“Ugh. Easter Hat Parades are dumb” was my reply when Mr Surfer forwarded the preschool email reminder.
Mind you, I had yet to experience one. My judgment was largely influenced by the numerous complaints I heard from other mothers and their pains in making what should be a simple hat.
I swore I wasn’t going to subject myself to such unnecessary stress.
“Leave it to me!” he said. “I’ve got all these fantastic ideas!” he promised.
Come Wednesday – the day before the parade – Mr Surfer’s creative juices weren’t pumping. Not even a drizzle.
I had already vowed the spontaneous Christmas Advent Calendar would be the first and last thing I ever got my hands stuck with PVC glue.
Yet once again, I was dumped with the craft duties.
I have been known to be somewhat of a *ahem* perfectionist. So, give me a creative project, like making animal balloons – and dude, I will stream all related YouTube tutorials until I run out of my monthly internet plan to makethatperfectgoddamngiraffewithcutelittlehorns.
Going completely against my plan to make an in and out trip to Hot Dollar, I found myself confused and dazzled among the endless rows of Easter paraphernalia.
Pipe cleaner bunnies and carrots, polystyrene, glittery eggs…my mind went into overdrive with visions of colourful, imaginative, cute easter hats paraded by the twinions.
Creative Challenge: Accepted.
Why? Why? WHY??
Shouldn’t a $2 hat covered with pretty stickers be simply enough?
Am I a closeted crafty mummy itching to come out?
Mr Surfer who knows me too well, eluded to that it may not be so much due to perfectionism but my competitive nature…
“You want your hats to win, don’t you?”
And to tell you the truth, it hadn’t even occurred to me. Cross my hot bun.
Instead, I’ll take Carolyn from Champagne Cartel’s straightforward logic:
“Motherly love and all that crap”
The things we do for love…
However, no one dare try to get me into that loom band craze. Otherwise I’m going to have to give you a Chinese burn…then go to Hot Dollar and watch a YouTube tutorial.
Do you dive into creative challenges? Or stick to the sweet and simple?
Are you a closet crafty mummy? Or out and proud?
Are you into the loom band craze? Or do I need to give you a Chinese burn?
Have an awesome, safe Easter, folks! x
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