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Summer has been our time to stretch out imaginations. The kids and I have been on a fun schedule where every day has a theme and we learn something new. Some days, we just daydream and I encourage the amazing things they think up in their minds. They repeated have pet shops, grocery stores and even skydiving lessons in their small room. Their new obsession is costumes. Capes, hats (or buckets turned into hats), and tutus are always in the mix. Did you know that when you play dress up, a tutu can be used as wig? It can, trust me. Here’s some fun we had with two costumes I grabbed from Costume Express for the kids.
We decided to liven up our day by taking a trip to our favorite playground, but this time we started our adventure by playing dress up. Who wouldn’t want to see a pirate and Batman on the monkey bars? I’ll tell you who: someone without a love of life…and unicorns.
The Dark Knight rises…well, jumps then rises. He’s such a cute vigilante.
Oh, hello tiny toddler pirate. How arrrrgh you today? You’re good? That’s farrrghbulous. (Okay, I’ll stop now). I loved the quality of the costumes that we picked out. I also love that Costume Express not only emails you a 15% discount code when you sign up with them , but that they offer free shipping. This frugal mama appreciates all the deals I can get, even when it comes to building my kids’ imagination.
The kids decided that the spiral blue slide was a space ship to different planets in outer space. I think the toddler pirate was a little shocked at how fast the ship went. I mean, she is used to ships, just not ones that journey through space.
Pirate booties. Well, pink crocs disguised as pirate booties. She just had to throw some pink in there somewhere.
Bruce Wayne ain’t got nothin’ on my boy! He’s quite handsome, even with a mask on. I love him so.
Hey toddler pirate, what arrrggh you looking at? (Okay, I’m really stopping now)
On the next episode, the dynamic duo will take on the ferocious dragon. I think they can take them, do you?
We had an absolute blast playing dress up and I felt like a such a great Mom by encouraging them to think outside the box (including that dang television) and create their own adventures. With a costume and a fun great attitude we can go anywhere we want, even if we never leave our backyard. Summer is the best time to explore that and get out of the house while do so.