mickey mouse club
i recently celebrated my niece's 4th birthday. she had a big disney theme party with the works - princess cake, moonwalk, pinata - you name it. growing up, i didn't have much and was grateful if we celebrated my birthday at all. i think my cousin felt like all the things our parents couldn't do for us growing up, at least he could share it with his kids now.
i literally got dressed in the dark, threw on a shirt i thought my niece would appreciate, and hoped the rest of the outfit would work itself out. there's so many things i wish i had grabbed on my way out - but hey, at least i didn't show up naked.