We all want the same thing for our children – for them to live their dreams and be happy doing it.
Lucas started off wanting to be a pizza delivery man. doctor, video game designer and currently an author.
Colton wants to be a Superhero. I know, right!? What little boy doesn’t!?
From a young age we’ve always taught our children that they can do and be anything they want. In fact one of the books I used to read to my boys nightly, even when he was in the womb was a book about growing up and being whatever his heart desired – this included different occupations (some real and some not) from A-Z.
If you’ve been following me on my blogging journey you know that I’m a big supporter of mom and pop shops, I love to support local (not just the province I live but Canada as a whole) family owned businesses. We recently had the opportunity to try out some products from Great Pretenders, one of the oldest dress up companies in North America with over 25 awards and a small but dynamic group of people and their two dogs.
Since I have a magic trick loving youngster and a crime-fighting superhero naturally we chose a few items that would compliment their interests…
- • Reversible Spider/Bat Cape has two capes in one; a black velour that looks a lot like Batman (his favourite) with the yellow bat emblem and the other side is red satin with some creepy crawly spiders.
- • The Pirate Section is where we got most of our gear including; Captain Hook’s Hat, a Pirate Hat & Eyepatch, Pirate Swash Buckle Swords and you can’t be a pirate without treasure.
- • Deluxe Wizard Set has a silver foiled trim on the chest and sleeves plus a pointy with stars and lightning bolts, the perfect addition to any young wizards wardrobe.
- Sizes were very easy to pick during the ordering process and when they came I was thrilled to see that the costumes had room for the kids to grow and still be able to play with them for quite a while. The team at Great Pretenders are always on the hunt for great fabrics, trims and findings that can be transformed into pretend-play toys for children and I could tell the minute the our order arrived, I was amazed in the quality and durability of everything we received. My boys are very rough with their toys and if they can last even one play session with them, I’m a happy mama.
Pretend play is a great way for children to be able to experience what living their dream may be like through their imaginations. Of course, as parents we know that “real life” is not going to be all about fun and games as they’ll make it out to be when they’re playing. They may not be able to defeat the world from all the dragons when they’re older but as kids they can do anything and go anywhere their imagination lets them and truthfully, it’s impressive.
For more information on what The Great Pretenders has to offer please visit their website http://greatpretenders.ca/
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