7-year-old girl dresses up as a mom for Halloween and nails it
This is how you win at Halloween
Tracksuit? Check. Dark circles? Check. Flip-flops? Check. Spit-up? Check. Baby dolls? Double-check (one’s even clinging to her foot).
It’ll be quite a while before 7-year-old Lainie Griffin becomes a mom herself, but her Halloween costume was spot-on. Her photo, shared by a family friend on Facebook, has earned more than 194,000 reactions and has been shared over 14,000 times.
"I'm dead! This is the best costume I've ever seen!" the family friend captioned the photo.
Lainie’s mother isn’t surprised at all that her daughter has gone viral. “Every parent can relate!” she told Us Weekly. “So many of us have been too tired to bend over to tie a pair of tennis shoes or put on some socks so we just slip into flip-flops!”
Where did Lainie get the inspiration to dress up as a mother? Her mom, Jessica Griffin, told ABC News that Lainie is naturally nurturing, and is even nicknamed “Little Mamma”.
“She ... loves to help and loves babies and animals and is very motherly,” said Griffin.
On the next page: how Lainie and Jessica put her hilarious costume together.
Lainie thought of the costume by herself, though she did get help from her mother to put the costume together. It was Lainie herself who came up with the idea of wearing a tracksuit, flip-flops, and even the baby on the leg.
“Lainie came up with the baby around the leg because I always have one of her younger siblings sitting on my foot when I’m trying to do something!” Jessica explained to Us Weekly.
“I just added the dark circles with a bit of dark brown eyeshadow and the baby spit-up, which was made up of water and baby powder mixed up and dribbled on her shoulder.”
"We like to try to come up with ideas where we can make our own [costumes]”
Jessica, who has four other children, explained to The Huffington Post that her kids usually get creative with their costumes to save money. “Having five children at home, it gets expensive buying costumes from the store and they’re so cheaply made. We like to try to come up with ideas where we can make our own,” she said said.
The costume has made such an impression that other girls have been inspired to dress up as tired moms too:
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