Wednesday, 29 February 2012

A Leap of Faith

Breasts dangle from the door lintel. Hair explodes from the walls. I can buy a hatchet to embed in my head and a polyfoam carrot disguise.

The assistant is harrassed. A small cross boy needs to be a Gruffalo. A small cross girl insists on the BFG. And, cramming the fancy dress shop, is a multitude of stressed parents, all cursing World Book Day.

I take fright at the frenzy and I hasten home. I can't craft and I can't sew but, armed with three J cloths and a paper doily, I shall magic my doubting daughter to Alice's Wonderland.



This is an entry for the 100 Word Challenge on the theme of 'A Leap of Faith' at Julia's Place



14 comments:

  1. You are a brave, brave woman and as a slightly less brave, brave woman with kids of similar ages, I salute you.

    It will all be over by the weekend :-) Good luck...

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  2. LOL at the context. We have Purim next week whichis Judaism's answer to Carnival. All the kids dress up - nightmare for the parents. I must say that I have to take quite a leap of faith to believe that you are going to make Alice in Wonderland out of three J-cloths and a paper doiley. I'm going to need pictures!

    Btw - you wrote earlier that you weren't inspired yet. QED, the best inspiration can come a bit later - well done!

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  3. Blimey, I'd like to see a pic of these. You're crafting skills know no bounds, clearly.

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  4. *SHUDDERS* *SHUDDERS SOME MORE* I am dreading these days. Thankfully the boy is only one. I have NO CRAFT SKILLS. I may not sleep tonight ;)

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  5. Why have I managed nearly 10 years of children, and we have never been asked to dress up for World Book Day? Hmm.

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  6. Feeling your pain as I try to work out how to make my little girl into a pirate whilst getting distracted at how I would like to be one. Always had a pirate's hat at my birthday parties as a child.
    Alice in Wonderland far more civilized.

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  7. Just loved your opening line! Fancy dress days always filled me with fear..thank goodness for ebay and shops like this! As a teacher I always feel just a bit guilty giving out letters for theme days as know the terror it can strike. So accurate.

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  8. Hahaha! Fantastic post. I love the first line too.

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  9. Ps can't see what you do with the j cloths.

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  10. Snigger... you said breasts...

    Funny, topical and within the bounds of the 100WCGU prompt. Likey.

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  11. Oh hell, carnival day is coming up here too. I asked my son, hopefully, if he'd rather go on his mountain bike training as usual and he said no, because at the carnival they always get tons of sweets. Damn.

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  12. Fantastic! A true leap of faith and one I hope pays off!

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  13. Excellent piece! What a great introductory sentence!
    Go, girl, go with the J cloths!

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  14. Hilarious! At least it's over for another year, who knows we may even be ready for it next time!

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