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By Meredith Carroll |

Photo credit: Meredith Carroll


It shouldn’t have taken me nearly as long as it did to decide on a costume for my little Peony, 1. I mean, it took me a ridiculous amount of time. For a while I thought she might be an owl, mostly because my older daughter can say it in Spanish she kept insisting Peony would (A) look cute as a lechuza, and (B) be sufficiently annoyed by wearing an owl hat on her head.

But the owl costumes I found were inanely expensive, and none of them came with arms or legs, which means she’d be cold (and, you know, annoyed). I shunned anything with wings or a tiara, as I am well aware there will be plenty of time for that once she actually knows from thrones and scepters.

I considered dressing her as a sailor and sticking a Budweiser label on her sippy cup, as she walks like she’s either seasick or had a few too many. She would have rocked a Frankenstein costume a few months ago, but she no longer staggers exactly like a zombie.

My older daughter declared her intention to be Minnie Mouse, and then a friend produced a toddler-sized Mickey Mouse costume. I don’t want to say Peony is the cutest Mickey Mouse ever, but then again, I don’t really have to, do I?

Here are a few shots from her music class this week, where all of the toddlers were encouraged to dress like it was already Oct. 31:

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Cutest Mickey Mouse Ever? Does it Really Need to be Said?

Mickey and the Shaker Eggs

One for you, the rest for M-I-C-K-E-Y.

Photo credits: Meredith Carroll 

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Meredith Carroll

Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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