Emmy, who decided on Raggedy Ann for her final costume choice also won her classroom prize, although she was a little disappointed because no one knew who Raggedy Ann was (except the adults, of course)!
Ryenne and her friends wore their alien costumes, although a few of them chickened out when it came time to wear them to school. I was proud of Ryenne for hanging in there. That morning, I could tell she was a little nervous and asked me if I'd drive her so she didn't have to ride the bus. Remembering my own 7th grade worries, I drove her and had to laugh when she told me on the way, "I'm just a little bit nervous that I'll get there and it won't really be costume day"! I assured her it was, but then added that if she ever found herself in that situation, the trick is to just "own it" and act like you are having the time of your life! (Although I don't think I was ever too good at that.)
Claire was all set on being The Little Mermaid, which I didn't think sounded that hard until I massacred the hand-me-down costume Aunt Kerri had given us as I tried to make it fit Claire. A few hours before she needed to wear it, Courtney gave her costume a look and then told me, "You'd better call your mom". (She's a costume hero!) She salvaged it as much as she could and Claire was happy with the results- which is all that matters, right? Win some, lose some- that's what I say!