My Kids Dressed me for Comic Relief – Red Nose Day 2015

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My Kids Dressed Me

You have to love social media, The speed at which a share, a chat, a few tweets, and before you know it – an idea has hatched and a plan is in place. Here you can read about how it happened, and how to join in! Our why not have a look at what happened when my kids dressed me!

How did it happen?

Friday morning my day started with the usual email check and flick through twitter and facebook. On Facebook, a picture from Story of Mum caught my eye. Pippa from Story of Mum had let her 4 year old dress her for the school run; resulting in a stunning red shoes and pink tights combination. The post made me chuckle, and I though that my followers would like it; so I shared it over at The Bear and Miss Rabbit.

Story of Mum                                               Story of Mum My Kids dressed Me


Pippa had been inspired by this brilliant post from Summer Bellessa last week (I Let My Toddler Dress Me For Week – Here’s What Happened).

Well, a few retweets, and tweets later and with more involvement and encouragement from Amy Beeson-Uddin of The New Arrival, and many more lovely brave people, Pippa, Amy and I quickly agreed that Comic Relief would be the perfect incentive! Lets do something funny for money!

Pippa then got extremely over-excited when Comic Relief’s very own Emma Freud tweeted her love of the idea…so that was it! #mykidsdressedme is officially ON.

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.

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…?

Mykidsdressedme for red nose day


Tracy Martin is the owner of online traditional toy store The Bear and Miss Rabbit. I live in Somerset with the hubby to be, The Bear (the sensible one) and the slightly bonkers 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.

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