Good Friday, Great Fun with Easter Bonnets
My first parent project (those things you're asked to work on at home with your child but you end up doing yourself) was to make an Easter bonnet for my daughter to wear in her reception class Easter parade. (That's kindergarten for friends at home in North America.) They also sang Easter songs for the parents in one of the halls. It kills me how some sing their hearts out and others just stand there looking lost. They're only four and five years old so I don't think they need to worry about auditioning for Glee just yet.
There were some fantastic hats. One was a giant paper daffodil atop the little girl's head, a boy had piles and piles of bright yellow feathers with little chicks stuck all over and there were some huge nests with chickens sitting in them. At home in Canada my daughter's hat of giant flowers, ribbons and tulle (which extended like a train down the back) would seem ridiculous, but here it was rather understated compared to some! She loved it, wore it from morning until bed time.
After doing one proper English custom (they do love their ostentatious hats) my daughter asked me to take her to the tea room for hot chocolate, and she told me really wanted a scone. I only had my mobile to take pictures and it works not too badly when you have bright, natural light.
I'd love to see the big festive hats return back home. Anyone out there feel like starting a revolution?