When it comes to deciding what to be for Halloween, my daughter is about as fickle as they come. Every day I am inundated with costume requests, and I suspect that after Halloween passes, we will be rifling through the discounted costume bin just to add (even more) variety to our dress-up box. While I do get a little exhausted trying to keep up with her ever changing mind, I admit that her vivid imagination is my absolute favorite thing about her. She is no ordinary three year old girl pigeon-holed into daydreams of princesses and fairies (though she does love those too). She is the girl who reaches first for her pirate costume just so she can talk like a pirate and jig (because apparently it’s only acceptable to do so when in costume). She is the girl who jumps off the bed, fist in the air, proclaiming that she is a super hero. AND, she is the girl who stares at her reflection vainly in the mirror while desperately tugging at her hair trying to get it to Rapunzel’s length—and then frustrated, yells at her reflection “it’s not working!” Yes, this girl has wanted to be just about everything for Halloween. However, when Red Riding Hood made her way through the wheel of ideas, I immediately envisioned a great way to execute her three year milestone pictures. We are so very fortunate that her grandma indulged my vision and made her a custom frock so she would look authentic. When we went to the “forest” to take some pictures, she had a great time playing the part, and all I had to do was sit back and wait for the images to happen. We had so much fun with this that I am already thinking of more ways we can re-create her imagination on camera. The possibilities are endless!