Last week we were away on our yearly vacation to Delawana Inn. Every night there's a family show and on one particular night, it was a magic show which included an escape from a straightjacket. Son No. 1 has been interested in magic and performing his own shows for years so it came as no surprise when he asked us where he could buy a straightjacket for himself. What did surprise us was when he did an internet search and found out straightjackets cost between $400 and $1,200 so he googled "how to make a straightjacket."
Then he made a list of the items he needed and asked his dad to take him out to buy the supplies.
Then he spent all day yesterday—about ten hours—sewing a straightjacket using a video tutorial he found.
This morning he came down wearing this.
When I told him I doubted I would be able to sew a straightjacket using only a video tutorial he told me "Mom, this was way better than just ordering one and if you're determined you can do anything."
My kids teach me more than I will every teach them, of that I'm sure.
p.s. I don't think I've ever outright asked for you to share a post but if you could share this one it would be great because he's pretty darn proud of his straightjacket.