Thursday, March 07, 2013

The world book day is here...

My lovely sister-in-law made a comment last week that she was going to be Cat in the Hat for the World Book Day (WBD). And I thought nice idea. Monday came and and we got a weekly news letter home from school and that Thursday would be a dressy up day to celebrate the WBD. But somehow it didn't register in my brain that I needed to do something about this...

Not until last night about 10.30pm when I realised the dreaded WBD was here, few hours way and I had not even thought of a costume for young sir...ups...just as well as I am not aspiring to be an alpha mum!

Good old google saved me. You get surprisingly long lists of ideas for costumes with both mumsnet and netmums having created their own advice sections dedicated to the delicate topic of WBD costume!

Before young sir started at nursery I had not even heard of the glorious event that is the WBD. In my defence, it was created way after I had left primary school ;) Last year I sent him in as a spiderman (the only costume he had) and my logic was that comics are a type of book so technically Spiderman is a book character.

After my extensive five minute googling my options were Mr Bump (blue clothes and bandages) or Wally of the Where's Wally fame (stripy top, hat and drawn on glasses). Young sir was not too enthused by my ideas when I presented them to him in the morning but opted for Mr Bump. He refused to have a bandage on his head and half way through dressing him up he asked if he could just go in his uniform...

Hey ho...one WBD in a dodgy costume probably doesn't change young sir's love affair with books...but it might make him wish that he's mother was slightly more forward planning on the costume front...


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