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I write about about being a 40-something mum of six wonderfully exasperating children, attachment parenting, my adventures in the kitchen, and whatever else comes to mind. 


It's About The Little Things..

It's About The Little Things..


Back in 2007, when he was 3.5yrs old, Boy#2 decided to be a robot.

I handily crafted him a tinfoil covered robot hat out of an old cereal box, a pipe cleaner, and some packing tape. Not wanting him to be left out, I quickly crafted one for his big brother, but he didn't attach to it the way Boy#2 did.

Tinfoil just wasn't his thing.

2008 October 31
2008 October 31

His homemade hat was the source of a lot of amusement, eventually becoming incorporated into his Halloween costume, also covered in tinfoil -- a costume that launched a 4yr epic-in-the-making of its own, with the final incarnation having ditched the robot hat that inspired it for a dragon's head and glowing teeth.


I can say with complete confidence that he is the only kid to ever have a zombie vampire robot dragon costume for Halloween.

After a 1 year hiatus from cardboard box costumes, he was back at it last year with a desire to be the TARDIS -- it seemed an apt choice for my middle boy, whose capacity for compassion always amazes me. He's a little guy, but he's bigger on the inside, too.


All this time, though, that little tinfoil-covered robot hat was kicking around the house.

Any attempt to recycle it was met with total opposition. Any noticeable damage required packing tape surgery. When I least expected it, someone would ask me where it was.

And then, one day, Boy#3 discovered it...


For an old box, a pipe cleaner, some tinfoil and tape, this homemade hat has gotten a lot of love over the past 7 years -- far more than many of the fancier, more expensive toys my boys have had. I can't help wondering how many more years it will be kicking around.

Maybe I should invest in more packing tape...

4 AM

What To Expect When.. ? (*trigger*)

What To Expect When.. ? (*trigger*)