It all started when my son, Daniel, brought home the latest school newsletter. They were having a costume day and the children were to come dressed as their favourite movie or television star. Having never made a fancy dress costume in my life I was immediately consumed with all-too familiar feelings of guilt and inadequacy.
Then I had an idea. Surely there must be a way I could make a SpongeBob costume without sewing!
So I jumped online and searched…
It was going to be brilliant!
I was so excited about the costume and my son and I were going to have a blast making it!
Yep, I was pretty much the most awesome mother in the world. (Even if I can’t sew.)
I couldn’t wait for school to finish.
At first Daniel was thrilled. He loves doing arts and crafts and was really keen to get started on a project.
I explained the project to him…
but was totally unprepared for his reaction.
I tried to sell it.
But I knew he wasn’t buying it when he said:
I didn’t let go easily.
It was brutal.
Don’t worry, I’ll get over it.