Have your kids seen Little Einsteins? Somebody gave us a Little Einsteins (not to be confused with Baby Einsteins) DVD when Little Gal was two. Our Little Guy eventually discovered it and has loved it ever since. He used to come crawling into the living room and start grunting a whole bunch if he heard the theme song!
About a year ago, I made a plush Rocket for Little Guy because the ones online were super expensive. Like, $100-$150 for a used plastic toy!
A couple of weeks ago, when Little Gal was deciding what she wanted to be for Halloween and discussing it, Little Guy would never really say much about what he wanted to be. I thought I would go with one of those easy hoodie whale costumes. About a week and a half ago, he started saying he was going to be Rocket.
I went online in search of a costume, just to get some ideas of how to make it because I assumed the prices would be sky high (smug laugh at my pun), which they were. $75 for a Rocket costume.
"Will you be a whale if mommy can't turn you into a Rocket?" I asked.
"No, Mommy. Rocket." The boy speaks quite well, and quite a bit, so I knew he was serious and that I had better figure it out.
I thought about it for a week, and then I made it yesterday. I'm happy with it. It's not perfect, but it's sturdy and it's not falling apart, that's for sure! All of the details are there, and they are in proportion. It's nice and plush and soft and it will keep him quite warm. Best of all, he LOVES it!
If you don't look at my messy kitchen table with scraps of fabric everywhere, bad lighting, and not the best angle, I present to you, Pat Pat Rocket: