Monday, May 18, 2009

Hero Pants

Q-ster loves his Obi-Wan Kenobi costume – gorgeous oatmeal-colored sweater from my parents, thick tan sweatpants, wide brown belt, and long flowing robe with hood. He wore it most of the weekend, which is not uncommon, except that it was 90 degrees on Sunday.

Time for a summer Jedi costume foray. There weren’t any khaki pants in his size at the Carter’s Outlet, my kids clothier of choice, and I despaired of finding something that would keep the little dude from getting heatstroke in this weather.

Finally, I found some tan capris on the girls’ side of the store in a super lightweight fabric. There was a small grosgrain bow on the waistband, but I have scissors and I’m not afraid to use them. I got a size bigger, to account for the shorter length of the capris, pondered the difference between 5 and 5T (the 5’s were larger, but I don’t know what the official sizing difference is. Anyone?), de-bowed them, and the little dude is really happy. Desert Jedi pants.

The entire extended family is now on a search for a top, and hopefully we’ll find something before the next heat wave. My friends, those of you with children that insist on wearing their Princess Aurora or Batman costumes 24/7? I feel for you and I know what you’re going through.

The next few days are shaping up to be a brutal week for television. The two-day finale for Dancing with the Stars (Monday and Tuesday), the two-day finale of American Idol (Tuesday and Wednesday) that I wouldn’t normally watch except that I’ve been drawn into the Adam Lambert circus, so I’ll at least watch highlights, and then the season premiere of So You Think You Can Dance (!) on Thursday. I find this enormously stressful, as I don’t like to watch that much TV.

Oh well, I’m sure everyone else has much tougher crosses to bear.


Anonymous said...

I love the lengths you're going to for a summer Jedi costume for Q-ster. I hope he's appreciative of the efforts. :)

And last week was my crazy-zany TV week. May sweeps is very love/hate for me.

mayberry said...

The DVR is your friend! I am so excited for the return of SYTYCD.

ewe are here said...

Awwww.... so cute.

My like to put on capes and silly hats and run around the backyard playing 'superheroes' right now... no particular superheroes, of course... just superheroes. Boys.

Damselfly said...

He's so cute! I think you're a great mom for going to such lengths (not just this costume, but like making your own lightsabers and stuff!) to help him in his role playing.