Fail! I fail as a mom. I am not crafty. I do not sew. And I cannot even safety pin! My children had their spring program at the one day a week school they attend for homeschoolers. I was supposed to provide them with Biblical costumes. Me? Seriously? There is no where to buy costumes this time of year!
At the last minute I emailed the administrator who graciously said she would find something for my children. They sent me home with three “costumes” and told me to just wrap the thing around their head and pin it. I panicked! I asked how to do it several times and finally left hoping I’d be able to do something.
I worked furiously trying to get the head things to stay in place. I finally got my two older girls head pieces on and was pretty proud of myself that they looked good! My youngest daughter Grace’s head would not cooperate with me however. Finally, I told her I’d try again when we got there and that maybe someone could help me.
I tried for several minutes after we arrived, but could not get the thing pinned. I grabbed someone standing around and begged her to please see if she could get the thing to stay on my poor daughter’s head. She had some trouble as well but finally knotted the thing at the bottom and pinned it. It looked pretty!
The kids disappeared to go eat pizza before the performance and the rest of us found seats and ate the provided buffet before the program began. Imagine my surprise when they all came out and filed on the risers…
There is my poor little girl front and center with…a turban on her head. The thing must have gotten turned around. Her director went up to help her. She turned the head piece around and then it looked like this:
I hoped that they would sing a song or two and then leave the stage so we could fix it or yank it off–for crying out loud! But there stood my sweet little girl like a statue for a full forty minutes with that thing on her head like that! She did a great job, but me? Fail. Yes in my horror I did laugh hysterically. What else?