Thursday, July 7, 2011

Dressing Up

Princess and Pirate share a room. That's what happens when you have four kids in a three bedroom house. Eventually Princess will need her own room, but for now they're young enough that they can share and it's not a huge issue. They have one nightstand in their room, next to Princess's bed. In the drawer, she keeps all of her hair accessories, and her dress up jewelry. We gave away her dress ups about a year ago when they were too small, but the jewelry can be used forever. She dressed up as Fancy Nancy for Favorite book character day at school, and wore most of the beads and bracelets she had.

Pirate loves to dress up. He wears costumes 90% of the time. Let me tell you, there's nothing like being woken up at 6:00am to a miniature Darth Vader standing next to you asking for a Pop Tart. We don't have a ton of boy dress ups. We have a few pirate costumes (obviously), the Toy Story characters, Dark Bader, and Batman. Our dress ups consist of old Halloween costumes. I seriously saw Pirate trying to put on Trouble's Buzz Lightyear costume from last year. It's a size 18 months. Because of the new obsession with Batman, Pirate was trying to put on his own Batman costume from when he himself was 15 months old. It too was a toddler sized costume. Then he had a genius idea (to him). He found Princess's Batgirl costume from the same year. (I love themes for the kids for Halloween). He thought the cape on it was really cool, so he insisted on wearing it. The problem is that the Batgirl costume is a dress. At least he called him self Batman in it. I did buy him a very boyish Batman mask, but it still didn't really make it manly enough since he was continuing to run around in a dress. My husband finally cut the dress part off the costume, so now it looks more like a shirt with a cape. It'll do until we buy a new Batman costume for him.

The other night, I was sitting on Princess's bed with her, combing her hair after her shower. Pirate was going through her drawer looking at all her hair stuff. I think he'd like me to fix his hair too, but it's not possible with a buzz cut. (I do sometimes put barrettes in Trouble's hair because it is longer than Pirate's. My husband doesn't appreciate that at all.) So, we look over at Pirate, and he's decorating himself with Princess's jewelry. I think it's hilarious. I went into my room to talk to my husband, and Pirate walks in, completely covered in the jewelry and headbands. He had 5 neon colored stretchy hair wraps around his forehead, so his eyes were all squished down. Then he had on all of her beaded necklaces, some of them doubled around since they were so long. He had an arm full of silly bandz, and the other arm covered in plastic bangle bracelets. But the icing on the cake? He walked in to stand in front of our full length mirror to put clip-on earrings on his ears. I am kicking myself for not taking a picture! It was seriously priceless. My hubby took Pirate into his room and helped him put everything away, and busted out the Star Wars toys stat. Apparently there needed to be an intervention.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Time for new underwear?

I took Princess out to run some errands after dinner last night. Daddy is the clear favorite in the house, but Princess said it's nice for the girls to spend some time together. We went to the library because she's a major book worm, and made a few other stops. By the time we got home, Trouble was already in bed, and Donkey was having his bedtime bottle. Pirate was in his pj's too, but it was bath night, so I told him he had to take his clothes off.

I said, "Put your jammies on your bed and put your underwear in the hamper. You can wear the same jammies, but need clean underwear after your bath.". Pirate said no, that these were new underwear. I said that he needed clean ones after his bath because he had been wearing the same undies all day. To which Pirate replied, "Mommy, no. These are new undies. I sharted in my Brobie undies while you were out and put them in the hamper. These undies are new after I sharted in the other ones.". I laughed for a good five minutes. He doesn't know what shart stands for, but he does know what it is. While I was bathing him, he tried explaining what happened with the shart, but I needed clarification.

My husband said they were playing in the family room, and all of a sudden, Pirate jumped up and ran up the steps, without saying anything. A few minutes, my husband heard my favorite words, "Daddy, I'm done!". Apparently Pirate didn't quite make it to the bathroom in time, because he had the tiniest bit of poop in his Brobie undies. Thankfully, they are clean again, because they are a favorite, right up there with the Toy Story undies.