The motivation for my decision, of course, is to make the day enjoyable for the Lollipop Princess. You may know her by her commoner's name, Peanut:
Thy royal mother-in-law (royal in several ways, if you know what I mean) actually MADE that costume out of a nearly-outgrown Tinkerbell dress. The alternative: spending a king's ransom on the actual costume ye royal princess saw in one of those overpriced catalogs. All of this, of course, worth it to see her finally, after five days of waiting following that wicked Hurricane Sandy, running from house to house in a blur:
Halloween brings joy to our our kingdom...
|This one taken before the storm|