Seth had Pioneer Day at school not too long ago. He was supposed to wear a costume, and they were set to do all sorts of neat projects like making soap, candles and butter.
I discovered that making a Pioneer Day costume for a girl would have been pretty simple (long skirt, apron, bonnet) but it was a little trickier for a boy. They wore knickers and knee socks and ruffly white shirts with those tri-cornered hats.
Steve came up with the idea of a coonskin cap to represent the more "adventurous and rugged" pioneer. I went in search of one (because of course at this point, there was not enough time to order one off the internet. We Horvath's always do things in a timely manner...)
I found one at a costume shop for $25.
I found one at Party City that was definitely made of some type of funky synthetic material but still resembled the dead animal that it is named for. Price tag - $8.95.
Of course, when mom wants to take more than 2 pictures, we start doing things like this...