Mr 3 has been invited to the first birthday party of the year. It’s for a new kindy friend that is turning 5. It makes me laugh because he did the same thing when he started at afternoon kindy last year: made friends with the kid that was about to move on to the next stage! Oh well.
The little friend is having a costume party – we’ve been asked to come dressed up as a knight, a wizard, a dragon or a princess. When I asked him what kind of costume he would like, the first response was a vehment “Euw – not a princess!!”. Guess that means my days of idlely wondering if I could actually get away with putting that seriously gorgeous and definitely very girly dress at the shop on him are over. Most definitely.
the choice was narrowed down to a knight or a wizard. Mainly because I am quite confident that I can pull something together easily enough for either of those. While the Mr’s were taken by their dad to teh park to have a bike ride in the rain (that intermittent, heavy drizzle but not amounting to much kind), I took myself off to spotlight. I know, I know. I promise myself again and again I will never set foot inside that store again. But after looking around the local fabric shop and deciding I would not pay $19 for a metre of silver sequins (think “chain mail”) I thought it might be worth teh trip. Well, sure enough: no silver sequins were to be found.
But – I almost fainted: there was a woman there who was actually helpful. I described what I was attempting to do and as there were no silver sequin fabric, could she recommend anything. She knew just the thing and we went on a hunt. It couldn’t be found ANYwhere. Nevermind, I thought, I’ll just grab a silvery other kind of fabric. I continued to hunt for other bits and pieces and my helpful lady returns. “Here you go,” she says. “I found it in the trolley to be put back – and look someone’s mistakenly put a sale sticker on it – make sure it doesn’t fall off.”
Medievel party time
I thought briefly I might have been dreaming all of that. But no, I have a spotlight bag full of fabric.
I still don’t know which costume I will make for the party. I bought something for both. They’ll both end up in the dress-up bin so either will get used in the future. Now I just need a hour or so to make them up. Lucky I have a week left!