To celebrate Children’s Book Week here in Australia, my eldest decided to dress up as a mummy for his school’s parade.
Of course, I had to help him with his outfit. It was 20 minutes before we had to leave for school and I was frantically trying to wrap him up in toilet paper and sticky tape. It was the stupidest idea ever. The toilet paper didn’t work because it kept tearing and falling apart. I was getting desperate and quite close to tearing up my old white bedsheets, so I could get a good wrap around my son.
But then I had an idea… I used kitchen paper towels with staples instead! I wrapped him up in 5 minutes flat!
If only the ancient Egyptians knew about staplers! And paper towels!
Getting him to school was also quite tricky. He had to lay down (almost) horizontally in the front passenger seat of the car. And he had to be absolutely still and quiet the whole time, because if he talked, his breath would soften the paper towel over his mouth and it would just fall apart. It was hilarious! He was a very well behaved, silent mummy!
I should have wrapped up my other two kids too.
I would have had a wonderfully quite morning! :P