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Claudia and her first Carnival party as a ... superhero!



Dear Falcotto,

I'm Marta, mother of sweet three-year old Claudia.

For the first time this year I took her to a a fancy-dress party and I really must tell you what happened!

Claudia had been invited to a Carnival party by a nursery school friend and was so excited!!! It was obviously a fancy-dress party and parents were also asked to dress up.

I was delighted! I am 33 years old and I hadn’t been to a fancy-dress party for almost 10 years! I started to plan our fancy-dress costumes right away. What I had in mind of course was mother and daughter costumes.

As I looked through my old Carnival costumes I found a fairy dress complete with hat and wand, and that’s when I had my brainwave! I would be the fairy godmother and my little girl would be a beautiful Cinderella. We would be the most beautiful girls at the party!

It was just perfect, until I told Claudia who looked and me and said. “But Mommy I want to be Suppemè!” I couldn’t believe my ears! Then I looked at my partner Gianluca, who was sniggering smugly. My little princess was so inspired by her father's passion for Superman, that she wanted a Superman costume!

Oh yes, because Gianluca has a real passion for all-things Superman! Our home is full of posters and gadgets of his superhero and it almost goes without saying that Claudia was fascinated by Superman.

Well, to cut a long story short, I ended up taking Claudia to the fancy-dress store to buy two Superman costumes: one for her and one for me.

You should have seen the faces of the guests when they saw us arrive at the party in our Superman costumes, complete with masks and capes! Speechless! But Claudia was delighted and loved her costume so much that she didn’t even want to take if off to go to bed!

My daughter is truly special!