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... to be shocked that DS' reception class were asked to dress up today as a character from a childrens' book and 2 boys turned up as.....

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LadyOfTheFlowers Thu 04-Mar-10 22:16:04

.... the Kray Brothers??

Now correct me if I am wrong, but these are NOT characters from a childrens book.
All the other kids were dressed up as pirates from Treasure Island and disney princesses etc etc.

They came complete with handguns.

I am probably going to be told I am being stupid and DS had no idea who they were dressed up as so I guess it does not matter, but I was shockedand thought it was wrong.

Was it?

SirBoobAlot Thu 04-Mar-10 22:56:03

PMSL grin

oldernowiser Thu 04-Mar-10 23:03:06

I just wish that school would give a bit of notice! FFS 'could you please send DC dressed as pirates etc tomorrow' I work full time and commute and can't bloody do it on a day's notice!

kitchensinkdrama Thu 04-Mar-10 23:07:53

Oh dear. Mine insisted on going as Batman. We did however, send him in with an old Batman and Robin book.

scanty Thu 04-Mar-10 23:11:32

ha,ha - we had some Kray brothers today at my ds's school. Does the school start with the letter 'L' by chance.

Jasnam Fri 05-Mar-10 06:23:07

My ds's old school used to turn the whole book day thing into a competition of who had the best costume. Those that turned up in a bought costume were excluded from the competition. It took the fun out of it, and most parents ended up hating it.

Ds's new school has a 'literacy week' with no dressing up - hooray!

emmymama Fri 05-Mar-10 09:04:23

ds went as sonic the hedgehog grin

porcamiseria Fri 05-Mar-10 09:07:34

ha ha ha !!!!! like it, whats next? Fred West? Saddam?

We had a David Beckham, he came with his biography
Not quite as stunning as the Krays

southeastastra Fri 05-Mar-10 09:10:06

i would think the parents had a wicked sense of humour if i were judging them! makes a change grin

runnybottom Fri 05-Mar-10 09:10:13

I'd rather see the kray twins than yet another disney princess.

Where do you get a 60's mod suit for a 5 year old though? Not Tesco anyway....

LadyOfTheFlowers Fri 05-Mar-10 17:31:46

If they had had mod suits I would have been more impressed!

Yes, the school starts with 'L'....

BendyBob Fri 05-Mar-10 17:40:43

Weeeel I've had a helluva dreadful time with farkin WBD this year so I think maybe I do understand how this could have come about tbhgrin

onebatmother Fri 05-Mar-10 17:52:51

Other children: Alice in Wonderland, Cat in Hat, Ballerina girl person, White Rabbit etc.

My child: Chris Ryan, ex-SAS officer, now author of children's 'adventure' books: full camo including face paint, night vision goggles, stun gun etc <wince>.

pointydog Fri 05-Mar-10 17:53:32

AFter seeing a variety of film and tv characters, no I am not that shocked. But I agree that bigging up violence and general nastiness would kinda depress me.

3littlefrogs Fri 05-Mar-10 17:55:15

The starwars book was written before the film of the book was made......IIRC.....

Jamieandhismagictorch Fri 05-Mar-10 17:58:34

I was vair vair embarrassed when DS1s "book" character choice was Spongebob, last year.

This year he made up for it by choosing Oliver Twist

< smug >

lucybarnes Fri 05-Mar-10 18:03:20

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101damnations Fri 05-Mar-10 21:56:28

This made me laugh out loud.We've got WBD next week and dd1 wants to go as a horse!Or spiderman.

butadream Fri 05-Mar-10 22:01:15

hmm at Kray twins but I would not hmm at generic gangster costume, lots of books about gangsters. WBD at our school today resulted in lots and lots of Disney princesses, a few Spidermans and Supermans and Ben 10 characters, a few Worst Witches, a few Peter Pan characters etc.

If it's of interest to anyone, Asda has a sale on costumes at the moment, you can get Mr Men ones for a fiver.

MilkNoSugarPlease Fri 05-Mar-10 22:06:56

At mindees school today there was 84,000 disney princess's, spongebob, minnie mouse and michael jackson!

Oh and many hannah montana's!

Tis not quite the point of WBD

LEMisdiscombobulated Fri 05-Mar-10 22:33:26

it could have been worse, there could have been girls there dressed as Jordan/Katie price

When I went in to have my daughter I was chatting to the midwives at about 3am and they were giggling, me being nosey asked what they were laughing at and they reluctantly told me someone had just had their second baby boy and called him Ronnie and yes the other boy was called Reggie! shock

pointydog Sat 06-Mar-10 12:15:09

A horse, no problem - Black Beauty. Read the book first though.

Buddleja Sat 06-Mar-10 12:26:53

DS1 went as himself hmm he's got on of those stories that has his name in it wink

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