12:00 PM (Central time): Oh, what a morning it was. As you will recall from yesterday's update, Sophie was supposed to dress as a character from a book (and bring the book), and we were all set for her to go as Clifford. Well, Sophie put that costume on this morning, and it was too small! She's tall for her age (with a mother who is 6 feet tall, perhaps we shouldn't be surprised by that), and she turned 5 in May (whereas Elisabeth had turned 5 just one month earlier when she wore it). Anyhow, we really tried to make it work, but she was getting frustrated (and no one wants Sophie to be frustrated!).
So, with 10 minutes to go before we had to drive to school, I went into the garage (never a pleasant task) to find her recital costume from last year. Luckily I knew right where it was, and it still fit. The tutu was a little crazy, but we smoothed it out. I had Elisabeth go find a ballet book, and she found the Nutcracker--perfect! I put her hair up in a bun, found some pink slip-ons to serve as ballet "slippers," and we made it there with about 2 seconds to spare. She looks beautiful and was really proud of her costume!
We'll see how she feels about it when it's time to wear a costume to church and trick-or-treating. I'll report on that tomorrow....