#TheOrdinaryMoments – World Book Week

Whilst most kids were excitedly getting themselves costumes and caper to dress themselves up in to celebrate world book week, my kids, on the other hand, were busy ransacking my cupboards for fruit and veg to paint and decorate…

No costumes were required (nor have been required for over two years now) as the kids were instead asked to decorate a piece of fruit or veg as a character from a book.. Actually as a parent it’s quite a relief not to have the stress and cost of costume creation, my kids however thought it was all a load of radish…

Our little lady was far from impressed as she desperately wanted to dress up whereas our son didn’t seem bothered either way given that he’s Mr Mature being in year six and all.

E eventually settled upon her desired character and I then did my very best to magically transform an onion into the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. With the help of a few pipe cleaners, some googly eyes, a bottle top, and a few sharpie pens I was good to go.

#TheOrdinaryMoments - World Book Week

Meanwhile, J grabbed his sharpie pens and some glue and changed his carrot into a character from Captain Underpants… it didn’t look half bad considering it was a carrot after all.

The results weren’t exactly stunning but at this given time I couldn’t care less… there’s too much stuff going on to give a stuff about the level of our creativity.

So what if it wasn’t Blue Peter standard? I haven’t the time nor the patience to be fathing with decorating food at present. I’m not usually one to use the phrase “it’ll do” but it seems that there comes a time when “it’ll do” is quite apt as it’s all that you can do!

From full-on handmade costumes to hand-made hats and now this year … fruit and veg? World Book Day isn’t quite the same as it once was but I guess “it’ll do” all things considered.

Thanks for reading. I look forward to catching up with your #TheOrdinaryMoments posts either through your own posts or comments upon this post.

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  1. March 9, 2020 / 12:21 pm

    Ahh that’s very cute. The whole whos costume is better than who’s is ridiculous #ordinarymoments

    • March 9, 2020 / 12:36 pm

      Ha I know the kids weren’t all that happy but they still decorated their veg so win win

  2. March 9, 2020 / 5:52 pm

    Aww that’s such a great idea. We didn’t do costumes this year either xx

  3. March 12, 2020 / 12:31 pm

    I love how creative schools are being with World Book Day now – that rabbit is awesome! x

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