Naughty Leopard Costume for Two-Year-Olds?
It’s that time of the year when it’s all about Halloween. As a parent, this is a new experience for me. My four and a half year old finally has an opinion- Well, I shouldn’t say “an opinion” I should say she has “several opinions”. I remember dolling her up like Marilyn Monroe when she was just seven-months-old (Yes, she was Marilyn Monroe because I’m a huge fan and I have a sick sense of humor) but later on that night, I transformed her into a beautiful angel. Notes: I found a Marilyn dress for toddlers on Etsy.com and the wig is actually a Tinkerbell wig. For whatever reason, they don’t make Marilyn wigs for kids. Also note that the child next to her is Elvis. Also hilarious.
Here’s why it’s not a big deal. Because the dress covered her whole body and showed no baby cleavage. Plus who wants to look back and say “My mom made me a pumpkin my first Halloween?”- There’s nothing sexual about her being Marilyn. Nothing. Just like there’s nothing provocative about little baby Elvis. That’s why the only thing wrong with Wal-Mart’s new costume “Naughty Leopard” is the name of it. When I first heard that parents were losing their minds over a new Halloween costume called “Naughty Leopard” for two-year-olds, I pictured something that would look like this:
That wasn’t the case. In reality, the costume looks like this:
There’s literally nothing offensive about this costume at all. It barely looks like a leopard nevertheless a “Naughty Leopard”- What does a Naughty Leopard do anyway? Attack and kill other animals? Or as a society have we just given a negative sexual connotation to the word “Naughty”. Because if that’s the case, someone should have warned me because I’ll admit to telling my daughter she was being naughty. When I tell her that it’s because she’s done something like smear ketchup all over the kitchen walls or sneak into the cabinets and shove four chocolate chip muffins into her mouth at once. Never once did I call her naughty for slutting it up. That’s because she’s a kid and doesn’t know what that means. Duh.
So, the moral of this long rant- Chill out. That girl looks adorable and you should be excited if that’s what your kid wants to be for Halloween. Like I said, my opinionated child now only wants to be Disney Princesses and needless to say those costumes aren’t $19.97. Sigh.