Thursday, November 5, 2015

Make a Child Happy

When I was a kid, I loved capes.

More to the point, I still do. I'm pretty sure that I have an awesome black witch/vampire cape I made sitting in a box in my attic.

I'm not sure if I passed that down to my sons or--more likely--a fascination with capes is universal (because let's face it, capes are awesome!),  but when my kids were young, they liked to take a piece of fabric and have me pin it to the shoulders of their shirt, and run through the house, pretending to be a superhero. And, of course, they still sell those pajamas with capes. The fact that they've been around so long is proof of how much kids love capes. Capes inspire the imagination. They make us feel as if the impossible is possible, as if we can step out of our own skin for a few minutes and be different. More amazing than we usually are.

So today, when I was thumbing through my local paper, I was intrigued by an article about an organization that provides capes to children in shelters. It's similar to other programs where people make blankets, scarves or stuffed animals and donate them to the organization which distributes them. But this one happens to donate colorful capes. 

They had my attention, because...what an awesome idea! I love it, and maybe others will, too. To find out more (along with a link to a free cape pattern), check out Enchanted Makeovers Capes for Kids.

And, as always, have a wonderful day!


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