Friday, August 27, 2010
Am I Gaga? Please tell me it's not September next week?
It can't be September next week. It's impossible. What happened to all those other months? And I know it isn't just me that is feeling this way, all out of control and dementedly busy, because everyone I speak to says the same thing! I knew I was losing the plot last week when I was doing the 4.30pm dash to Lincraft to get some last minute supplies to whip up a very dodgy Book Week Parade costume for Al. She could ONLY go as Lady Gaga. "She is not a book" I protested, but she got me on a loophole- Quin from Glee dressed up as Gaga in an episode and now you can get Glee books. She had me, and despite already having a cracking dress-up collection, nothing was right. So when the shop assistant asked me whether I was to use my credit or debit account and instead of choosing one I blurted out my pin number, I knew I was a losing it. The next morning Al was prancing around in an extremely ill-made gaga outfit, ready to rock the school quadrangle, completely oblivious to the blush-worthy stitching and pin-work!
And as I pinned the last bits into place that morning, I had a flash-back to the day when I was seventeen and I asked my mum to whip up a black strapless dress for me to wear to a formal ball I was attending THAT NIGHT! I don't know how she did it, but it was magnificent, and even had boning in the bodice (it was the 80s). She was literally on her knees, pins in mouth, hand sewing the hem as I did my hair, put my shoes on and headed out the door. I know it will drive me crazy when it happens, but I can't wait to do that for my girls.