Did your Mother ever make you wear something ridiculous, something you hated, an item of clothing that made you a laughing stock at school?
I remember I had one of those elasticated bubble swimsuits - you know the ones that fitted OK until you got in the water then they ballooned out so you almost floated away. I suppose the male equivalent were knitted swim trunks which ended up round their knees once they got wet!
I hated the cotton socks Mum used to get me because they always went baggy and slipped under my heel - I was forever pulling them up.Thankfully someone invented socks that were a bit stretchy, which solved this problem.
We seemed to have a lot of fog when I was a child and if ever we had to go out in a 'pea souper' I had to have a scarf wrapped around my head so it covered my mouth so I wouldn't breathe in the fog! Of course in winterI had to wear woollen gloves, which I didn't mind apart from the piece of string attached to the gloves which had to be threaded through the sleeves of my coat so that I wouldn't lose my gloves.
When I started senior school I had to have a uniform which I was really looking forward to wearing, but why, oh why, do Mums insist on buying everything two sizes two big so it will last, saying "you'll grow into it"? My pleated skirt was calf length, the sleeves on my whiteblouse were only prevented from dangling down because mum moved the button on the cuff so it was tighter and my gabardine mac was almost trailing on the floor! Alright, alright, maybe I'm exaggerating slightly but you get the picture don't you?
The worse thing ever though was THE LIBERTY BODICE! It was meant to keep me warm, and it did, but I just hated those rubber buttons, especially after it had been through the boiler and the wringer a fewtimes and the buttons became misshapen and sticky!
What was the worst item of clothing you were made to wear when you were a child?
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