A Dog Leash for a Belt
A couple of months ago, some kid brought the movie Puss in Boots to my son’s preschool class for Friday movie day. And my son decided that he REALLY, REALLY liked the movie and REALLY, REALLY wanted his own copy of it so he could watch it at least a million and one times at home. The good news is that the Easter bunny delivered and he got his very own Puss in Boots DVD in his Easter basket.
And, well, the excitement has not waned. He watches that flick it A LOT. He quotes from it. And he has now taken to pretending that he himself is Puss. Elaborate Puss-infused scenes and scenarios unfold in the family room with some regularity these days at our place. He takes the whole thing rather seriously.
So, the other day, he wanted to dress up like Puss (in boots). To make his play-acting more believable, I suppose. So, we went digging around the house in an attempt to put something together that was at least somewhat reminscent of Puss. My old cowboy boots, a ratty old men’s dress shirt that I use for painting, a dog leash for a belt, a newsboy cap that I’ve had for about 20 years, and a toy sword.
He makes a pretty awesome Puss in Boots, if you ask me. Even if he was disappointed that his newsboy cap lacked a feather.
(In the background, you can see my mom doing her best to Puss-up my daughter because, well, if my son gets to be Puss, she wants to be Puss too. You know how that goes, eh?)