This is the book I was talking about in an earlier post. I made this about a year ago with a bunch of photos I'd taken of my son over a period of 6-8 months. He is always dressing up . . . still . . and he's almost 6! He has the greatest imagination of any kid I've ever known. He is hilarious! I've yet to add a little journaling in here . . . I need to do that!
I don't even know where we've found all of these dress up things . . . some we've bought at local thrift shops . . . some were gifts (fireman costume) from Nana . . .
Some were gifts from Auntie Ellen and Uncle Jack (all the cowboy stuff!) . . .
Some are just miscellaneous items he puts together with his clothes and a rope and some boots . . . maybe a scarf . . or a blanket (cape!) . . .
Somehow, these outfits have just accumulated . . .
The dress-up box (trunk) in his room is overflowing . . . everytime we go through it to get rid of stuff his little brother wants it . . oh, well . . . I've got another 4 years of dresser-upers, I guess!!
A gentleman in the grocery store made a comment that I always think of when Josh "dresses up" to go out (to the store or the library or the park, etc.) . . . he said something to the effect that, "you're only a kid once . . . might as well enjoy it . . .you can't do that when you grow up" (i.e. spiderman, harry potter, and all of the other crazy concoctions he comes up with). So when Josh wants to put on all of his get-up to go to the grocery store, I let him . . because, after all, he is a kid and I want him to enjoy being a kid for as long as possible!