to think, I probably should have guessed that DD needed to dress up today.

(32 Posts)
GregBishopsBottomBitch Thu 07-Mar-13 09:02:20

Its dress up day for World Book day, and my DD has gone in, in uniform, it never even occurred to me to dress her up.

BiddyPop Thu 07-Mar-13 15:32:49

(As it happens, DD is Happry Potter in Quidditch uniform today - own red top, own buff trousers, own shingaurds over trousers (ankle protections ones) and lower arms (the non-ankle protecting (i.e. original "we know nothing") pair), a length of yellow ribbon was hastily stitched onto red top this morning (I realised my plan of safety pins wasn't great idea), pair of glasses made from card, scar made from face paint (we got a set recently, but eyeliner would have worked), borrow broomstick from neighbour (Halloween prop), and the only thing properly poncy was me taking leftover red curtain material and sewing a cape (with arms but completely open front and no ties- so relatively straightforward). If I'd only found out yesterday, she'd probably be "Horrid Henry or a footballer!!)

BiddyPop Thu 07-Mar-13 15:19:18

Don't feel that bad - DD had been talking about it a few weeks ago (just asking, and considering options) and they have been talking about it in class this week so she said it to me. But the only contact from school about it came at 3.3.0pm yesterday - I work FT and we have swimming lessons after creche on Wed (so very late home) then home to eat at bedtime and go straight up later than other nights. If I hadn't already had the warning, she'd have had nothing.

And I'd definintely agree re Naughtiest Girl - DD is in non-uniform school and we had to go out and buy a uniform for Naughtiest Girl outfit (well, 2 pack of shirts and a skirt, and a regular navy cardi that she has, in fairness, worn a lot since). And as she's ADHD/Aspergers, so constantly in trouble anyway (and not unknown in Headmistress's office blush), the HM has come over to tell us a couple of times since how much they all laughed (in true enjoyment at the irony) at her grin.

thegreylady Thu 07-Mar-13 13:39:27

Well my grandsons had to take in something made from recycled materials today-a different theme for each class so dgs1's was plants and dgs2's was creatures!
When their dad dropped them off he said it looked like an A Level Art show!
Some very competetive parenting going on I'm afraid.

TheSeniorWrangler Thu 07-Mar-13 12:51:17

no dress up at my kids school.. got too many trips going this week.

they seem to 'celebrate' WBD a couple of weeks after, lol.

Floggingmolly Thu 07-Mar-13 12:50:24

He'll go far, DialsMavis. Ingenious!

VodkaGirl77 Thu 07-Mar-13 12:45:22

Our school's, most confusingly, was last Friday. DD1 (aged 9) decided what she wanted to wear and then went through all her books until she found a character that fitted the bill! She went as Lottie from The Lottie Project by Jacqueline Wilson. I was very impressed with her ingeniousness, especially as most of her friends were dressed up as characters from the well known BOOK 'Monster High' hmm

DD2 (aged 6) went as Belle from Beauty and The Beast and took in her sister's beautiful Robert Sabuda copy of the book.

musicposy Thu 07-Mar-13 12:24:55

My goddaughter (who I take to school some days) went as Hermione today, basically in school uniform! So no need to worry, OP. OK, so she took a wand, dressed it up with a tie and had a type of black cloak to wear if need be, but she doesn't think she'll actually wear the cloak all day. So most of the day she'll be like your DD, in school uniform.
I thought she looked pretty good actually, with zero effort or expense from her parents. My type of costume!

DialsMavis Thu 07-Mar-13 12:20:19

We overslept this morning and forgot, DS is 10 though so in my defence he usually remembers stuff like that for me. He was going to be Wally (again) but phoned me from the bus to say he is 'a boy from the year 6 leavers yearbook' wink.

BumBiscuits Thu 07-Mar-13 11:24:48

My DD chose a character in school uniform. She's good like that!

NicknameTaken Thu 07-Mar-13 11:04:37

Found out at the last minute (DD's only 5, so her first time). We had a go at Horrid Henry, but couldn't agree on a jumper, so she went as Moody Margaret. Her normal clothes, and she was planning to write out a label and stick it on herself. She sellotapes labels to herself on a semi-regular basis anyway.

I had no idea. I also forgot to put her in a wig (for something that required silly hair - no idea what) last week. Too many things, lucky she's only wee, so doesn't notice.

mummytime Thu 07-Mar-13 10:48:21

LadyBigtoes I have had the child who insisted on going to school in school uniform before now, because she was sure Mum had got it wrong. Only to have a melt-down at school when she realised I hadn't. Fortunately we lived very close, so I went home and got her clothes so she could change.

Then spent 20 minutes myself in the Heads office in tears!

Tomorrow should be easier as: a) she is older and now knows she needs a costume. b) she is happy to just go through the dressing up stuff and make something up.

Greg seems to be a popular choice grin

AnnIonicIsoTronic Thu 07-Mar-13 10:32:08

Our school has pyjama day for red nose on thursday 15th of March.

I can see it will end in tears!

Ds gone in jeans, t shirt and hoody as gregg too

Easiest costume ever, I supervised it whilst drinking gin
I like having an older child

Svrider Thu 07-Mar-13 10:30:48

Ours is tomorrow (shit it IS tomorrow isn't it??) <wavers>

pollywollydoodle Thu 07-Mar-13 10:28:28

ditto dd tantrums
specifically Greg from book 7 apparently ..

ours is today.

Ds2 is in jeans and t shirt. Carrying copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. He is Greg (I think)

He organised it himself grin

TooYappy Thu 07-Mar-13 10:15:57

*found last night, handed out on 27th February....

TooYappy Thu 07-Mar-13 10:15:32

I have re-read my letter (found last last) and our is definitely today. Thank goodness. Ours were to be dressed as a character from a book. I guess my DS is from the Spongebob Book.

LadyBigtoes Thu 07-Mar-13 10:13:22

Oh gawd, I did spot the (minuscule) piece of paper in time, prepared the pirate costume, then had DS freaking out this morning because he wasn't sure he wanted to dress up. hmm We ended up having to put school, uniform in his bag just in case we'd got it wrong <sigh>

It would have kind of been easier if we hadn't realised.

notso Thu 07-Mar-13 10:07:49

Ours is tomorrow, thought WBD was tomorrow!

mummytime Thu 07-Mar-13 09:33:57

Ours is tomorrow too!

DS is in sixth form and they have Rag week, so have been supposed to be in costume all week. He has come up with a different excuse each day for how wearing his normal clothes is a costume with the theme of the day.

KindleMum Thu 07-Mar-13 09:32:51

Schools should tell you if they're dressing up. DCs nursery and school aren't.

Floggingmolly Thu 07-Mar-13 09:27:12

Ours is tomorrow, for some bizarre reason. Pound to a penny some poor little sods will have got confused and spend the day feeling like prats.

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