Tuesday, January 17th, 2006
Real Dads Wear Clown Costumes
How much would you pay for the clown costume shown here? $20? $10? Ask Grandma to sew it? Nah, I scored two adult clown costumes for free via the Freecycle Network. (See my previous post about donating baby clothes via Freecycle).
I picked up the costume last night from the mother of a 20-month-old girl who bought it at a garage sale and wore it on Halloween. Why she would part with it three months later is beyond me, but I wasn’t going to debate her into changing her mind.
My costume was tested at dinnertime tonight. Little Miss and Mom were at the dinner table when I slipped into the next room and changed clothes. Then I came back to the dinner table and acted normal. Mom acted normal too, but Miss couldn’t help letting a big grin grow on her face as she stared at my polka dots.
Freecycle, people. Check it out.
P.S. The colorful Wonder Bread-esque costume Little Miss is wearing in the photo was my own 50 cent garage sale find. Miss wore her costume on Halloween when she dressed as a clown. She really, really enjoys wearing it. You’ve never seen a toddler tear off her old clothes so quickly at the mere sight of a costume.
P.S.S. Sorry about the photo’s quality. Mom has a habit of cutting off our heads, wouldn’t ya know it?