In my defense, this should have never been my responsibility in the first place.

Step 1: Go to the thrift store and locate the PERFECT overcoat in my 8-year-old’s size to dress up as Ben Franklin for a speech she’s giving tomorrow.

Step 2: Neglect to read coat’s tag and completely fail to register the fact that the coat is, in fact, made out of wool.

Step 3: Machine wash cold and tumble dry medium.

Step 4: …?? Dress the two-year-old up as Ben Frankin as a stand-in?