I got some very odd looks, but I had a very good reason for doing it.
Miss Piggy had said to me, "mum, can we go to the beach dressed as pirates and look for treasure and dig a big pirate ship and.. and..?"
How could I say no? After all they are only little such a short time and there'll be a time (probably soon) when they stop asking me to do silly things like that. Mr Z already said he didn't want to play, he looked at us a bit awkwardly but came along without too much fuss. He's only nine.
And they really remember these 'fun' times you share... right? So looking like an idiot was totally worth it to see her smile.
Here I am - in full piratey glory:
Yes, I did need to take a rest in the boat! We carved it from wet sand and that sucker was big!
When was the last time you acted ridiculously to get a smile from your kids?