What’s a Dad to Do?

Tom Burns and his young daughter have a tradition of coordinating their Halloween costumes. When she talked about dressing as Hermione Granger this year, he expected to don a costume from Hogwarts. But then Burns showed his daughter Star Wars. The first movie. She loved it.

“Do you think I could be Han Solo for Halloween?”

Immediately, I responded “Yeah, why, of course, you could. That would be amazing. Why couldn’t you be Han Solo?” And, even though I didn’t want her response to come, it did. “Welll…. I’m a girl.”

There’s no reason a girl can’t be Han Solo for Halloween. It’s been done before. And if she’s going to dress as a male Star Wars character, it only made sense to her that Dad dress as Princess Leia. And that’s just what he did. The two wore their costumes to an event at the zoo.

All in all, I think my daughter and I will make a great pair for Halloween. We got nothing but smiles at the Halloween event we attended last night and even got a few laughs when I came face-to-face with a mom dressed as Princess Leia and said “Well, this is embarrassing…”

Read the whole story and see another picture of the pair at The Good Men Project. -via Metafilter

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When my youngest daughter was seven, she trick-or-treated in a Darth Vader costume. She was smaller than most 5-year-olds, so we got a lot of comments on how cute "he" was. Then I called her by her name once and the whole crowd around us gasped, "It's a girl!" But I think that made it even better for them.
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