Deck the halls with boughs of holly, tis the season to be jolly...
Well apparently at my boys school it is the season to be ecologically aware. Although the smaller children are performing a Nativity Play this year, my boys part of the school are performing some inspired piece about saving the world from pollution. All awfully worthy and I'm up for doing my bit to cut down my carbon footprint. BUT... Can you imagine how I felt when the letter came home informing me as to the costumes I had to make for the boys this year ?
No baggy robes and tea towels on the head this year... Oh no... This year we are a bumble bee and... wait for it... an OCTOPUS. A bloody octopus ??!!! Well how on earth....?? Where do I start ?? I am rubbish at sewing, work practically full time and spend the rest of my time training for a bleeding marathon. Its hard fitting in meal times, never mind make a bloody octopus costume... I am at my wits end. I have ideas of stockings stuffed with newspaper, orange ponchos, or maybe, as a last resort a sign whittled from driftwood around his neck that reads:
" I am an Octopus. Do you have a problem with that ?!"