Saturday, November 13

Rapunzel’s Tower

So two weeks ago, after the hair was done, I did start in on the tower.


OK, so that’s what it looked like after I photoshopped Paint-Shop-Proed on some brick lines and leaves. I’d planned to have Sophie help me draw them on for real. Unfortunately, it never got past this…


…because Sophie had a change of heart. After trying it on and seeming excited about it and picking out grey ribbon for the “suspenders” instead of the random burgundy I’d selected and then going to bed while I continued to work on it, she informed me the next morning that she didn’t want a tower after all.

Really? {JD, that’s for you! Ha ha!}

Apparently, my comment before we even started making the tower had finally sunk in: “Well, if you wear a tower, you won’t really need a whole dress – nobody will see the skirt part. But we’ll make your top look real fancy!”

To a 35-year-old, a tower is essential to a cool Rapunzel costume. But lose three decades? Then it’s all about the dress! What was I thinking?!?

Perhaps I’ll be Rapunzel next year – the tower folds up flat for storage.


Just might be a wee bit too short for me…


  1. Oh, K, why are our children the way they are? Why do they keep changing their minds? Why do we still make stuff for them?
    Is it because we are crazy? Yes, yes.
    Is it because we actually secretly like the making? Yes, yes.
    Is it... could it be... perhaps... because we love them, in spite of their obvious shortcomings and questionable fashion sense? Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.

    Hooray for you, and for keeping your sense of humor intact where a lesser mother might have bashed them on the head with the tower (it's fabric and cardboard, right? Not real brick?).

    I LOVE that the tower folds up, and that you can wear it on your shoulders and that you're going to keep it. Because I'm betting that someday soon, that little girl will suddenly want to dress up as Rapunzel again and she'll say, "hey, mom, do you still have that tower?"

    And you'll pull it out from between the mattress and the box spring in the guest room and hand it nonchalantly to her, while biting back the humongous, ginormous urge to say I TOLD YOU SO.
    Because you love her. But we've discussed that already ;)

    Unrelated, did you get snow? We got snow. Why do we have snow? Or, rather, why do we have snow when we need to go to the supermarket to buy milk? Why?

  2. you are amazing! This is such a cool costume.

  3. Really?!
    Gotta love that girl!

  4. got a big kick out of this! i agree, i think the tower is the coolest part, but i'm sure my daughter would agree with yours! :) lisa



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