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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

breatheslowly Wed 06-Mar-13 22:37:01

I was very tempted to send DD as "The baby who wouldn't go to bed" as she always wants to go to nursery in pyjamas.

Hopasholic Wed 06-Mar-13 22:20:29

Oh shit. I've forgotten....... AGAIN blush. Last year My two DS's reminded me during breakfast so it was a 'Boy in the striped pyjamas' and ( this one was a very long shot but he did get a Banksy book for Xmas grin) so ds2 went with baseball cap & empty deodorant tin with a question mark on t shirt as to his identity! Must find those striped pyjamas........ Again.

Ha, yeah right. Its a smelly hairy fugly thing. Very like a real badger, in fact.

stealthsquiggle Wed 06-Mar-13 20:52:14

I bet you were thrilled to find the fake fur gilet - genius touch!

(you do realise you will now be regarded as that mother who went all OTT and produced an amazing badger costume and the teachers will give you the impossible one again next year?)

Oh and a printed out mask - thanks to those who found links flowers

We have a badger costume [drumroll]

We have black trousers, a grey/black stripey top, and a fake fur grey gilet thing, all from the local hospice shop for under a fiver.

They'd better have a cocking badger bit part in every nativity for the next few years as I am all costumed out now.

magimedi Wed 06-Mar-13 10:40:14

Sometimes I am sad that my DS is an adult - but not when I read about all this sodding about with costumes. Fancy dress parties were bad enough.

But I am still drying my eyes from laughing at this thread & I started the day feeling a bit down - so flowers to QueenofFarkingEverything (But not Queen of costumes? )

FryOneFatManic Wed 06-Mar-13 10:33:43

DS's school is just asking children to dress as a book character.

DS, aged 9, has decided he is going dressed as a schoolboy in uniform, as a) there are plenty of schoolboys in books and b) he can't be bothered grin

He plans to take his 50p charity donation in regardless.

This is all from him, no prompting whatever on my part as I had simply asked him what he wanted to dress up as.

zipzap Wed 06-Mar-13 10:28:07

After all this, I think we should badger MNHQ for a badger smiley for WBD [badger] grin

Heebiejeebie Wed 06-Mar-13 08:40:26

Poorbuthappy, I am laughing about your husband and the hulking year 13s.

MackerelOfFact Wed 06-Mar-13 07:20:30

Send her in covered in badges?

LindyHemming Wed 06-Mar-13 07:19:13

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Pixel Wed 06-Mar-13 00:43:11

Think yourselves lucky. I hadn't heard anything about WBD and thought that ds wouldn't need to dress up. I checked all my emails/school newsletters and there was nothing so I put a casual note in his home/school book on monday morning 'just in case' (thinking I had until thurs anyway). Note back monday evening "Oops sorry, should have told you we are doing it tomorrow (tuesday), our class has chosen The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Arggh!
Well by a stroke of luck about the only top ds has that hasn't got Spongebob or similar on happens to be orange and brown stripes but I didn't have anything else in the house in tiger colours (who has orange stuff in their house, let alone stuff they don't mind 'adapting'?). All I could find was some orange and brown oddments of wool so I was up until 2am knitting a tiger hat!
Apparently Red Nose Day is going to be an 80s theme confused. Ds wasn't alive then so he isn't going to have a clue.

Xiaoxiong Tue 05-Mar-13 23:19:23

BrianCox love how you have nothing green for your DD to wear and yet you just happen to have a Mexican flag lying about.

Queen that costume sounds great and you can reuse it next year by adding a bag labelled "swag" and going as burglar bill. I haven't yet checked the wiki page but I'm sure there may even be a badger burglar, something like a cat burglar but more lumbering.

Wolfiefan Tue 05-Mar-13 23:06:14

Or she could spend the day saying
Miss (or sir)
Remember to check at the end of the day that said teacher felt badgered.
PS Buggered if I'm dressing DS up for the day. (Hmm. May steal Arthur Dent if pushed! grin)

DesiderataHollow Tue 05-Mar-13 22:53:41

Oddest badger related page I've found so far:

Roadkill badger as a homeopathic remedy...

aaaaagh Tue 05-Mar-13 17:10:53

cover her in badges and then get her to give one out every now and then - then she'll be a 'badger' as in someone who badges...?

grin Lenny Henry cake. You should do it, it'll make a change from the sea of cupcakes with red noses made form cherries that everyone else will send.

Wallison Tue 05-Mar-13 14:07:35

Well, that sounds a bit more hopeful on the badger front but I feel your pain. Over the next four weeks we've got: World Book Day (dressing-up); Comic Relief Day (dressing-up - details as yet unspecified grr and bake a comic relief themed cake (adults) and make comic relief themed biscuits (children)); Decorate an egg completition; Decorate an Easter Hat competition. I hate this half-term.

And wtf is a fucking comic relief themed cake ffs? A cake that looks like Lenny Henry?

I hate it with a fucking passion.

DD has reminded me she has some black jodhpurs, so its them, hopefully teamed with the black and white striped top I'm going to find in Oxfam later <fingers crossed> and a bit of face paint.

Whole fucking shebang needs renaming World 'who has the most creative parents with time to spare for this sort of shit' Day angry

Wallison Tue 05-Mar-13 13:37:15

I hate it too, glasscompletelybroken. I am rubbish at making costumes, can't sew to save my life and am completely uncreative.

glasscompletelybroken Tue 05-Mar-13 12:06:24

I just completely don't get this whole idea.

Some idiot person for the 1st ever book day thought it would be good for the kids to dress up as a character from a book for the day. And now every kid in every primary school has to do it every year.


What are they learning about books and reading? It's just a nightmare for the parents and has no benefit to learning.

Luckily my kids have left school and DH has to deal with DSD's on these ridiculous dress-up days. I would make a strong protest if I actually had to find a badger costume.

Or any other costume.

It's complete madness.

Rant over...

Bogeyface Tue 05-Mar-13 12:04:00

Stealth Xmas and RND are the guaranteed "new PJ's" time for us too grin

fromparistoberlin Tue 05-Mar-13 11:59:09

this has made me laugh OP

we have not had anything from school, DP loses letters and deletes text messages

maybe for the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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