Kids dress parents for the day


Would you let your toddler choose your work clothes?

From bright shirts and gorilla masks to viking helmets and underpants on the outside, on Black Friday, parents went to work wearing anything but black.

Last Friday parents, grandparents and teachers gave their children complete creative control of their wardrobes for the inaugural Kids Dress a Grown Up Day.

The kids decided to milk it.

Each class at Victory School got to dressed their teacher before a school assembly and Kids Dress a Grown Up Day fashion parade.

image008Five-year-old Juniper Nevin, dressed her mum Sylv and 93-year-old great grandmother Dulcie McMillan for the occasion.

“It takes me back to when I used to come and help out at Sylv’s school when she was little,” says Dulcie who surprised everyone by joining in on the catwalk.

Radio DJ Blair got in on the act with his eight-year-old daughter finding the brightest t-shirt and oldest work shirt in his wardrobe and pairing it with a gorilla mask and witch’s hat.

If choosing colour for usually black-clad parents was a theme, then so was making Dad look silly.

Family works Regional Manager Chris Walsh braved it with underpants on the outside and a Viking hat.

“Kids Dress a Grown Up Day was a lighthearted way to celebrate what we have in own lives and to recognise and support those who live without the safety and protection we take for granted,” says Chris.

The gold coin donations from the day went to Family Works, a local organisation working with children, youth and susceptible adults for over 100 years.

“Our clients often face complex challenges in their lives. Whether it’s a struggling parent, a family in crisis or a young person with nowhere to turn, we know that they can and do, flourish when they can reconnect with their communities.”

Chris says Kids Dress a Grown Up Day was a way to do just that.