My daughter's preschool did not require them to dress up for World Book Day.
I asked, and they said 'you have way too much on your plate already', which is kind of nice really. I do have a lot on my metaphorical plate. Not my real one because the kids always steal anything worth eating. I said thank you, but in reality, I was trying to hide the disappointment on my face. You see, sourcing a fancy dress costume for us is not a problem and we - I mean she - loves a good excuse to play dressing up.
Thanks primarily to her cousin's handmedowns, her grandparents, and let's be honest, my inability to say no, we could probably have provided a costume for each and every child at the preschool; the big one has a well-stocked dressing up box complete with an impressive array of princess dresses, a knight, Dorothy, Bo Peep, a dragon, Baloo, a unicorn, an elephant, a caterpillar... and various others.
Here are some of
my her favourites:
Children's fancy dress website Pretend to Bee offered to send us a tortoise costume for review and we said we could turtley manage that... Shell love it thought I, and so here we are (don't blame me for the puns by the way, it's the way my dad tortoise).
Quite a few of her dressing-up costumes have come from this website; last year we were fortunate to win this cute little guy from another blogger's competition. The dragon costume, not the kid (I would have sent him back or at least exchanged him for a sleeping model).
|He'll grow into it...|
It seems a fitting outfit for the world's slowest toddler.
We were sent this outfit for the purposes of this review but all words, puns and children are my very own.