Friday, May 30, 2008

You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile

Emily's recital dress came in last week. Isn't it adorable? (by the way, she's doing part of the dance in this picture; it's to the song "You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile" in Annie)
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Unfortunately, it's the itchiest, scratchiest thing on the planet and she HATES IT. She was in tears a few minutes before that picture because I was forcing her to put it on and wear it around the house for awhile (hoping she gets used to the scratchiness of it by the time it's recital day). SIGH

It also arrived WAY TOO SMALL, which was tons of fun. I could barely zip it up in back and she was yelling that it was choking her. There was BARELY enough room to stick my finger in inbetween the material and her skin it was so tight to her body. It's got a built in leotard, and that was pulled so tight from crotch to shoulder that the collar was sticking out funny. The sleeves were squeezing the heck out of her arms, and it was CLEARLY very uncomfortable. Her teacher said there was no way we'd be able to order another one in only a month, so we'd have to hope someone else's was too big. Parents have no part in choosing the appropriate size, and this is the second year out of only three years her costume as been too small (the first year of dance, it was stretchy material, at least, but it was stretched so tight around her torso you could plainly see the white threads of the seam showing the entire length of both sides). NEXT YEAR, I'm insisting on viewing the sizes and measurements and making my own decision, so at least if it's wrong, it's my own fault! Thankfully, another little girl's costume did end up being too big, so we traded, and all is well (except for the itchy factor).

Less than a month until recital day! I always get such a kick out of seeing her on stage.

10 comments:

Kaci said...

I'm gonna have that song stuck in my head all day now...thank.you.very.much!

She's so cute!! I WUV HER! And you only made her wear that so you could get a pic...I know you did! LOL!

Cattigan said...

I sooooo don't miss those days of ichy custumes. We ran into that same thing and my mom ended up sewing extra material inside to try and block the ichies as best as possible. Not ideal but just an idea :) Good luck to both of you!

Matt & Jodi said...

Emily looks so cute! I can't wait to see pictures of her performing. I feel a bit of a kinship to Annie, since I had the curly, weird Annie hair when I was a kid.

It's amazing what we (females) go through to look beautiful, isn't it? I do not know one single boy who would put up with the "itchies" so they could look cute and dance. Madison has a too big costume with the "itchies" that she is getting ready to wear in about two weeks for her recital. Doesn't it drive you INSANE that they can NEVER get the sizes right? Both this year and last year, the crotch of her ($50)costume has hung down several inches from where it is supposed to be. I guess too big is better than too small, though. I'll just pin it up. Thank goodness they goofed up on another kid's costume and you got that resolved. Good luck with the "itchies".

Matt & Jodi said...

Oh, that watermellon on your counter looks really yummy. I've sorta been wanting one of those lately. Maybe I'll go to the store today. Mmmmmm, yummy! :0)

Rachel said...

She looks adorable.
Icky Itchy costumes. i remember those days and don't look forward to them for my own showgirl.

Kellan said...

She just looks darling. Sometimes I still wear some uncomfortable outfit because it looks so darn good - you know?

Have a good weekend - Kellan

Betsy said...

She does look adorable and I can't wait to see the "Whole package" :)

shell said...

it looks super itchy. and just reading it makes me want to itch like crazy!

Anonymous said...

Sydney is doing her dance recitle to the same song!! her costume is totally diffrent though, white with black polka dots and red trim- too cute- Amy

Jen said...

At least it's cute!