There's this mannequin head that's been kicking around the house for a decade now. Actually, once there was an entire garbage bag full of heads - a gift for Calvin from a hair stylist friend when he was very much into that (hair styling, not fake heads). They all saw a rather wild amount of use and abuse, though somehow over the years, we're down to just the one. She'll appear often in windows - placed there by someone to freak us out. Or in a bed with pillows to 'trick' us that someone is sleeping in their bed (only to be jumped out at from the closet - and it's ridiculous how many times this still works!). Lately, for no other reason than she has nowhere else to go, she's been sitting on the piano. And someone - I think Papa, though maybe it's Harper (likely both) - keeps changing her hat. Sometimes it'll be an orange hunting hat, or a silly hat from the dress up, or Ezra's overpriced headphones that we find on the floor (grr...). This morning she was wearing this mask, which seems rather fitting. In addition to covering up a really bad makeup job (applied with permanent markers, naturally), and a rather shoddy haircut, she's clearly festive and ready for the day.
Of the four children dressing up (Calvin is with friends and on his own, though I'm guessing there will be a last minute costume addition), I know of exactly one costume plan. In the past 24 hours alone, I have heard talk of a Mermaid Queen, a clown, Pippi, a police officer, an astronaut, a "regular" mermaid, a lion, a vampire, flower fairy, a pixie, peter pan, Dorothy, an owl and surely I'm forgetting a few. In the past 24 hours!
A day of making looks to be ahead! Or at least some decision-making. Thank heavens for all that dress up...and imagination to boot.
Enjoy the day, all!