What day, you say?
The last day of the school term? Ok (bugger it)
The day the supermarkets go all armageddon-ish because they’re closing for one whole day on Friday. Yup.
But it’s also THE day. It’s Easter Bonnet/Hat/Thingo Parade day.
I sat down with my smallest human yesterday and we stickerered and taped and stapled the bejeezus out of the hat I bought. Yes, bought. I did not even “make” a hat this year. In my defence the hat was plain and we bought the stuff to decorate it with. Also in my defence, I thought I would spare him the Edward Scissorhands style facial paper cuts my homemade cardboard hats usually inflict.
It is as craptastic as I thought it would be but we’re super proud. Why?
- It’s blue – his favourite colour (along with the other 46 colours that are his “favourites”).
- It’s got stickers and bits all over it, lovingly placed in 3.7 seconds so he could get back to playing the Wii/licking the remote.
- It’s got double sided tape and ripped bits of paper on the top. I don’t really know why.
- It’s incredibly ‘Strayan with it’s hanging baubles, a la the good old Aussie cork hat.
(Downside to the ‘Straya look = he’s walking around yelling “I have dangly blue balls” closely followed by “TOUCH THEM!”…… could get awkward.)
Hey, it’s Eastery, it’s Strayan, he’s happy, I’m happy (that I don’t have to wear it).
It’s not the best but it won’t be the worst and it’s not a competition.
If it was I would have tried harder.
BRING ON THE PARADE!!!