Dress up is in full swing in these parts. Score one for the parents. I knew buying a dress up box for the girls would go over well, but there is always a moment with toddlers where you cannot measure their response. Would they notice that they got a joint gift for Christmas (again!) and want their own? Would they fight over one item and ignore the rest? Would the box be enjoyed by both girls or just Jocelyn?
I started collecting items around Halloween--picking up a few costumes (a ladybug, a pirate, a doctor) and then I hit the party store for a collection of hats and accessories. I made sure to pick two of almost everything. Just in case.
The first thing Jocelyn wanted to wear was the ladybug costume. She asked to wear it to school the following Monday. And the next day and the next. Aja took all the contents out of the box and put it back, and then threw it out again. I was thinking the entire thing might have been a bust.
But like most kids, they love to rediscover what has been there all along (or for the last week).