Our little Peter Pan has thoroughly enjoyed this Halloween. I handed him his foam dagger (first toy weapon) and he exclaimed, “I need to fight you!” Apparently he knew how that one worked.
One of my favorite Peter Pan comments came from a little girl at our kids book club. All the children came in costume for the reading last week. She noticed the gold glitter on my son’s tunic and asked what it was for. “It’s pixie dust,” I explained, “so he can fly.” She looked impressed but said nothing. A full ten minutes later she was at my elbow again. She had been thinking it over and came back to confirm her suspicion asking, “he can’t really fly though, can he?” So sweet.
Every afternoon our little guy asks to put on his Peter Pan shoes. Followed by his Peter Pan hat…followed by his Peter Pan shirt…pretty soon he’s in full costume. Then, he bounces on the bed as he watches the classic Disney version of the story. He loves to fly and flies everywhere. This is especially successful at the park while swinging on his tummy, that way the arms are free, which increases his aerodynamic maneuvering abilities.
As an aside I’ll mention that you are looking at the total of my sewing abilities embodied in his 100% felt tunic. I originally bought flannel but soon realized that I needed to work with a fabric that did not require hemming. This realization came after spending 45 minutes trying to wind my bobbin. I will say though that I made my own pattern using solely the two screen shots of the vintage Advance pattern above. I am a little proud of that. Sewing is one of those things that makes me feel like a “real Mormon woman”. I also feel this way when I bake fresh wheat bread. 🙂
Hope you’re enjoying Halloween as much as we are.