10.14.2009

she is magic




Did you know that puppets (no matter how simple or in this case homely) have magical powers with small children? This sock puppet is able to comfort, calm and entertain our kids. She has even gotten our three year old to clean up toys cheerfully and head to bed without a fuss. My friend Jennie taught me this technique with Oscar while we were going through a bit of a rough patch when we were all adjusting to having a new baby in the house. Jennie is so good....she can do it with her bare hands! I was skeptical that a puppet would accomplish anything as our son is in some ways wise beyond his years. I thought he'd think it was silly but it worked like a charm. And amazingly, he still loves it. Don't forget to use funny voices....kids love that.

6 comments:

Mary Daniels said...

she is a wonderful friend to your boys. she travels well too. she is so cute. i didn't get a good look at her today. i love her appendages. we all need one i think. mom xox

Alison Olson said...

Puppets are the best! We should make them if we go down to Stockholm for the holidays!!

handmade romance said...

puppets are definitely magic! x
what a lovely thing to do for your kids i must remember this little spot of magic for my own one day x

suprlipopette said...

Oh it's wonderful, so sweet...

misako mimoko said...

so cute and sweet!! i'm in love with her little apron!

supermandy said...

HaHa! We do the bare-handed approach! Named "Steebie" by my older daughter was very small. "Steebie" can possess anyone's hand- and he doesn't talk. But he's packed with personality. Nice to know others have an additional family member "on hand."