Friday already? And Storytelling Sunday is two days away! I know some of you are already prepared and some of you are still thinking..
If you are still on the hunt for an idea, how about going with my October-ish plan? Let's Dress Up!
Regulars round here have probably already worked out that I like thinking about clothes and I love to dress up. Every day dressing up is good. Fancy Dress dressing up? Now that's the best!
|Not taken at a Family Party. I've been asked to judge the PTA Fancy Dress a few times. They make me dress up. They make me choose a winner. It's one of the hardest jobs I've ever done..|
I get it from my Mother, I've decided: my Mother and her Fancy Dress Parties. Oh, yes. Every year, when we were little, I would look forward to the last day of October, Halloween; and the chance to up-end the dressing up basket and pull together my costume. When my own two were born I was determined the tradition would continue; and, with the willing help of my sister (the-best-auntie-in-the-world), we did, for many years, hold a Family Fancy Dress Party every Halloween.
Now, there are many ways this story could go from here. I could tell you about The Fat Lady from Harry Potter Year; or the Giant Walking Baked Bean from the Year of the Letter B; or the small Willy Wonka in his Mum's best brown velvet evening coat. But, for now, all you need to know is that once we did Thomas the Tank Engine. And also that we never throw anything out. Oh, and that thing about getting a love of dressing up from my Mother? I think it has moved on a generation. Because Sunday's tale isn't about me at all..
See you there?