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importance of choosing hats over fascinators if you only have one child

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teafortwo Thu 09-Oct-08 17:42:29

This thread is especially for Squeaver with love from Teafortwo!!!!!

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Thu 09-Oct-08 21:42:50

Actually, is it imperative to wear a hat at all times if you only have one child (except perhaps when indoors, unless you are trying to economise on central heating).

<<checks hat collection and selects favourite for tomorrow>>

PortofinoPumpkin Thu 09-Oct-08 21:48:13

I'm sorry - I would disagree. If you only have the one child then surely you have more disposable income and should go for the fanciest fascinator you can find. And I haven't been drinking......grin

DontCallMeBaby Thu 09-Oct-08 21:52:47

Hm, I bought a (modestly priced) fascinator to wear to a wedding, and due to the extreme stress of also packing for just ONE child I forgot to take it with me. So in conclusion, it's probably a good job I haven't got any more kids, or I'd probably forget my pants.

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Thu 09-Oct-08 22:09:06

Hmmm .... are fascinators more expensive than hats then (actual cost, not on a per square inch basis)?

As I only have one child, I can devote more time to my hat collection, some of them being fancy in the extreme.

<<overdressed and no longer covered in baby sick emoticon>>

Yanda Thu 09-Oct-08 22:10:48

Oh a hat of course, those fasicnator things are far too fluffy and unpredictable. Being the mum of an only I obviously much prefer the orderliness of one hat, all those feathers on a facinator would be far too much for me to handle, all going in different directions <shudder>

Tillyscoutsmum Thu 09-Oct-08 22:11:55

Personally think fascinators can look quite chic (or alternatively can look like you've had a high velocity run in with a bird smile)

I have a fabulous black & white hat you could borrow T42. Let me see if I can find a pic

Tillyscoutsmum Thu 09-Oct-08 22:22:42

pic of hat on profile smile

MARGOsBeenPlayingWithMyNooNoo Thu 09-Oct-08 22:30:53

DontCallMeBaby - forgetting pants is probably how you'd end up having more children.wink

DontCallMeBaby Thu 09-Oct-08 22:44:30

shock Is THAT what causes it?!

<tightens chastity belt and shudders>

PortofinoPumpkin Thu 09-Oct-08 23:30:40

I indeed would never leave the house without mine see here

The other mothers at school look at me strangely, but that's probably because I am foreign!

madlentileater Thu 09-Oct-08 23:32:14

wtf is a fascinator???

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Thu 09-Oct-08 23:34:18

Titchy hat with lots of long feathers bobbing about - Portofino has a fine example.

madlentileater Thu 09-Oct-08 23:41:46

blimey....very foreign!

puffling Fri 10-Oct-08 00:04:14

I only found out yesterday, it was on 'The Frock Exchange.' it's a little decorative thin stock atop your bonce.

teafortwo Fri 10-Oct-08 10:52:05

dontcallmebaby - That is so so very very funny I really cried with laughter!!!!!

Tillyscoutmum - Thanks for the offer of the hat - you are sooooooooooo lovely!!!! Once I have actually bought the dress and decided what colour to wear with it (the s and b peeps say berry things but I think black) I will give you a shout!!!

Madlentileater - I had no idea what 'fascinator' meant either - seriously - I had to google the word when tsm first post it on another thread! And I still haven't worked out what someone else meant by 'Mary Jane Shoes' or if they are suitable for a woman with one child????? hmm

Pouts - oh where oh where is Squeaver... does she know about this thread yet???????

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Sat 11-Oct-08 21:50:05

Mary Jane shoes are like court shoes but with the addition of a strap across the instep. They are very suitable for any woman with one child, because as we only have one child to wash, dress and organise in the morning we can spare the extra second it takes to do up the button/buckle on the straps of our Mary Janes. If we had more children, we would have to swap the Mary Janes for slip-ons.

DontCallMeBaby Sat 11-Oct-08 22:10:58

My Mary Janes have a fake button, it doesn't undo! They are very quickly donned. Should I have left them in the shop for someone with more children to buy? Have I done wrong? They were from Tesco, so ideal for someone with more mouths to feed and a consequently more constrained budget.

They are however only suitable for a woman with a fairly compliant child (or children) - one not too likely to run off and hurl themselves under buses, as they're quite tricky to run in. Mind you, I find it quite tricky to run in trainers.

AnarchyAunt Sat 11-Oct-08 22:18:51

I only have one child and I wear a balaclava at all times.

Saves me having to wear make-up - so practical! I simply can't understand why it hasn't caught on with people with more children as it saves ages in the morning.

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Sat 11-Oct-08 22:22:08

DCMB - Ah! My conceptualisation of footwear for mothers of singletons has now broken down irretrievably, as it cannot accommodate the slip-on Mary Jane.

It seems to me that mothers of singletons should shop in Tesco, as (i) we are not necessarily better off than parents with more children and (ii) we would be derided as PFB if we bought our darling offspring's food and clothing only from Harrods, Waitrose and Fresh and Wild.

edam Sat 11-Oct-08 22:25:02

My screen is dripping with tea...

damn you and your pants, Dontcallmebaby! grin

Clarity2005 Sun 12-Oct-08 11:34:47

At last I ahve found a safe haven, having only one child and having read this thread, I now fully udnerstand why despite the shuns and the gasps and the complaints I have felt compelled to wear a fascinator for my upcoming weding instead of the usual tiara.

I thought I was alone, and that It was just a mad moment of insanity!

At least I have a rason for my desire to wear one, I hadnt noticed the link between the number of children and my chosen headwear before now, but now you come to mention it lol ;-)

And as for the lost pants thing, I would like the chance to forget them, unfortunately they are welded to my body by the wearing of a pair of gok wan over fat pants lol ;-)

Clarity2005 Sun 12-Oct-08 11:36:07

In my excitement at having at last found a reason, I forgot to check for typos lol wink

littlelapin Sun 12-Oct-08 11:42:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TskullsScreaming Sun 12-Oct-08 11:47:15

Surely a hat is more useful.

Dc can't be sick in a fascinator if the need arises. Oh the joys of motherhood grin

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