Friday, October 30, 2009

Pink Pajamas?

Halloween is an interesting holiday for me. There are parts I really like and get excited about. For example, I am so excited to finally live in a neighborhood where kids will come trick or treating. I bought a ton of candy and I am looking forward to hearing the door bell ring all night tomorrow night. On the other hand, I am really not into dressing up as an adult. I wish I could get more into it, but the more everyone around me gets into it the more annoyed I get. I think I'll have a different attitude when I have kids and it's time to dress THEM up.

However, there is a girl at my school who LOVES to dress up for Halloween and for the past two years she has convinced the staff that we should dress up to surprise the kids (kids do not dress up at my school, don't ask). Since I am not into dressing up myself, I have to think of something very easy. Entering: pink pajamas. I love pajamas and I love pink. How can I decide on a good costume that would allow me to wear pink pajamas to work?

The answer: Mercy Watson! For those of you who do not teach kindergarten, Mercy Watson is the main character in a series of books by Kate DiCamillo. My kids are completely in love with Mercy Watson and we have read about 5 of her books as a class. These books are perfect for kindergarten/grade 1 because they are chapter books, but they also have lots of pictures to keep their attention. Mercy looks like:

And I looked like...

I know, attractive! Isn't it? I didn't say I was trying to impress anyone...simply that I was trying to wear pink pajamas to work. Plus the kids love it. Though I do think I am going to have to change it up next year because that nose REALLY hurts my face, I swear it left a semi-permanent mark.

In other news, I picked Pair #2 for the shoes yesterday. I really like #1 better, but I was worried about the informal thing, whether or not it's true. I went to get my dress hemmed today. The first place I went to only does alterations in the mornings on yeah I don't have one of those jobs where I can just duck out for a few minutes. So I had to go elsewhere, and I think they overcharged me. Sorry, I know they overcharged me. For Katie's wedding I basically had to have my entire dress re-made and it cost only a bit more for that. Oh well, don't have time to worry about it now. Tonight's main goal is getting sleep and getting rid of this annoying cold that the kids gave me. Half my class was out sick today. I need to get a ton of sleep this weekend so I can be 100 percent healthy by Monday.

Tomorrow morning I will post my 101 goals for the next 1001 days...wooo!


  1. ah that costume is so perfect! if you wear a blanket you can be a *pig in a blanket* while staying warm and comfy at work ;)

  2. LOVE IT!! Haha, it reminds me (in a good way of course) of the pajamas that the two little boys received in A Christmas Story :) And you look just as excited to be wearing it as they did!

    I'm excited for tomorrow's goals! Maybe you'll inspire me to come up with some of my own.

  3. Okay, ANY DAY that you get to wear pink pajamas to work is a GREAT DAY! But you look adorable too! Thanks for the book recommend as well. I'll have to check out Mercy for the little ones in my life.

  4. your costume is so cute.

    thanks for the encouraging words :)

  5. Cute costume- I bet the kids LOVED it! Sigh... I voted for pair #1 but pair #2 probably IS a better choice. :) Enjoy passing out candy tomorrow!

  6. HAHA YES! i love it!
    ps. i can't wait for your 101 things. i'm working on mine right now (this is all your fault!) haha just kidding. i have only myself to blame for this serious procrastination.

  7. Oh, you are way too cute! Great idea. Rest up, I hope you feel better soon!

  8. so so cute! I'm sure the kids went ga-ga over it!

  9. This is adorable! I love that you got to wear that all day! We weren't able to dress up until the end of the day when we had our parade!

  10. Cute outfit. You are a good sport for dressing up. I HATE dressing up. I am totally the grinch of Halloween.

    I had not heard of this book so thank you for mentioning it. I always give my nephews books for their Christmas gifts so will have to tag this post & buy some of these for them come Christmas!