Friday, August 15, 2014

Our Runaway Rainbow and a Giveaway from Sarah's Silks

Rainbows have a long tradition of being used to symbolize diversity, inclusiveness, and hope.  Though we've never owned a rainbow flag, bumper sticker or other rainbow paraphernalia, when my wife and I went to buy The Bean his first playsilk, it was the rainbow silk we were drawn to.  It seemed fitting for a little boy with two moms; but even without that as a factor, it was too beautiful to pass up.  

It quickly became the go-to for a game of peek-a-boo.  Then it became a ghost costume.  Tied around his shoulders it was a cape.  Around his waist it was a skirt.  On his head it was his princess hair.  The versatility of this "toy" is one of the reasons we wanted it for our son in the first place.  It proved a good choice.  Two years we had added another playsilk to our collection so that The Bean and Sprout could each have one for some creative play.

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When we were invited to participate in WorldPride this past June, our host asked us to come decked out in rainbow gear.  I immediately though how perfect it would be to put the playsilk over the canopy of our stroller as we marched down the streets of Toronto.  Unfortunately in the hubbub of getting downtown and in place to march our beautiful playsilk blew away.  By the time we realized it, it was too late.  We tried to backtrack, but it was gone.  We were more than a little bit upset, but tried to get over it quickly as upset is not the mood one wants to be in at a Pride celebration.    

Even without the playsilk decorating our stroller, the parade was amazing.  

Still, we wanted to replace our playsilk.  While browsing, I saw that Sarah was looking for bloggers to review her products.  Hopeful, I reached out to her.  She graciously agreed to send some products to review, and even suggested a giveaway for our readers!  


The Bean was so excited when we received the Sarah's Silks package in the mail.  He eagerly tore into it and wanted to play with the new toys right away.  I draped the silk scape over our dining room table and the kids hung out in their "fort" while I grabbed some sweaters so we could go outside.  



Once outdoors, The Bean and Sprout ran in and out under their new rainbow silk scape, giggling joyfully.  The Bean then donned our starry night playsilk as a cape, while Sprout put on the rainbow cape and grabbed the other wand we had and then took turns turning me and each other into different animals.  After a short time that turned into more running across the lawn, this time with capes and wands trailing behind them.  Since then the playsilks have been used as blankets and babycarriers.  I'm curious to see what they get used as next.  


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If you think your little one(s) would enjoy playing with one of the items at sarahssilks.com, please leave a comment  on this post saying what you think they would like best.  A winner of a $50 gift certificate (courtesy of Sarah), will be randomly selected a week from today.  Good luck!  

14 comments:

  1. Our kids would love a play silk. Drew has such an imagination I can only imagine what he would make it into..a cape, water to float down the river on, a cover to hide under and so much more. Jack would love feeling it and rolling on it and shaking it back and forth!

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  2. My wife and I have two granddaughters; I think they would love the play silks. The first thing the older one, (3) would do is use it to make her tunnel to play land…the first thing she does when she gets to her g-ma and yia-yia’s house is grab a towel to make her tunnel. I think the silks would work much better. :) The little one (1) I’m sure would use it to wrap her babies in. Thanks for the link; the Rose-Rainbow Canopy is perfect for the girls room. I was looking for something to put over their bed this is perfect!

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  3. I'm sorry if this is my third comment that's come through. In having a helluva a time with it. Anyway, I have never even heard of a playsilk, but I think my son would love one. I saw the small ones and he might like that size, but I think he's live to play peek-a-boo with a bigger one, and wrap it all around himself. I will definitely check out all the stuff she has! Very cool.

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  4. I think Jude would really enjoy one of these, and the rainbow one is so pretty! I haven't seen these before, I'll have to check them out!

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  5. How terrible you lost your original at Pride! Great opportunity though to review new products & have a giveaway :)
    I have triplet boys & they would absolutely love a silk scape

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  6. Such gorgeous play things! My daughters have already chosen the wizard costume and the dragon costume. :) They spend hours upon hours immersed in dramatic play!

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  7. Our little guy has two wooden rainbow toys that he loves, and a playsilk would be a lovely addition! He's just learnt to initiate peekaboo himself and also loves winding himself up in fabric (and sucking on it!) I love that your Bean is using one as a sling :)

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  8. My boys (4 and 1) love playing "parachute" and building forts with blankets. They would be over the moon (pun intended - haha) for the starry night silkscape! Gorgeous toys!

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  9. Our little Sir is currently loving Peak A Boo, and we have our next baby on the way. We are hoping to encourage imagination play as much as possible, so a play silk sounds like a great addition to our toy choices.

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  10. Evie and I would get a lot of use out of this. It's gorgeous, for one! She could play lots of rousing games of peek-a-boo, baby-wear her dolls and we could use it to make forts in the living room. The possibilities are endless. I would love to win!

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  11. Our 2.5 year old son would love this! He loves to hide under his blanket and play with his cars and babies under there. he gets upset sometimes because his blanket is too small to fit them all. This would be perfect for him!

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  12. Congratulations to commenter #8 -path2parenthood!
    Hope your boys enjoy their new silkscape!!

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