Monday, 23 September 2013

A knight's tale

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far away, a young knight was planning on an adventurous weekend with his brave father.  


As his mother prepared his knapsack, and checked off the list his Joey Scout leader had sent home, she gasped in panic, as she realised he didn't have a single knightly thing to wear, with only one day until his camping adventures began!


Luckily her fabric stash was healthy with leftover drill, some navy blue left over from his little handyman dust coat, and lime green leftover from his kindy bag (projects from years ago).  She drafted an emblem similar to the Scouts own logo, and found some grey fabric left over from his little sister's first day of school skirt.


And so at the very last minute, a knightly outfit was pulled together, his pirate sword learned a new purpose, and a grey hoodie on sale in the girls section (ssshhh!) made the perfect chain mail for under his new knight's tunic.

Much fun was had on his knightly weekend away with Dad. He made his own knight's helmet and shield, while the girls stayed home for a lovely quiet (peaceful!) weekend of manicures, craft and a leisurely stroll through the zoo.  Bliss! (She was super happy to spend lots of time with the pandas, since a sensory meltdown from her brother last time meant she missed her favorite zoo animal).


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