Saturday, 24 January 2015


Last summer at the Renaissance Fair Eden bought a little wooden shield and sword, which gave me the great idea that she should be Eowyn (from Lord of the Rings) for Halloween.  We could get a pretty, medieval looking dress, do her hair like Eowyn in the movie, and every time someone opened a door she could brandish her sword and shield and declare, "I am no man!"  Totally awesome, right?  But, Eden had other ideas.  She wanted to be a ninja, a pink ninja, to be exact.

I spent weeks trying to convince her to be Eowyn.  I told her the story of how Eowyn slew the King Ringwraith.  I showed her pictures online of her pretty dresses and pretty hair.  I told her she could use her shield and sword.  We practiced saying "I am no man!"  She seemed to enjoy it all, but every time I asked her if she wanted to be Eowyn for Halloween she said, "No, I think I want to be a pink ninja."

So, I gave up the idea of Eowyn (for this year) and bought her a pink ninja outfit.  Z was already planning to be a ninja, which I'm pretty sure was the major influence on Eden's choice.  But, when all was said and done, they did make a pretty good pair of ninjas.


Mom said...

Where are Eden's sound effects?

Children always have their own ideas!

Anne said...

Ha! Love it!

Someday that dedication to her own idea will be an asset. :)