When we first began planning for Halloween, Chloe really wanted to be a cowgirl. Sometime a few weeks ago, all of that changed, and she became adamant about going as a witch.
Cool with me. We had a witch costume that would fit her and we'd be all set.
Then she broke her wrist. The sleeves of the witch costume were way too skinny to fit over her splint, but that didn't deter her. She ran upstairs to her closet and found a black dress that she could wear over the splint and that was that.
It wasn't very long and witchy looking, though. So, we got her some striped witch tights to wear with her black boots and she stuck a foam ghost sticker on it. And then it was perfect.
Earlier on Friday afternoon, I had to take her in to the doctor to get her wrist checked out. I was so stupid to schedule it then, because she ended up missing most of her class Halloween party and the school costume parade. I felt like a crummy mom even though her teacher managed to set her up with all the goodies before we left the school.
But, it was all cool. The doctor decided that she needed a hardier cast, because her wrist hadn't healed enough yet and because the splint was totally disgusting and manky. Really gross. I hurried and took a few pictures of her on the lawn in front of the doctor's office because I realized I hadn't taken any of the splint, and I had no idea what the doctor would decide. She's kind of half dressed for Halloween because of the school party, but she'd forgotten the boots and didn't want green hair at school.
So, she got a fancy new Gortex cast. Chloe loves it because it is pink. I love it because it can get wet! Why didn't the Urgent Care just do one of these in the first place? It was totally worth missing the Halloween party for.
When we were planning out her costume in the days leading up to Halloween Chloe said, "I think everybody knew I would decide to be a witch this year."
"Oh yeah?" I said.
"Yeah, because I'm a little bit evil sometimes."
I'll just have to take her word for it, because I'm not sure how a witch this cute could possibly be evil.