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My boys really love playing dress up and role-playing. I have box full of random pieces that they regularly play with – clothes I don’t want to wear anymore, extra caps, scraps of cloth from costumes made during my schooling days, scarves, and other such things.

There are also a few pieces that I specially made for them to play out specific characters. Last year I made a Darth Vader and Yoda costume for the boys (need to go dig up those pictures!) that they still play with even today. The same cape and head piece has been used to turn them into Darth Vadar, Darth Sidious, and even Magneto.

With their new found liking for Marvel superheros, Ellery specially asked for a Captain America shield. I had some cardboard lying around so we made one! He was so happy :)

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Waiting for the paint to dry. Mighty pleased that I painted that star free hand!

Mr Captain America

Mr Captain America

Ellery also had a bit of a How to Train Your Dragon craze and wanted dragon wings. That was quite easy so I fashioned out a pair in under 10 minutes. He loves wearing the wings with a stripey tail we bought from Australia that surprisingly became such a well-loved plaything.

Wings on!

Wings on!

Super happy dragon

Super happy dragon

Just a few days ago the boys suddenly decided to be pirates, and there they are all decked out in pirate gear. The swords they received at Jo Claire’s party, Ellery’s headscarf from another event, Asher’s headscarf an old singlet of mine, and their bling was from Jon’s university orientation performance that I’ve kept all this while that made for perfect pirate jewellery.

Arrrrggghhh

Arrrrggghhh

I wonder who they’ll decide to be next! One thing is for sure, before you throw out stuff, think about whether it’ll be a good item to add to your kid’s dress up box. It might just find a new lease of life there.

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Being Kor Kor

Found Ellery taking care of a doll when I went to pick him up from school one day.  He was feeding the doll some milk, placing it in a pram (carried by the feet though hahaha) and pushing it around.    It reminded me of Asher before Ellery was born. He did exactly all that too :)

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A doting big brother?

In my opinion, Asher is a wonderful Kor Kor.  He cares for Ellery, gives in to him very often, shares to a reasonable extent (normal fighting over toys of course), and overall really just enjoys Ellery’s company (which is also cos Ellery is such fun – I’m so biased towards my kids haha).  Anyway, I hope Ellery will follow in Asher’s footsteps and be a great big brother to his little sister :)

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Regression

One morning I woke to two boys wanting to pretend to be babies and even asked to be swaddled!  They babbled, ‘cried’ for milk, and crawled around the house. Asher later even scribbled on paper like how a baby might!

Quite amusing, but happy it was temporary :)

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