Why, isn’t the UPS guy *your* daughter’s favorite person too?

by doodaddy on September 29, 2008


Paint it pink

We order a lot on line — toilet paper in bulk, seeds, pastrami — to the point where every time the doorbell rings, Boo opens it up and yells “Hi, UPS Man!” Apart from scaring yesterday’s Jehovah’s witnesses, she’s almost always right.

So it came as no surprise that when it came time to pick a Halloween costume, Boo decided she wanted to be — yep –The UPS Man.

Shall we say “UPS Person?” Nah.

Easy enough, right? You can order ’em straight off of Amazon, which, as I’ve mentioned, we have no qualms about. But then fate (in the person of a capricious toddler) slapped us in the face. Just as we were about to click “Purchase,” we asked for verification from toddler Boo. This has become an essential step: If we hadn’t repeated “Do you really want that pineapple?” every time we’d have a kitchen full of pineapples.

“Are you sure you want to be a UPS Man for Halloween?”
Answer: “I want to be a pink UPS Man!”

A-ha. A pink UPS man. From a quick slam-dunk-we’re-already-done-with-our-costume, we’re now entering into an exceedingly long search for industrial toddler clothes.

So… my plea is out there. Does anyone know where to find pink (or white, heck, we’ll dye it) work clothes — Dickies or something — in toddler sizes?

I suppose (ulp!) I could try making a pink UPS uniform. I did go to sewing class, after all… once.


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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

PJ September 29, 2008 at 6:10 am

You can get the pants from a set of scrubs. The top is harder… I think scrubs by nature don’t have button-up fronts so you’re out of luck there.


orlund September 29, 2008 at 6:59 pm

Whatever color you end up with I hope you post a picture!


mep September 29, 2008 at 7:23 pm

My son wore that costume last year, and it was a hit! I’m sure pink UPS man/woman will be equally well-received! I think you’ll have to sew it though.

I don’t know what I would do without Amazon. My latest delivery addiction is diapers from Amazon . . . they cost a little more, but it keeps me out of Target, which is a bonus. Visits to Target are unnecessarily expensive and I leave feeling annoyed at myself for spending so much money on thing I don’t need at a store where the service is kind of stinky (at least at my location).


doodaddy September 29, 2008 at 8:01 pm

@mep – Do you know about the Amazon subscription thing? If you “subscribe” to diapers, they put you down for a case every 1, 2, 3, or 6 months — but you’re not obligated to take them. If you don’t want your scheduled shipment, you just click on “skip.” Plus, you get another 15% off, and free shipping of course. All told it’s made our diapers even cheaper than Costco.


doodaddy September 29, 2008 at 8:04 pm

@PJ – Hey, there’s an idea! I went to the fabric store today to ask if I should try to construct my first shirt (I do repairs, hems, etc. but I’ve never *made* clothse) and they sort of laughed at me.


doodaddy September 29, 2008 at 8:04 pm

@orlund – Yeah, like you could keep me from doing that!


Monica October 4, 2008 at 12:39 pm

If you bleach the UPS costume and then add something red to the laundry it will turn pink.


doodaddy October 8, 2008 at 2:14 am

@Monica – We looked into that but all the official costumes are synthetics. We finally settled on pink jeans and a white shirt we’ll dye to match, then we’re constructing badges from felt.

Let’s just hope she doesn’t change her mind about costume in the next couple of weeks!


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