This kid is turning 5 this week.
I've set a present-budget of $10 for myself, so I'm trying to get creative.
I'm planning on making both boys wooden swords and shields
as well as superhero capes, masks, and monogrammed chest plates.
(Borrowed tools, fabric scraps, and leftover paint are going to come in handy.)
I'm sure blanket capes and sticks and duct tape will never get old, though.
It's funny how being a parent changes your parenting philosophies.
I never thought I would provide our sons with toy weapons,
but after seeing them act on their natural tendencies,
I've come to see the wisdom in allowing them in a controlled environment with rules
so they can learn how to use them appropriately.
And as my sister pointed out,
it can't be a bad thing when Talmage shouts,
"Wesley! Put on your helmet of salvation and grab your sword of the Spirit!"
Any other budget-friendly ideas?