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Mortified-school social faux pas of the year.

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skeletonfishbonesandlilacs Fri 21-Oct-11 09:31:33

My dd1 is in reception at a lovely little village C of E school. They break for half term today, about a month ago a memo came out to say today would be "seasonal fancy dress" I checked with teacher and confirmed that they meant halloween but just couldn't say it because it's a Cof E school. So this morning I sent my daughter into school in her favourite halloween costume which happens to be a cute little devil costume. A red body suit with flamey wings and a hat with horns and little forked tail.

Apparently there was another memo last week to say that they had changed fancy dress to "help for hero's day" so kids could come in a costume of someone or something they thought was thier hero. As i'm getting dd out of the car it's dawning on me that were surrounded by soldiers, firemen, policemen, nurses, vets, doctors and superheroes.

I have sent my dd to her first fancy dress day in her new Cof E school for hero worship day dressed as the devil. If the floor had opened and swallowed me up right then and there i would have been happy. Even the head came over to say "don't worry I gather the devil isn't her hero"

Oh my. Way to make your mark!

radiohelen Fri 21-Oct-11 09:35:39

Hilarious.. so sorry but giggling like a kid here.... suck it up skeleton you can get through the day... take a big coat to cover her up at home time or...
Get yourself a red lycra devil suit and walk the playground!

VeronicaSpeedwell Fri 21-Oct-11 09:38:30

grin Hilarious.

Makiko Fri 21-Oct-11 09:38:30

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WitchesAreComing Fri 21-Oct-11 09:38:59

"I have sent my dd to her first fancy dress day in her new Cof E school for hero worship day dressed as the devil"


ScaredTEECat Fri 21-Oct-11 09:39:21

Okay, that's funny! grin

CeliaFate Fri 21-Oct-11 09:39:26

grin Can you nip to Asda or similar and get a hero costume? That sounds exactly like something I'd do. At least the Head has a sense of humour.

gethelp Fri 21-Oct-11 09:39:55

Just legendary. Come back here in twenty years to read her post on AIBU. I bet you've given the staff a really good laugh!

Putrifyno Fri 21-Oct-11 09:40:47


Makiko Fri 21-Oct-11 09:41:00

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spiderlight Fri 21-Oct-11 09:41:01

That has absolutely made my day!! <wipes eyes>

kampakat Fri 21-Oct-11 09:41:19

I just snorted tea through my actual nose...thanks for that grin

mrsravelstein Fri 21-Oct-11 09:41:22

wonderful, well done!

CristinaaarghdellAaarghPizza Fri 21-Oct-11 09:44:43


D0G Fri 21-Oct-11 09:47:12

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skeletonfishbonesandlilacs Fri 21-Oct-11 09:49:49

needless to say I did not stay for assembly today-

i scuttled off to do a satanic ritual instead

PorkChopSter Fri 21-Oct-11 09:50:05

You have scarred her for life.

You are also going to have to join the PTA. As chair, probably grin

AKMD Fri 21-Oct-11 09:50:24

I've just sent that to DH, that is hilarious. Tears are running down my face grin

grin oh, that's funny.

psst you weren't expecting any sympathy from us lot, were you? grin

oopslateagain Fri 21-Oct-11 09:54:21

Brilliant. Just brilliant. grin

You have made my day. grin

Iamnotminterested Fri 21-Oct-11 09:54:38

Well you can kiss playdates for your DD goodbye now!

skeletonfishbonesandlilacs Fri 21-Oct-11 09:55:14

hecate oooh no....I have been on MN far too long to expect nothing less than a total piss taking fest!

You may laugh at my expense, why not the whole school are.

WitchesAreComing Fri 21-Oct-11 09:56:05

This is reminding me of that bit in Blackadder where he's suspected of being a Satanist, asked if he knows the Lord's Prayer and replies, "oh course I do - I can say it backwards!"

Fifis25StottieCakes Fri 21-Oct-11 09:57:31

rofl did they say antying

skeletonfishbonesandlilacs Fri 21-Oct-11 09:58:22

Is that the same episode with the "devils dumplings"

Suddently i'm reminded of that highly innappropriate dance at the end of "little miss sunshine"

Dear god-I am never ever going to live this down am I?

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