A couple of weeks ago I bought Obi Wan-da's Halloween costume at a consignment sale. It's a beautiful Tinker Bell costume in perfect condition. I don't know if I was more smitten with the layers of tulle or the $6 price tag, but I was sure it was the perfect costume for my little girl.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Obi Wan-da's delighted reaction was exactly what I was expecting and she looked beautiful when she tried it on. All the whirly, swirly goodness came to a halt though when Obi Wan-da said, "But I'll be a good Tinker Bell. Right?"
Good Tinker Bell? Is there a bad Tinker Bell one might ask.
Apparently I was blinded by the sequin covered bargain and forgot one important detail... I don't like Tinker Bell.
Due respect to the people at Disney, but Tinker Bell is a terrible character. She's vain, jealous and scantily clad (BTW Obi Wan-da's costume is modest). Then there's that little matter of attempted murder. Watch the movie and see for yourself. That's one mean little pixie.
Whenever we watch Peter Pan I point out (carefully, I thought) that Tinker Bell has some character flaws she might otta work on. I guess Obi Wan-da was listening. That's great, but now she thinks her mother believes she'd make a great Tinker Bell.
We had a nice talk about all the wonderful attributes she'll display in her costume: kindness, generosity, humility... But you know it's still gonna come up in counseling 20 years from now.
Doc Brown is going to be a policeman for Halloween. At least I don't talk smack about them.