Bookday! Are you a prepared parent or not?

Today was bookday at my childrens school. I think events like these strike fear into the heart of every parent. I had a few short days to come up with costumes to represent my kids favourite book characters. Suffice to say just about every little girl was a princess and there was more than a few Batmen and Jedi running about the playground. Plus organising sponsored reading events, competitions and all the usual fare. In all the commotion and narrowly avoiding an arrow flying my way courtesy of Robin Hood I forgot to take any photos. But it got me wondering are you one of the rare breed of prepared parents who relishes such events, or like me (and thankfully most of the other mums at school) the kind that raids wardrobes and cupboards the night before wondering what we can sew on to what outfit to create a thoroughly convincing costume?