The Frenchman and St George

Today the children’s school is having an International Day where each class celebrates a different country.  I love these kinds of days because the kids have a load of fun, but learn a little more about the world, without really trying.

Boy’s class is doing England and Button’s, France. At the risk of perpetrating xenophobic stereotypes of these countries, he has gone to school this morning as St George, she as a Parisian.

I give you The Frenchman and St George:

The Frenchman and St George::  Thanks to Ma, Ma SIL, Liz and The Husband, who all contributed in some way to these costumes.

:: Apologies to my fellow countrymen and any passing French folk! And any professional costume designers!

:: Button would not keep the beret at the appropriate jaunty angle.

:: Is is me or does Boy bear a passing resemblance to Baldrick in that helmet?

The Frenchman and St George:: I think I need to start saving for their therapy now!


17 Responses to The Frenchman and St George

  1. Gail says:

    OMG! Baldrick! Yes!!

    This is over-the-top adorable!!

  2. So cool! I would love to see their faces some years from now when they look back at these pictures!

  3. K-Line says:

    Oh, Lord, Evie! This is the cutest thing ever! I am howling here. I love these costumes. On a side note, I find it hilarious that International Day focuses on your own country and the one next to you. 🙂 In Toronto (admittedly, the “world’s most diverse city”, though I loathe that term), the places would be the smallest, most remote, most foreign lands imaginable. Seriously, places you’d never have heard of. Which, btw, I find equally hilarious.

    • Evie says:

      They are hilarious, no?
      In the school’s defence the International Day was linked to the World Cup, which is even funnier considering England’s abysmal showing there. But we English are nothing if not insular! 😉 Empire mentality and all that. Some things never change!

  4. I agree he does a bit. Did he have a turnip? So totally cute though. Looks like they will have a lot of fun. Xx

  5. Anne-Marie says:

    Hi Evie, your children look lovely in their dressups! They are so cute!

    On a different note – are you able to either increase the font a smidgen or deepen the colour of the text? I’m having real trouble reading your blog since the changes were made. And I do like reading it!

    • Evie says:

      Thank you.

      Re the font…I’m in complete agreement with you. It’s a pain and it’s definitely going to be changed. I just need my “Technical Support” to stop being so busy and fix it for me. I can’t do this kind of stuff to save my life. Please bear with me…it won’t be long, I promise.

  6. Anne-Marie says:

    Forget I asked about the font – I discovered I can increase the setting myself and that solves the problem.

  7. tres amusant! I bet they had a great day, they certainly look the part 🙂

  8. ooobop says:

    How absolutely adorable. I always moan about dress up days at school but secretly I love any excuse for a sewing project!

  9. beth says:

    They look excellent! The Baldrick comment did make me laugh.

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