Trevor has decided he wants to be a knight for Halloween. He thinks Daddy should be a blue and green dragon and Mommy should be "the girl with the pink cone on her head." I asked him to draw some sketches so that I'd know exactly what he was picturing. Five minutes later, he brought me two papers. Here's his costume:
Take a close look at that shield. We'd recently talked about what a coat of arms is. Steve mentioned that they are based on a family's last name, and gave the example that since our last name is deRosier (French for "of the rose"), ours would probably have a rose worked into it somehow. Then I said they often have an animal also, like a lion, that represents the family. That's when Trevor decided his shield would feature Trouble with a rose in his mouth.
Here's his picture of Steve and my costumes:
I have no idea what made Trevor decide on a knight, damsel and dragon. Perhaps his favorite game, Labyrinth?
Or perhaps these 1970s-era Fisher Price Little People figures?
Or our modern ones?
I'm not sure. All I know is that I have about 7 weeks to figure out how on earth I'm going to make them. So far, Step 1 involves grey sweatpants, window screen, and black ink. Stay tuned!