Costumes Worn By My Son On Purim
When my son was one year old, on the evening of the Purim holiday, I bumped into my cousin after the reading of the Megillah. Making friendly conversation, she asked "What is your little one wearing today?" I answered that we did not have a costume for him. Her immediate response was, "So, get him a costume!" At the time, we were unable to afford to buy a costume. I was ashamed to say that, so I just smiled sadly, without responding. I walked home, thinking about the day. Purim is a day to rejoice and be happy, so I tried not to think about the fact that my son did not have a costume.
Shortly thereafter, my mother called to tell me that my cousin had sent over a costume for my little one to wear for the day. I was happily surprised to hear that. It was kind and generous of my cousin to send over an extra costume that she had in her home. I had not been expecting it. I rushed over to my parents' home, picked up the costume, and put it on my son. I was glad to see that it fit well. When my friends came to visit, I was proud to show off my little boy in his cute lion costume.
My friend took a few pictures of my son in his cute little costume, which you can see below. The first picture is a close-up, where you can see the headpiece that he was wearing. His eyes are watery and his cheeks are flushed in this picture, because he was sleepy. In the next picture, he looks serious. He was feeling cranky at the time. In the next picture, he is looking shyly to the side.
The Next Year
The next year, when my son was two years old, my mother told me that she had seen an ad in the paper for a store nearby that sells inexpensive costumes. I decided to go and check it out.
There were not many options in my toddler's size, and after discussing it with the salesperson, I purchased a butterfly costume for toddler boys. The material was soft and comfortable and mainly purple, with designs in green, yellow and red. It had green wings which attached and detached with velcro, and a green and purple headpeice with a sunflower and two antlers.
I managed to snap a couple of pictures of him wearing the full costume with the headpeice. However, he does not like wearing items around his head, and as soon as we took it off, it was off for good. He didn't mind wearing the costume itself while we went out, although I wasn't sure whether to put it on top of his clothes, or instead of his clothing.