The Best $3.99 Ever Spent
The spotty lizard-snake whispered to us at Goodwill. Much like the snake that whispered to Harry Potter.
Except the price tag didn’t whisper, it yelled: $3.99!
How could we not buy it?
My son already had his Halloween costume picked out three weeks prior. Spiderman. I let him wear it whenever he wanted. So he did. Daily.
Until it became Spiderman threads.
When Halloween came around, it was spotty lizard-snake to the rescue. Paired with his sister’s tights, it was a hit.
That was several years ago. Since then, that costume has been worn regularly. Worn to play video games. To play hide-and-seek. To sleep in. To lend to friends to wear to play video games.
One day, it will likely return to Goodwill for another boy to get his $3.99 worth. It’s the brotherhood of the traveling costume.