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.
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.