My kids love all things Disney Junior, especially Sophia the First and Jake and the Neverland Pirates.
But, at our house, in a cartoon-to-cartoon contest, pirates rule.
They prefer sprinkling pixie dust to twirling pirouettes.
They read treasure maps instead of royal decrees.
They sail pirate ships instead of riding horse- drawn carriages.
Given our current state of pirate- mania, choosing this year's Halloween costumes was easier than outsmarting Captain Hook and Mr. Smee.
Choosing Halloween costumes?? It's barely August!
I know. I know.
For some reason, I seem to be getting ahead of myself this year.
Maybe it's because I remember how hard it was to locate last year's costumes when I waited until the last minute. Maybe it's because I am trying to be uber- organized in advance of my upcoming job change.
Regardless, once the inspiration hit, I decided to go ahead and hit order.
YO HO, LET'S GO! It's Jake for Drew.
YAY, HEY, NO WAY! It's Izzy for Emily.
In case you are wondering what Emily and Drew want to be, I did ask them in advance if they would like to be Jake and Izzy. Happily, they concurred with my decision, which means I get another year of satisfying my urge to dress them in complimentary outfits. I don't know what I'll do when they start taking that whole "Be Who You Wanna Be" thing seriously!
For the record, this post almost caught a trade wind and blew way off- course, as I considered justifying why we aren't opposed to Disney or its princesses. After consulting my internal compass, I decided to stay out of that shark- infested water and avoid the temptation to defend our parenting choices. Obviously, we're not in the anti- Disney, anti- princess camp nor are we mindless participants in their "evil" marketing scheme. We just tend to think our kids will turn out fine either way. Hey, the song says it all: Be who you wanna be...