Of Ice Queens and Parenting Foibles

Parenting is a bit like trying to drill holes in the walls of our Victorian flat.

From the outset you’ll never be quite sure whether you’ll remain as unyielding as surprise masonry or as soft and crumbly as lath and plaster (or in fact be made entirely of newspaper and Polyfilla, but I can’t make that relate to parenting, so lets pretend we haven’t spoken of it).

My large weak spot is costuming. I’m starting to be able to tap the figurative walls and guess when this indulgence will rear its head, and when an invitation to a Frozen birthday party appeared, I knew it would be better to anticipate than react.

Luckily, I’ve been spared the princess-mania and since Dragon’s favourite character is Olaf the snowman, I could suggest a t-shirt rather than a full ensemble.

I’m pleased that this one came together with an investment of £1 in charity shop clothing and some felt (not to mention that I feel I’ve escaped very lightly without metres of sparkly tulle).


Categories: Around the House, Art Tatin, The Work of My Hands


  1. Ha, you’re lucky indeed — I had a whole Queen Elsa Coronation Gown (with cape) to make last Halloween! no, she couldn’t pick the perfectly simple sparkly-tulle number, it had to be the one with miles of appliqué on it. (On the plus side, recent attendance at a Star Wars birthday party gave me a chance to make an awesome Princess Leia dress. 🙂

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