Many little girls have a vision of wearing a matching unicorn tutu costume with their mom. They want to go out trick or treating with their mom feeling like they are a team. It is like they are wearing one costume and it makes them happy. It may be kind of annoying for mom to try and create two matching costumes, one for a kid and one for an adult. There may be some difficulties but when a mom and her daughter sit down to create and execute this costume, her daughter is going to get so much more out of the process than a fun unicorn tutu costume.
It will be a wonderful bonding experience for a mother and daughter. They get to spend their time together having fun and learning more about one another. There’s no dad and no siblings to cut into the attention that her daughter will get. They will be able to have that one on one time to understand one another on a level that is deeper than just creating a Halloween costume. The process will also allow her to explore her imagination to come up with a fun idea for them to be able to implement together. This can be a time where it is just about the mother-daughter relationship and creating one that will last a lifetime.
Within this process of creating a unicorn tutu costume, this excited little girl is also going to be able to learn valuable lessons from this process. She is going to learn about a planning process and how to brainstorm ideas and then work the process of seeing which ones will work and which ones won’t. She is going to learn about starting a project and seeing it through to the end. If it is a costume that they are making themselves, she will get to explore her ingenuity. She will learn how to take things that are used for one thing and repurpose them into something else. She will also reap the benefit of finishing the project and gain a sense of pride in what she and her mom have created together.
It will start out as just a matching unicorn tutu costume and turn into so much more than that. It will be this great memory that they create together and they can look back on it later in life. It was just a Halloween costume, but it is an experience that a mom will cherish forever. The things that we do with our kids have so much more meaning than just the project itself. These are the moments that the years where these things will be fun because there will come a time when they get to an age when they are too “cool” to wear matching mother-daughter costumes. Moments like these will turn into memories and activities that our kids will end up making an example of and do it with their children too. These are the times that parents learn not to take for granted.