For some time, my 4 year old has had a mustache obsession. He believes that he needs to have a mustache to be a police officer (like his Uncle Joe). Since he’s certain he wants to be a police officer, he’s frustrated that he needs to wait to be a grown up for the mustache part.
So, about a week ago, he called me into the bathroom to see his mustache and I walked in to discover this:
Thankfully, this was not permanent marker, but it wasn’t exactly easy to completely remove either.
After some consideration (and advice from mom friends on Facebook), I caved and went searching for stick-on mustaches at the party store. I decided to grab some before Dylan’s preschool graduation and put them in a bag as his little graduation present.
Moments after the graduation, he opened the bag in the classroom and transformed immediately into Mr.
Dylan the Mustached Man.
He wore this all day until he got home and even proudly waltzed around Costco with it on – getting and giving thumbs-ups to other mustached men in the store. When he got home, he dove into the bag again to see his other mustache options. The only multi-pack ones I could find were blue and I was a little worried how blue would go over.
Turns out I had nothing to worry about.
This one is from bath time – he was trying to look serious. It almost looks like a bad mug shot.
All of these pictures are from yesterday. I bought him 16 mustaches at 10 am yesterday and we’re already out of stock. We are now looking into some money saving ideas like felt and double-sided tape. This kid is truly hilarious. He does go through some clothing/appearance obsessions from time to time. Remember this post on his tutu obsession? The tutu phase is over but we may be in the mustache phase for a little while. He seems to be set on appearing in public with his mustache and has zero concern about being laughed at, judged or embarrassed in any way – which is pretty awesome in my book. I hope he keeps that confidence.
So, we are in mustache phase right now. It’s fun and it may get a little ridiculous. While I’m hoping it doesn’t last all the way to puberty, I’m rolling with it. But if anyone has any old costume mustaches that you are looking to throw away or get rid of, think twice. I know a little 4 year old boy that would go bananas for some more mustache options!