I curse dress-up days at school. I am the least creative person in the whole world (probably) and am also too tight to shell out on a new fancy dress costume every time. So far we’ve had prince/princess (which was easy for the girl and we borrowed a costume from a good friend for the boy) and pirates (for which I cobbled together something for the girl with judicious use of scarves and borrowed the prince/pirate costume again for the boy). Not to mention World Book Day, she was a witch, he was a pirate (again, yes, same outfit)
My heart did sink when I discovered the latest one was aliens. I had no desire to either sew a costume or glue foil to a cardboard box as I knew others would. Facepaints making both of mine itchy doesn’t help the cause either.
Fortunately, my very good friend M came to the rescue this time with a costume that the girl could use. It was originally a cookie monster costume but served just as well being an alien.
The boy was initially happy with some big eyes stuck to his butterfly deely-boppers and then decided to finish off the look with some wings and a tutu. He ran to school shouting “I’m a flying alien” all the way. Only one small boy commented on the fact that the boy was wearing a girl’s “dress”. The boy soon sorted him by pointing out, in quite a patronising fashion, that actually it was a tutu. Ha! Take that, small boy! Ahem.
I cursed this fancy dress day a lot less today that I usually would. It’s nice to have a lovely cheery picture to post today.
Oh, also I spotted this while trawling the net (well, ok, twitter) earlier today. It made me laugh out loud, quite a lot. I checked with the owner and he said it was ok to post a link, so here it is – The Man Who Sold The World