When I was about 8 years old, my elementary school held a “Dress up as your Favorite Literary Character” sort of day. I was a HUGE booknerd (was….is…..whatever) so I was PUMPED. I decided to be Pippi Longstocking and I spent all week getting my costume ready with my mom. We even found a little stuffed monkey for me to carry around all day! That morning, I put on my outfit, got my pipecleaner braids put in, and was feeling pretty spiffy. I got to school and I was SO excited to see all my classmates costumes…..but…..I was the only one wearing one. BUZZKILL.
Today was kind of the same. (Except I couldn’t find my childhood monkey to carry around with me.) I gathered my costume items over the week, I got REALLY excited to wear it, and then I was the only one in costume. Everyone else’s loss. If you dress up like Pippi, then you are pretty much guaranteed to have an super fun, carefree, adventure-filled day.
If 8-year-old me had shown up today also dressed up as Pippi, we’d both be silently squealing with glee!!! (I was a very quiet, but enthusiastic kid. (Was…..is…..whatever.)