Sunday, 24 May 2009

Robin Hood, Robin Hood riding through the glen.....

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only Mum who struggles a
bit with everything that drifts out of Wills book bag each day. First there's the reading books and then reminders about milk money, library books, raffle tickets, party invites, watch out for head lice, honestly he has more post than I do! About a week ago a form came back saying that the children should dress up as a character from a nursery rhyme or traditional tale on the last Thursday of term. I must admit I swore a bit when I saw the reminder up on the chalk board last Wednesday...giving me 24 hours to come up with the requested Robin Hood outfit. I had a look at home and found the shorts, top, and brown tights (Annas) and a trip to the charity shops yielded the wrap over shirt. I just had to wait him to come home from a friends house to help me make the hat. I got the pattern from a google search and it was brilliantly easy. Will wanted to make a feather next and we raided my brown box. Will worked the foot pedal and I'm really quite pleased with what we made. I think he looks ace, the only worrying thing is just how much he loved wearing the tights!

12 comments:

Purple and Paisley said...

you are hilarious...and will is so handsome! he looks so good with a goatee! ☺☺☺ you're a good mommy!!!!!

Mandy said...

He looks a brilliant Robin Hood. What a wonderful outfit he looks great x

Wanda said...

I love it! How clever...he looks very happy (even about the tights).

JuliaB said...

CUTE! Jimmy used to love his Robin Hood outfit. xx

Daisie said...

...feared by the bad, loved by the good, Robin Hood, Robin Hood!

Going to be singing that all bloody night now!

Love the hat!

xxx

Jackie said...

If you think its hard work opening the notes imagine how hard it is for the poor teacher who had to put the b***** things in there. (I speak from bitter experience...and at the same time, was a mother responding to other teachers' notes)
Great job with the Robin Hood hat though.

Indigo Blue said...

Well done, I think you have sorted out New Year costume at the same time here. I came home from a hard day to be told that we needed to make a Mr Tickle for National book week!! All I could think of was "why him as he has those b****y long arms! Every night for a week we papier mached etc. It is now featured on the school website! He is on my blog somewhere too. Thank goodness for B&Q as they had all of the bits that we did not have in the garage.

Kitty said...

Wow - he looks great! I dread those letters home, don't you? They never give us much notice of dressing up thingies - nightmare! x

karen said...

he's a natural! A thespian in the making.

wonderwoman said...

wow that is a brilliant costume and he looks great!

x

Gina said...

Fabulous outfit. He looks great!

Kara Ward said...

Darling...I love the outfit from Head to Toe. You are a great Mom!