So this year, as I may have mentioned, TLo has given up her Harry Potter obsession in favor of a StarWars obsession. A much, much deeper StarWars obsession.
On the other hand, she now gets a whole bunch of jokes in her favorite TV shows that she didn’t get before (i.e. Phineas and Ferb, Wizards of Waverly Place, et.al.). That’s pretty…. super-annoying, actually.
Annnnyway, The Big One is also moderately entertained by the whole StarWars concept and here’s what she got for her birthday:
Note the pile of (mostly) StarWars junk on the floor. That would be Legos and PlayStation games and Wii games and such.
TLo got one of these too (because we’re Mean Parents, but we’re not so mean as to give The Big One her own light saber and make TLo wait another month to get hers on her birthday).
Of course, TLo has decided that for Halloween she’s going to be Princess Leia (she at least has shown true taste and culture by preferring the first three movies… although we still can’t quite get her to deal with the concept that they are the first three movies and not “Number 4” and “Number 5” and “Number 6”). So I decided I’d do a little research on costumes, figuring anything we got they could use for dress-up as well.
Seriously people. You would not believe the poor choices of Princess Leia hair out there.
So…. I made some. Yes. You heard me. I made Princess Leia hair. Basically it cost me $7.95 in polar fleece, a couple of hours of thought and work and the despair of telling not one, not two, but three Hancock’s employees what I was making with a yard of light brown fleece.
They are really nosy, those Hancock’s people.
Anyway, voilà! Princess Leia Headbands. They also double as earmuffs in the winter (and they’re concave so “real” hair can be tucked up into them, for an authentic look…. Fortunately, my clients aren’t very, uh, picky about the realism of their hair).
And, yes. You should be impressed.
Although I totally can not get either one of them to say, “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope!”