About two years ago Leah got really, really sick with a stomach bug. To amuse her one night I snuggled up with her on the couch and looked up all sorts of Youtube videos for her. She already was a huge Sesame Street fan, but we also watched tons of old school Muppet videos. From then on she was hooked.
She loves the Swedish Chef and Animal, but I think her favorite sketch is “Mahna Mahna”. For those who don’t know, this sketch starts out with two pink creatures, the Snowths, singing a little tune together. Then this crazy, green furry guy keeps scatting and interjecting the words “mahna mahna”. Leah knows the whole tune and when to interject. It didn’t surprise me when she begged me to be the “Mahna Mahna guy” for Halloween this year. I obliged by making her costume and it is adorable.
Everyone asks her what she is going to be from strangers in the grocery store to friends and family members. About ninety percent have no idea what we are talking about when we explain what her costume is! I had no idea that it was such an obscure Muppet reference! I guess we will be going from door-to-door explaining her costume this year. I don’t care though, it makes her happy and that is all she wanted to be. And of course Dave and I will be backing her up as the “snowths”!
Have your kids or yourself ever had a costume that no one seemed to get? How did it turn out? Leave me some comments!