Dear Matt and Mar,
I am finding hard to find the time to keep the blog up to date with the various events that are currently rushing by, haa haa haa, so far I’ve missed posts for 3 birthday parties, haa haa haa, will catch up later I promise. The final week before half-term, the whole of Matt’s year were asked to dress as a Planet (yes, really), in my mind I was really looking forward to seeing hundreds of young kids with fat round suit… haa haa haa, and then last week was book week, so the whole junior school were asked to dress up as their favourite book character.
Lets start with the Planet… considering your mother only realised the night before the day, her effort was first class, haa haa haa. Personally I kind of dreaded this, as the last time you wanted to be ‘water’, haa haa haa.
Gio: "Matt, which planet would you like to be?"
Matt: "I want to be Pluto Mama"
Me: "But Pluto is no longer a planet Matt, it's just a lump of floating black rock, besides I haven't got a clue on where to begin to make you look like Pluto, why do you want to be Pluto anyway?"
Matt: "Because it's the smallest one, and I am thin, so I want to be Pluto"
As you can see we've tried our best...
Me: "If anyone asks just say you are the moon, ok?"
Matt: "Is the moon a planet?"
Me: "Just say you are Saturn then" haa haa haa haa haa haa.
By the way, judging by what I saw, I am sure the revenue for the tin foil business went up by about 75% :-)
At the end of the day, I asked how Matt felt about his costume… ‘Stupid, Papa haa haa haa haa haa’, we have never laughed so hard together… haa haa haa.
When we asked Matt what he would like to be on Book day, it answer came pretty much right away… ‘Dennis the Menace’ from the Beano comic, well not exactly a book but pretty close enough, and was fairly simple, but with 24 hours to go the real team got to work. Your mother went to a market, my mother went to another and my auntie also joined in the search by visiting yet another market… all in all I think they must have searched pretty much all the clothes markets in Bangkok, haa haa haa.
Anyway the hard work paid off, for me it was close enough to the Beano’s Dennis… haa haa haa, and the best thing was that you were over the moon, thanks to the three musketeers. For the icing on the cake, you were the class winner for this costume, I was told it was because it wasn’t like bought off the shelf, personally I’d thought that Otto should have won it, he came as the Minion, brilliant. But I think the best of all, all the princesses were absolutely beautiful, can not wait to see our Mar in one of those dresses when she grows up.