The other night, Ben had a fun Skype date with Aunt Amanda and his cousins in which he showed them his latest book-of-choice, Peter Pan. After some pirate songs and ideas about how we could create our own pirate adventure, Amanda, aka SuperMom, diverted a goodnight meltdown by suggesting Ben put the book under his pillow and dream about the two of them flying like Peter and Tink.
Big eyes. Nodding head. Off to bed he went...SuperMom.
And by 7:30 the next morning, I was wrapping a cereal-box sword in duct tape and Ben was collecting items for his treasure chest. I was concerned there was not enough coffee in my system yet to make the morning exciting enough for my first matey, but we actually had a really good time putting everything together, drawing a map and taking turns hiding/seeking the chest. Although Ben's clues left little for the imagination..."Mom! I put it on my chair!"
Pirate Ben with his sword, map and treasure chest
(paper coins, Mardi Gras beads, and a Happy Meal watch)
Some of his best pirate poses of the day:
Shiver me timbers!