When my Kids Dressed Me!
You will have seen that over the last few days, I was inspired to let My Kids dress me after seeing a post shared by Pippa at A story of Mum.
So on Sunday, I thought …well…why not! Let’s have a trial run! If we are going to recommend it, and encourage others to take part in #mykidsdressedme, for Red Nose Day 2015 then we really need to have done it ourselves!
So, I called the kids upstairs!
‘Yes Mummy..’ they said (after they eventually appeared on about the 4th time of calling them!)
‘Can you choose me an outfit please’ I requested!
The result….big smiles and excitement…a lot of shoes were discovered, tried on, cast to one side. Jewellery selected, scarves checked…and a lot abandoned on the floor.
I guess at this point I should introduce my stylists.
Meet ‘The Bear’. The sensible one of the family! He thinks just putting this hat on is a little bold and out there!
In the safe hands of this cheeky chap, what could go wrong?
Well, we now introduce Miss Rabbit. Who loves pink, glitter, stripes, unicorns and rainbows. She is the more flamboyant of the two; who loves to trot about in a pair of Mummy’s heals! And this was her own combination today (and beautifully modeled!)
How did they do?
Well I will let you be the judge of that!
Want to join in?
You can find full details over on The Bear and Miss Rabbit’s Blog, why we are doing it, the inspiration and more! But, to save you some time…here it is:
What’s the plan?
On Red Nose Day, Friday 13 March, let your kids get you dressed. I have done it and believe me it is a lot of fun! You can do it then, or if you prefer, any other day in between. And if you would like to do it for longer, then feel free!
But – here is the important bit! To join in, just text “FUNNY” to 70011 to donate £1!
And when you have a go, you could also nominate 3 others to have a go at #mykidsdressedme for Red Nose Day next!
If you do it earlier – like even TODAY or TOMORROW (9th/10th February) – you might even get your photo featured in Comic Relief’s posters and on the set… BE WARNED!
So are you up for it?
Well, thank you to Pippa at ‘Story of Mum’ for the details on what to do next! Here is how you can join in the fun!
Pledge to join us using the hashtags #mykidsdressedme and #honkfromhome on social media.
See if your school and/or your bravest mates fancy joining in – it will be much less embarrassing if there’s a whole gang of you looking ridiculous in the playground.
Failing that, go it alone – and nominate 3 others when you’re done!
How can we donate?
Just text “FUNNY” to 70011 to donate £1, and share your selfie! You’ll get sent a link to send your photo, and it could get used in the Red Nose Day campaign too…. in the background on TV, on posters, the sky’s the limit!
And if you want to donate more than £1, feel free to use this#mykidsdressedme Red Nose Day Giving page we made earlier with Team Honk…!
Do I have to be a mum?
NO definitely not! We want mums, dads, grandparents, teachers, in fact just about anyone who is up for being dressed by the kids in their lives.
How do I share my photo?
Post it on facebook, twitter, instagram wherever you like! Just add the #mykidsdressedme and #honkfromhome hashtags so we can find it. And of course, donate!
Story of Mum is also making a little My Kids Dressed Me gallery on Story of Mum, and we’d love to share your photos there too to inspire others to join in – so share it here too if you can! (just click on ‘join in’ there and find your photo to upload… )
How can I promote what we’re doing?
Please share this post, use the hashtags #mykidsdressedme and #honkfromhome to talk about what we’re doing, and share the text donation number!
We’ll all be encouraging more people to donate by sharing photographic evidence of us all looking ridiculous on facebook, twitter, instagram and anywhere else you care to hang out, using the #mykidsdressedme and #honkfromhome hashtags.
If you want to follow what we’re up to, find us on twitter at @storyofmum @theBearRabbit and @amyibeeson – as well as following the main @team_honk account and of course
If you’re happier in the real world than on social media, we’ll be sharing a printable poster very soon that you can use to persuade others to join in or donate.
Thanks to Driven By Design, we also have some fantastic posters and a facebook image that you can use to tell everyone what you are doing and why. So please, download and get sharing!
Download our A4 poster here: Let your child choose A4
Download our A3 poster here: Let your child choose A3
Still not sure? Here’s a final recap:
10 reasons to let your kids dress you on Red Nose Day (or indeed any other day…!)
1. It will make your morning A LOT more fun (because it’s hard to shout “Shoes! Teeth! Now!!!” and laugh at your reflection in the mirror at the same time)
2. You might actually get to school/work/out the house on time and smiling (we got to school on time for the first time in ages because the kids couldn’t wait to show the world how fabulous I looked…)
3. Even if you don’t get to school on time, everyone will be laughing so much they probably won’t notice. Plus, if you nominate 3 other people to join you, you get to laugh at them too…
4. Your kids will think it is brilliant (either because they genuinely want to make you look ‘good’ or because they genuinely want to make you look like an idiot).
5. It’s a great confidence booster. The kids felt like visionary stylists, and I felt pretty amazing (afterwards…!) that I was actually brave enough to prance around the playground looking like that.
6. You’ll be raising invaluable funds for Comic Relief
7. Those funds will help amazing projects like these.
8. You might just discover a great new colour/clothes/hair combination that you’d never considered before. I shall be wearing pink tights and red shoes again, genuinely…
9. One silly colourful morning might just change our big grey world for the better. Because…
10. Did I mention you’ll be raising invaluable funds for Comic Relief…?
Have fun! We certainly did!
Tracy is the owner of the online Traditional Toy business The Bear and Miss Rabbit. The business recently won an Small business Sunday award from Theo Paphitis and has also been shortlisted by The Guardian for a Small Business Home Innovation Award.