Friday, October 16, 2009
A Stitch in Time.
Halloween. One little word with so much behind it.
What I hear is costume. Actually I should say - costume drama.
The school the six year old goes to encourages independent imagination and creativity - so no media characters. In theory I love this idea. In reality it means lots of work for me.
She wants to be a mermaid. I need to make a mermaid costume that she can run and play in. She wants "shell boobies" I say not a chance, come back when you're sixteen.
She wants a wig and a trailing fish tail. I want a sewing machine and some sewing skills.
We will find a compromise - I will sew for days and she will love it however it turns out. The husband will be sick of hearing about it - probably by tomorrow.
That's for school. Then there's actual Halloween. We like to do a family theme. this year it's Wizard of Oz. I know what you're thinking - why not have a theme that involves a mermaid. I believe that makes me a flounder or a crab. I'm going with Glinda - thank you very much.
I am fully aware that I make this complicated for myself but really I wouldn't have it any other way. Halloween just wouldn't be the same if we didn't have a dining room table covered in fabrics. Now I just need the six year old to NOT change her mind......