I spend the evening consoling a fifth grade Jackie Kennedy look-alike.
Tomorrow the entire class would be full of famous characters in history….
….and my Jackie wasn’t even ready.
Her gloves were too big.
Her wig was a left-over clearance item that looked like it should be in its own music video.
Her pearls were “mom pearls.”
And she couldn’t understand why Jackie didn’t wear feather earrings.
And her twin sister…..Betsy Ross…..
…..was skipping around waving the flag.
It was enough to make a president’s wife cry.
We fixed the dress.
And the gloves.
And brushed the hair….and trimmed the rock star right out of the wig.
And told Betsy Ross to sit down and eat a carrot.
At the end of the night….when the costume was ready and the speech was prepared….
……I went to tuck her into bed.
I hugged her and told her she would be amazing.
And that we were so proud of her.
She yawned and turned her head towards me.
“Thanks, mom,” she said sleepily. “I think it’s going to be okay….but I’m kind of worried about John F. Kennedy.
He didn’t even start on his speech and yesterday he was goofing off with Abraham Lincoln.”
I couldn’t help it….I laughed out loud.
“Good thing you are there to keep John F. Kennedy on track,” I said with a smile.
She shrugged and sighed.
“Husbands,” she said and rolled her eyes. “Someone needs to manage them.”
Good thing there aren’t any husbands like that around here.
May your Halloween be joyful and happy…..
…..and full of plenty of treats.