Dear Auntie Moonbeam
In honour of Father’s Day I wanted to feature a project for all the DIY Dads out there.
For the rest of you men who might not be so inclined, whip this up and I guarantee you’ll get rave reviews from your wee ones and maybe some mild incredulity from your womanfolk.
I came up with this one bleary Saturday morning when confronted with an odd request from my son:
Him (yelling from the couch) Mommy can you make me a shield?
Me (stumbling around in search of coffee) Uhhhh?
Him (speaking slowly as though to a child) I want a shield like da one from Mike da Knight. To be for protecting from da dragons
Me (still no closer to finding coffee and now looking confusedly around for dragons) ……..uhhh?
Him (clearly impatient but not enough to leave his perch on the couch) Mommy, I neeeeeeeeed a shield!!
Me (slightly desperately) buddy, did you take the coffee???
So goes our Saturday mornings….
Ten minutes (and one blessed cup of java) later I had assembled a collection of stuff I had on hand. Duct tape, a take-out food lid and some scissors.
And that’s all for me this week! Happy Father’s Day to all the Daddies out there!
P.S. When I think of good dads this is what I picture:
Thanks to my baby daddy for this noisy, messy, filthy miracle. Feel free to take 50% of the credit for his general awesomeness :)
That’s enough to make any child into Mike da Knight! Love the picture of the two of them, strong bond.
Oh my yes! :)
Major mom points for coming up with such a spectacular shield… especially on only one cup of coffee. Nicely done!
Woo hoo! I love Mom points! Redeemable for more coffee, right?
:) Love it, that came out adorable and had to laugh imagining you asking if your son took the coffee!!!
You would think he would know better than to mess with my coffee by now! :)