-time Pull-Ups? Or how she was the golden flying princess who shoots spiderwebs for Halloween? (Wanted to be Tinkerbell, found out Thurs night that it was too big but she still wanted to fly like Tink and wanted to be Spiderman like Mister Man.) But hey... she's already decided that next year she's going to be a hugging and kissing robot.

I love little girls :) Yours sounds as fun as mine!

Mama's Losin' It said...

Ahahahahaha I love it! I love that you've got a little tom boy brewin'! Too funny.

Just say Julie said...

We dressed my little brother up as a baby doll when he was in 1st grade. Everyone thought I had a little sister. He's now a baseball coach an an ag teacher so I guess it didn't scar him too badly :)

Jennifer said...

Too funny! They gotta have their own little personalities, now don't they?! Lol

The Wife O Riley said...

Last year my daughter went as Sally from Cars. It was a big plush car with suspenders that she stepped into. It lasted about 10 minutes on Halloween.

Tranquility said...

Oh, I LOVE it! A race car driver... she must be quite the independent thinker - good for her!

Rachael said...

Hilarious. they want what they want, don't they?!

mylitlbratz said...

omg that is the cutest!!!!

Anna Lefler said...

Awesome! Love it!

Hope you had a great Halloween...

:^) Anna

christie said...

Ah kids, they have a mind of their own. It's so fun to see what they love.

mrsbear said...

Why the heck not? Girl racers are all the rage! Happy late SITS day.

Adrian said...

That's OK, we'll just pair her up with one of my little nephews. He wanted the Tinkerbell one. His Mom let him have it but only to wear in the house. Sometimes you've just gotta let kids like what they like.

Auds at Barking Mad said...

You're little one sounds a lot like my almost 3 year old! I bet Athena was adorable on Halloween!

jubilee said...

At least she picked something nice. For years I insisted on dressing up in gross and/or ferocious costumes. Ugh.

Love your blog design BTW!