Saturday, April 17, 2010

How Snow White broke my girls' hearts

Arr! Who ye gonna call?, originally uploaded by MCuthbert.

This morning we paid a visit to the Town of Mt. Laurel for the annual Mt. Laurel Spring Fling. The ads for the event touted that they'd have costumed role-players including Snow White and characters from Harry Potter and Star Wars. Unfortunately, we shared that information with the girls.

The event went OK for us for a little while. We walked through the streets looking at the wares of different vendors -- from crafts to antiques to vegetables. Kendall did a small art project and Emily jumped around in a giant inflatable bounce house. Pretty soon though, they caught on that they hadn't seen Snow White.

When we finally found the costume troupe, it turned out to be Princess Leia, a pirate, and a couple Ghostbusters. Leia was OK on the girls' list, but they were pretty irritated to find no Disney or Harry Potter characters. As it turned out, the woman dressed as Leia was also the Harry Potter menagerie -- she was planning on changing into a witch costume later on.

I tried to placate the girls with fruit smoothies, but that didn't last long. The damage was done. They were grumpy about any further suggestions, and we wound up leaving before lunch.

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