Sunday, March 15, 2009

Arms Dealer to the Pre-K Revolution

Following the natural arc of fandom, Q-ster now loves to pretend he's Indiana Jones. He's a bit too young for the movies, but just like with Star Wars, he sees the Lego game, likes the catchy name, and wants to adventure wearing cool gear. We co-opted the vest from a Christmas gift, and he borrowed SwingDaddy's hat. What's not to like?

Well, there is one thing missing.

That's right. The real Indiana Jones has a whip. In the top picture, you can see that Q-ster's holding something in his hand. It's the end of a rubber snake, which coils up nicely and acts as his whip. (Yes, it's pretty ironic, given that we all know Indy hates snakes.) The snake is a decent whip substitute, but it's heavy enough that I'm afraid that he's going to break either something or someone sooner or later.

You see where this is going. The plush lightsabers were a hit. And today, we made a plush whip.

It's stuffed lightly and kind of quilted, so that it bends like a whip, but is soft on impact.

Somehow, I have become a plush weapons specialist. Instead of sewing tutus and hair-ribbons, I am the arms dealer to the pre-K boy crowd. When Plusha-geddon comes, our household will be prepared.

I'm biased, but I think he's rockin' the Indiana Jones look.


YF said...

that is a great shot. yes, he is totally rock'n it.

Mayberry said...

I know you don't need a second career. But maybe just a little Etsy shop ...

Anonymous said...

Oh, he's totally rocking the Indiana Jones look. Well done with the whip!

Damselfly said...

Plush weapons specialist! Hahahaha! "When Plusha-geddon comes, our household will be prepared." You are too much! Q-ster is so cute as Indy.

Asianmommy said...

Hilarious! I love the plush whip. :)