"For World Book Day please send your child to school dressed as a....

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....BADGER"

Just. Fucking. Why.

She is ten FFS and she doesn't want to dress as a cocking badger any more than I want to spend tomorrow scouring the charity shops in our arse end of nowhere one horse shitsville town for black and white clothing.

Arrrrgggghhhhh angry

MammaMedusa Mon 04-Mar-13 21:46:29

?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????????????????

shockshockshockshockshockshockshockshockshock

Are there many great literary badgers confused

Stinkyminkymoo Mon 04-Mar-13 21:49:53

Wind in the Willows?

<Clutches straws>

chocoholic05 Mon 04-Mar-13 21:50:15

There's badger in wind in the willows?

YouTheCat Mon 04-Mar-13 21:50:34

Well there's Badger in Wind in the Willows. And I think Percy the Park Keeper has a badger friend.

After that I am stuck.

Send her in in whatever colour you like and say the badger dyed its fur? grin

Fakebook Mon 04-Mar-13 21:50:39

Bodger and Badger?

Fantastic Mr Fox angry

Is there even a badger in that book <scrabbles through fried memory>

YouTheCat Mon 04-Mar-13 21:53:21
RattyRoland Mon 04-Mar-13 21:56:34

Bloody teachers, is this revenge for something?

A list of household objects from which a 10 yr old can fashion a passable badger costume would be good [hopeful]

She has no black or white clothes so that's a non starter. I have some black but no white, but she's not painting or cutting up my clothes!

RattyRoland Mon 04-Mar-13 21:57:43

Bloody teachers, is this revenge for something?

Black and red as roadkill badger?

MammaMedusa Mon 04-Mar-13 22:00:36

Personally I would print out a picture of a badger, glue it on card, and string it round her neck. When she's had enough of it she can just enjoy being in her own clothes.

It is so, so stupid and such short notice I would not try any harder than that.

Actually, I lie, I might as my children conveniently go to school next to a Primark. But in your situation I wouldn't.

idiot55 Mon 04-Mar-13 22:04:56

hang on, school are choosing who your daughter dresses as?

nightmare!

PopMusic Mon 04-Mar-13 22:06:55

YANBU I thought the whole point was that children/parents could choose their own character. Why are the school choosing for you? FWIW, I am a teacher and I'm supposed to dress up and have no clue what to dress up as.

pigletpower Mon 04-Mar-13 22:07:08

Just paint her face?

Remotecontrolduck Mon 04-Mar-13 22:07:27

Sorry but I laughed out loud at this, it's so utterly ridiculous it's pretty funny grin

Did they assign everyone a different animal do you think? I can't for the life of me work out why they'd want everyone dressed as a badger?! How bizzare!

kennyp Mon 04-Mar-13 22:08:55

Send her in with an almighty hangover and then she can say "i feel rougher than a badgers arse" (my stock hangover phrase) then it will only cost you a bottle of pinot.

EndoplasmicReticulum Mon 04-Mar-13 22:10:18

They used to be allowed to choose. That was fine, DD went as Beryl the Peril every year grin

This year the head (who is leaving so maybe this is some kind of final act of revenge) has decreed that each class choose a book by voting and then the children all have to be a character from said book.

MagratOfStolat Mon 04-Mar-13 22:11:52

Sorry to detract from the thread, but I've just spat tea everywhere.

Wikipedia has a whole page dedicated to A LIST OF FICTIONAL BADGERS?!?! Sorry, but that tickled me something rotten. I'm hacking up a lung I've laughed so hard.

Is there no way you can buy a cheap white bedsheet, cut it up and then sew the patches into already-black clothes?

Oh come on! Fictional BADGERS! HAHAHA!

thingamajig Mon 04-Mar-13 22:12:46

Here is a badger mask, print off, stick to cardboard and cut out. Wear as much black/grey as she can manage (?dusbin bag) mask

grin @ kennyp. Though she'll have to fight me for the pinot. My costume making muse (along with my birthday cake muse) only visits me when I'm pissed.

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