Emily’s dance studio was asked to march in the annual Pitman Christmas Parade held last night. Unfortunately, this weekend I am suffering from the annual “Torrence Thanksgiving Stomach Flu” (hits at least one of us every year – one year, it took out our whole family AND the entire Meehan family too), so I wasn’t able to go.
But I did manage to take a photo of Emily in her costume before she left. They asked for the girls to dress up as reindeer, Christmas trees or presents…so I decided to do a little recycling of her Halloween costume:
I removed the puppies and covered the box with wrapping paper (that just so happened to be about the same color as her coat) and some ribbon. I replaced the rope with the same ribbon and added a tag that reads, “To: Mommy/From: Santa”. The tag was going to read “To: Emily”, but my six-year-old pointed out to me that made no sense. “Mommy, how can the present be TO me when I AM the present?” I couldn’t argue with that.