Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Hasn't got the sense she was born with

Any sensible mum, faced with the prospect of a Roald Dahl themed non uniform day, would suggest Matilda, or Violet Beauregarde, or Miss Honey, or one of The Witches. A craft obsessed mum makes the mistake of asking her children what they would like to be.

A sensible mum, on hearing the response "We want to be baby foxes!" would then think, "Ah yes, a bit of face paint, a few whiskers, easy peasy!" A crafty mum starts to dream of fake fur and little furry ears and big bushy tails.


A sensible mum would have got to bed at a reasonable hour last night. A crafty mum stays up sewing till the small hours and still finds herself attaching poppers to belts for tails at breakfast time.

But then, a sensible mum isn't greeted by this:


and isn't serenaded on the way to school by fox barks.

I know which I'd rather be.

33 comments:

  1. Oh My! I am equally torn between, gasps of "you didn't" and "wow, you really did". Madness yes, but so worth it, they will remember this always.

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  2. Hooray for not being sensible! (Because I've been there too) They look adorable.

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  3. Brilliant! Hurrah for the crafty Mum!

    They look fantastic, though I'm not sure how well paws will hold pencils?!

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  4. Wow, your little foxes look fabulous!! Several years back, my eldest wanted to be Fantastic Mr Fox for book day - I made a mask but got away without having to do the tail (because, of course, poor Mr Fox loses his!). I love their furry paws too!
    R x

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  5. Hi Philippa - I was more worried about what they would do with their tails if they needed the loo - they told me they would just take them off!

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  6. thats sooo cute. I like the little ears. and you know..I always wanted a crafty mum...but..lets say shes not very creative...and I think that your children will enjoy the day even more because their mum gave them so much love with these costumes!

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  7. Outstanding, but I am coming to expect little else from you!

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  8. WOW...that is soooo cute! Can I come and be a fox too? I'd love to play! Those turned out fantastic, DottyCookie...just LOVE it! And love the new, fun banner too! Oh, and thank you for your anniversary wishes for hubby & I--so sweet of you. :o) ((HUGS))

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  9. Oh. My. Gosh!!! THOSE ARE FANTASTIC! (HarHar -- that wasn't intentional!) You are a FANTASTIC Mum. You're AWESOME -- that's just amazing! I'll bet you had the cutest little Roald Dahl characters in the whole school. Where on earth did you get those little masks? And you cracked me up with the foxy noises on the way to school. Thanks for the big smile to start my day this morning!!!

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  10. The look great - worth every second of your time. Well done!

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  11. Fantastic! You are the Best Mum Ever for a day.

    I had my own Roald Dahl moment this week, after taking the Lattes to see George's Marvellous Medicine at the theatre and then finding them mixing my make-up with shampoo the day after to 'make a medicine'...

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  12. Oh! My! Stars! Missus D.C. You were obviously channeling Roald Dahl in the wee early hours this a.m. Loving the Little Foxes all growly by the window.

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  13. fab fab fab and well worth the effort in my opinion :-)
    Lesley x

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  14. Stunning fox-lets! You are the bees knees.

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  15. Now why couldn't I have had a mum like you growing up? I know they were the best dressed kids at school that day. As of the tail, mask and ears weren't enough, you even gave them paws??

    Now I'm just hoping that my son's school doesn't get any daft ideas about having a dress up day...

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  16. wow what a fantastic mum you are - they look amazing!!! Something they, and you, are never going to forget!

    xx

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  17. now that is fab.

    And you're fab.

    Make sure they know that, those cute little foxes!!

    (it's the curse of the craft-mum)

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  18. That's what it's all about. How much fun was all that? And just what a thrill you get looking at them in those outfits. Fab. Roll on the next dress up day.

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  19. Definitely crafty mums are better.
    Over the years, thanks to my mum I have dressed up as;
    A milkmaid (two steps turned upside down and strung with string to a bamboo pole for buckets)
    A victorian (complete with skirt sewn up days before)
    Mary Poppins (complete with a hand crafted duck umbrella)
    [Plus a couple of others that have required ingenuity beyond compare!]

    x

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  20. What lovely fox cubs you have - very bushy tails! My mum is rubbish with crafty things, so I do this sort of thing for my younger sisters...not being sensible is one of the gifts of a crafty person - who would miss sewing on poppers during breakfast?! Xx

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  21. Pah! Who wants to be sensible?!
    Fantastic Foxes!

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  22. Who the heck needs sensible when they can have sensational?! You're so great, that's awesome.

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  23. And I know what kind of mum your girls would want too! Really brilliant Val! Lucy x

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  24. Brilliant! - I thought I was the only one mad enough to make things like BFG Ears....!!!

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  25. They are just brilliant! I bow before you, crafty mum extraordinaire!

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  26. You're not just a crafty Mum - you're an awesome crafty Mum!!

    Fabulous foxes :)

    xxx

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  27. They are fabulous, well done you - and obviously you have two very happy customers! The mention of Violet Beauregard brought back fond childhood reading memories...

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  28. I absolutely love the foxy outfits. Great fun.

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  29. oh, I'm right there with ya crafting into the wee hours for my little ones!

    your little foxes were a big hit, I 'm sure!

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