Help, it's Easter again.
Every year terror grips me. No matter how hard I try to prepare for this time of year it always sneaks up on me and dread fills me with indecision. You may know what I’m going through, you may not. I honestly don’t know if this insidious problem extends around the globe. It can cause perfectly rational mothers to fall to pieces about the fate of their child.
No, I’m not talking about making the choice between Cadbury or Lindt chocolate as gifts. If the chocolate is for me it’s a no-brainer: Lindt Bunny every time.
But when it comes to my son, that’s another matter entirely. Image is everything at his age. I mean, the hair just cannot be cut, which strikes me as ridiculous as it's dead straight and sticking him in the eyes half the time. He always wants the latest tech and the games to go with it. So what is a good mother supposed to do when it comes to the annual School Easter Hat parade and you're craft challenged?
If you’re not plagued by Easter Bonnets preparations, I want to be you ... desperately!
I tell you, I have cold sweats just thinking about his first year at school. That hat was a work of art. Hours of painstaking work. Well, our version of art which is kinda sus to begin with. But he was so disappointed that he wasn’t chosen as one of the winners. So, of course, because you love your child to bits, you promise it will be great next year. And the next year, and the next. It’s a vicious circle. Try, fail, try again. It’s terribly depressing and I wish I was better at gluing and sticking.
But what’s worse, is when you’ve run out of original ideas.
I’ve got nothing. No plan. No glue.
He says he doesn’t want a hat this year, but he’s done that before and then changed his mind at the night before. He’s tricky that way.
So, HELP ME, please crafty clever peeps. I’m begging. We’ve got two days to create something that won’t fall apart before he gets to school or be so embarrassing that he’ll need therapy for the rest of his life. How do you make an prize winning, non-embarrassing, kids Easter hat in just two days? (All ideas and links to crafting sites welcomed.)
Have you ever had a crafting disaster or are you one of those really crafty people?