Posted by Sarah in Dressups on March 4, 2011
May I introduce, after one mad hour of frantic costuming, Super Girl, Bat Girl, The Green Lantern and The Shadow.
Go on say I did a good job, I need the encouragement.
Yesterday afternoon was this lot’s church kid’s club Super Hero Dress Up Day. Being the organised and decisive family that we are (ha ha) only one of them had any idea of what they would like to be one hour before they were meant to leave.
This brings me to a major chunk of parental advice: Keep anything that has dress up potential. We have an old wardrobe in the garage that is full of funky old clothes, scraps of material and any costumes I’ve made over the years. That way when your darling angel, who was sure they would just go as a fairy till one hour before you leave, starts to go all red and puffy round the eyes and blubbers over a quivering bottom lip that “Fairies aren’t really heroes….and…and….they use magic not super powers….and it’s not what the form said we should dress up as……” you can simply say “That’s ok honey I’ll see what we have lying around” oh and practice face painting, it pays to have rad face painting skills.