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karinbelle
09-05-2007, 10:04 PM
but I so want him to dress up as Peter Pan to play against our baby who I want to be Tinkerbell.

He's 8 and she'll be 9 months old. He wants to be Anakin Skywalker. I told him he could dress up for the day at MGM, but do MNSSHP as Peter Pan, but he just does not want to.

Any ideas on how I can talk him into it? Maybe a flat-out bribe to be spent at Lego store in DTD?

Lora
09-05-2007, 10:11 PM
Now, I can understand making a kid eat their veggies or do their homework, but why would you want to make him be a character he doesn't want to be? I wouldn't bug him or bribe him. I'd let him be the character he wants to be. I you think there's a chance he'll change his mind (without being pestered) take the extra costume and maybe he'll re-think how cool it would be...but don't count on it. :confused3

daisyduck123
09-05-2007, 10:16 PM
Ohhh....take it from a mom with older children (DD13).
They are only young (and willing to dress up for Halloween) for a short time.
I would let him wear what he wants to wear!!

But, I agree with the above poster...bring the other costume along in case he changes his mind.
And anyway, your DD will be cute as Tinkerbell even if your DS isn't Peter Pan.

**BTW, I think my DS9 was Anakin Skywalker a few years ago!

karinbelle
09-05-2007, 10:27 PM
He was Anakin last year.

I know, I'll just let him be Anakin again this year -- but I do wish he'd go along with me LOL

Hannathy
09-05-2007, 10:32 PM
I don't know a single self respecting 8 yr old boy who would willingly be Peter Pan!!! Oh the horror, tights a tunic, funny hat....... You may have got away with it at 4 or 5 but no way at 8. Let him be what he wants because who is the dressing up really for him and his enjoyment or you?

If you insist on a Peter pan theme maybe he would be Captain Hook? or how about making the baby be a baby Ewok? I've seen some adorable baby Ewok costumes

yrdlyprincess
09-05-2007, 10:33 PM
You think trying to get your DS to be Peter Pan is bad???? I was able to convince DS(3) to be Peter Pan, DD (7) to be Tinker Bell, DH (yes DH) to be Hook & I am going to be Wendy...I have told everyone that NO ONE can back out now because I have bought the cotumes already! Good Luck

Elmo888
09-05-2007, 10:36 PM
I would let him be what he wants.

And from someone who doesn't get along with an adult sibling, partially because of my parental involvement, (trying to put this delicately) please don't fuel sibling resentment. She's just a baby, but he might resent her nonetheless.

Does that make sense?

Elmo888
09-05-2007, 10:38 PM
You think trying to get your DS to be Peter Pan is bad???? I was able to convince DS(3) to be Peter Pan, DD (7) to be Tinker Bell, DH (yes DH) to be Hook & I am going to be Wendy...I have told everyone that NO ONE can back out now because I have bought the cotumes already! Good Luck

LOL!! How about convincing DH to be Peter Pan??? That would be funny (or maybe I'm just imagining my DH as Peter Pan...ROFL :rotfl: !)

karenTX
09-06-2007, 08:05 AM
Why not go along with him and change the baby to Leia or Amadala (??) or something that goes with what he wants to be? There are so many Star Wars characters to choose from!!

Lora
09-06-2007, 08:59 AM
Why not go along with him and change the baby to Leia or Amadala (??) or something that goes with what he wants to be? There are so many Star Wars characters to choose from!!

Or Yoda!! :rotfl: Now, that would be precious. ;):yoda:

Gabkatt
09-06-2007, 09:08 AM
Anikin is cool and he was never played by a girl like Peter Pan! :lmao: You have to be alittle older to get that one.

mommytobug
09-06-2007, 09:51 AM
I am the mother of an 8 year old dd and I dont think it will happen. She has her own opinion and there is no convincing her otherwise ( and I am so gald!).

Gillian
09-06-2007, 10:19 AM
Here's another vote for Yoda for the baby. How cute!

I totally understand where you're coming from, but it's just not worth worrying about. I say this as the mom of a 4 year old going on Year 3 as a Care Bear. :)

3jsmommy
09-06-2007, 10:26 AM
My DS's 6 & 4 want to be star wars characters (Jango & Bobba Fett I think)so our DS1 will be yoda. I can't wait!! I would do the Yoda thing w/ the baby or an ewok or R2D2.
You could still let her be Tink, even if they don't match it will still be cute!!
I vote on letting him pick his costume, it always means so much to kids on halloween to be proud of their costume.:goodvibes

dogluva
09-06-2007, 10:47 AM
I have an 8 year old son and a 7 year old son. I don't want to sound mean but my sons would NEVER dress up as Peter Pan at this age (or even a few years ago). They are into scary/bloody/gross (we don't let them get too gruesome). Trying to talk them into dressing up as peter pan would be like trying to talk them into wearing a dress.

Sorry, it may sound cute but it would embarass the heck out of him.

nessz79
09-06-2007, 11:58 AM
Looks like you already changed your mind, but once the kids are old enough to have an opinion, I'd let them dress how you want. Half the fun is them picking out what they want to be :)

Colinsmom
09-06-2007, 01:34 PM
Reading this thread and LOL because my DS who will be 5 at the end of September is soooooo excited about his Peter Pan costume that he picked out himself at the Disney Store. Ah, well, there's always therapy :dance3:

Carter'sMommy
09-06-2007, 01:50 PM
WHewwwww.... guess I am lucky. DS will 6 1/2 by the time Halloween is here and is going to be Peter Pan. We were just at DL and secretly bought the hat and had his name put on it -- so now "according to Mommy" it is a done deal. He still has the sweet face and the right haircut to pass it off quite well -- next year NO WAY!

Funny thing... he was Jack Sparrow last year when I REALLY wanted him to be PP but did not push the issue then -- glad he is willing to patronize his Mommy.

Now... if I could only get the time to make the costume. Heck... I just might buy it from the Disney Store.

Savanah'sMom
09-06-2007, 02:11 PM
Anikin is cool and he was never played by a girl like Peter Pan! :lmao: You have to be alittle older to get that one.

:eek: OMG!! I didn't realize that I'm getting to be old!!! LOL! I remember watching that one on TV when I was little. My DD4 LOVES watching it. My wonderful ex-MIL :rolleyes1 sent it home with her and she would be content to watch it all day long if I'd let her.

You think trying to get your DS to be Peter Pan is bad???? I was able to convince DS(3) to be Peter Pan, DD (7) to be Tinker Bell, DH (yes DH) to be Hook & I am going to be Wendy...I have told everyone that NO ONE can back out now because I have bought the cotumes already! Good Luck

My DSis and family are dressing like this for halloween & the P&PP. Can't wait to see DBil :rotfl2:

K and K's Mommy
09-06-2007, 02:27 PM
We thought about doing the Peter Pan characters with the 2 year old as PP and the 8 year old as Captain Hook. That was the only Disney character he would agree to. (Although I think we have changed our minds and decided to be Colts' players.) My DD can dress up like a princess when we eat at the castle a different day.

When my DH gets home, I will see if he can post a picture of the year they were Star Wars characters. Sadly, I have no idea how. It was very, very cute!

roliepolieoliefan
09-06-2007, 09:50 PM
My DS (9) would never in a million years dress up like Peter Pan. DD is 3, and I wish DS and her would pick matching costumes , but I know thats never going to happen.

She always wants to be some kind of Princess and I can almost bet the bank, he will never dress as her prince. :lmao:

Let him be what he wants. They are little for such a short period of time.

Aliceacc
09-07-2007, 05:29 AM
I agree with the concensus here: let him be who he wants to be.

Big picture: you have to look at who this trip is about. If you're trying to give your kids memories they'll always treasure, then him being mortified about a costume he hates probably isn't what you're shooting for.

bookgirl
09-07-2007, 10:42 AM
but I so want him to dress up as Peter Pan to play against our baby who I want to be Tinkerbell.

He's 8 and she'll be 9 months old. He wants to be Anakin Skywalker. I told him he could dress up for the day at MGM, but do MNSSHP as Peter Pan, but he just does not want to.

Any ideas on how I can talk him into it? Maybe a flat-out bribe to be spent at Lego store in DTD?


Easy. Tell him that Peter Pan is a picture necessity and that he only has to wear it long enought to get the picture then he can throw an anakin robe over the costume and clip on a braid and carry his lightsaber. You just have to be willing to buy two costumes.

blana
09-07-2007, 01:15 PM
Another vote for having your daughter as Yoda! Ds went as Yoda for Halloween last year & everyone thought he was just too cute. Of course, it helped that DH was Darth Vader & I was Leia......

bumbershoot
09-07-2007, 01:24 PM
My only thing about that particular pairing is that...wasn't Tinkerbell kind of in love with Peter Pan? I mean, they weren't siblings.

I do admit I tend to think too much into "light" things, but I don't think I could have siblings dress up as a pair that is anything but friends or siblings. Or Anakin and Yoda, something like that.

happymommy
09-07-2007, 01:31 PM
I would worry if my son wanted to be Peter Pan at that age. :lmao:

But, you could blackmail him at 16 by threatening to show his dates the pictures! :rotfl:

Sorry, I couldn't resist...

tina_la
09-07-2007, 01:51 PM
doing almost the same thing. DS 1 as Peter Pan, talked DD 11 into Tink (she didn't like the idea @ first but after seeing the costume got into it) DS 8 refused to be Captain Hook and wants to be Anakin.The look on his face was priceless. :lmao: He would not have been less offended than if I had told him to jump off a bridge. I told him if he dressed as a "pirate":rolleyes1 (did get him just a regular pirate costume) for MNSSHP then he could be Anakin @ halloween. Worked great but I did buy two costumes for him. (bringing the Star Wars just in case.)pirate: pirate:

Principessa1284
09-07-2007, 02:58 PM
I agree! If you're willing to buy 2 costumes, I'm sure he'd be willing to dress up as Peter Pan just for a few pictures, and THEN he can be Anakin at the parks. I think that would be a fair trade and remind him how happy it would make his mommy :yay:

Mouse House Mama
09-07-2007, 03:04 PM
My DH dressed up as Peter Pan when my DD was Tink.:rolleyes1 My DS was Captain Hook. He wore the tights and everything and went trick or treating around the neighborhood dressed up as well.:woohoo: In fact we all dress up. Yeah, dorky I guess but we have such a good time! We love Halloween! You should see the POTC display we are putting up this year! (But that's a whole different thread!:upsidedow ) Anyway- maybe make your DD Princess Leia?

teresajoy
09-07-2007, 03:10 PM
but I so want him to dress up as Peter Pan to play against our baby who I want to be Tinkerbell.

He's 8 and she'll be 9 months old. He wants to be Anakin Skywalker. I told him he could dress up for the day at MGM, but do MNSSHP as Peter Pan, but he just does not want to.

Any ideas on how I can talk him into it? Maybe a flat-out bribe to be spent at Lego store in DTD?




I had to read this post to my son, because for many many years, I've threatened to make him dress up as Peter Pan when we go to Disney (he's 15 now). He is laughing right now, and saying, "Forget it!" I know that there are Peter Pan outfits out there now that don't involve tights (thank goodness!!!) but I think it would be hard to find many boys that age who wouldn't be totally humiliated to go as Peter Pan! If he loved Peter Pan, that would be a different story!

mama4
09-07-2007, 04:09 PM
I totally understand wanting to the theme thing. It would be very cute. It is Halloween though and children should be able to dress up as their current "hero." We're doing the Star Wars thing too this year. Ours will be the older characters though....Ds 5 wants to be Luke, Ds 3 wants to be Yoda so dd1 will be Princess Leia. :goodvibes Ds 5 wants me to be Amidala but whew that'd be askin' a lot of that tight costume.:rotfl: So we'll see. Don't want to REALLY scare the kiddos in the neighborhood.
If you are really set on Tink for your dd though, why don't you go as Peter? I bought DD the cutest Snow White costume last year (but the boys were Batman and Robin- just couldn't talk em in to being a dwarves ;) ) so anyway, I went as the Evil Queen. We got tons of compliments!
Whatever you do, have fun!

kaysmommie
09-07-2007, 05:12 PM
Please! My DS3 doesn't want to be Peter Pan either. Ha has no choice though as his sister is being Tink and I already bought the costume. He liked it when he tried it on though. He really wanted to be Captain Hook instead, but it's going to be hot October 4th at MNSSHP. Good luck convincing him. I agree the idea is cute.

marlynnp
09-07-2007, 11:15 PM
Are you willing to pay for therapy?
:rotfl2:

happypooh
09-07-2007, 11:31 PM
My DS 2.5y won't dress as PP either...so sad as I got the costume already! Oh well....at least he still likes his pooh and tigger costumes! I don't think it's the idea of tights...he just hates Captain Hook and doesn't want anything to do with the whole story line...he pretty much freaked out when I asked if he wanted to take a photo with Hook and Smee at the pirate and princess party this past monday!

Tikicampers
09-08-2007, 07:36 AM
There is a really cute baby Princess Leia costume that I've seen. I'd go with that, although I know where you're coming from. DS is going to be Peter Pan (he's 3 and it's his choice), and DD will be Tinkerbell. I told him him he could choose, and I'd dress her to go along with him. My only fear is that when he sees the Buzz costume he'll change his mind. I guess then DD will have to be Jesse.

karinbelle
09-08-2007, 08:44 AM
LOL!! How about convincing DH to be Peter Pan??? That would be funny (or maybe I'm just imagining my DH as Peter Pan...ROFL :rotfl: !)

I tried to get DH to be Peter Pan - but he said "NO WAY!"

LOL