March 16, 2007

Marching Mad Hatter

"At the age of four with paper hats and wooden swords we're all Generals. Only some of us never grow out of it."
- Peter Ustinov

These days, our mischievous toddler is utterly fascinated with marching toy soldiers.


In order to seriously look the part of a marching band member, he has taken to wearing anything he sees remotely resembling a tall hat on his head. This includes...

....a Pancake House standing menu which he suddenly pulled from the restaurant table, proudly placed on his head as if it were a king's crown and kept on for three days straight....




....a rolled-up 2006 wall calendar that we had to give him as a peace offering when he totally flipped upon finding out that we threw away the Pancake House menu because it got too tattered and torn....


....and his daddy's camera light cover which he sneakily swipes everytime there is a shoot in our studio.


Sigh!

Really now. What is a concerned mother to do?

Nothing much....except to tell you that if perchance you spot a little boy confidently strutting around town with something strange on top of his head, please try not to laugh.

Instead, salute him. You will surely make his day.

32 comments:

Menchie said...

Now I know what to get him for Christmas! If the obsession doesn't change till then!

Irene said...

Mench: It's Niccolo's second birthday next week and I've been desperately scouring the stores looking for marching toy soldiers and I cannot find a single one! Arrrrrgh!

A chuisle said...

this.....is fantastic.

my favorite is the calendar hat photo. he's in his own world yet at the same time, it's like he's saying, "what, it's my hat..."

love it.

Margo said...

what a great series of shots!! LOL What a creative little guy. :-)

Bearette24 said...

Adorable! Your blog always makes me want to have kids ;) Now I just have to get D warmed up to the idea...

Kirsten said...

My nephew went thru the same thing with his Batman shirt. We had to buy him a few of them because he wouldn't take them off long enough to wash them.

Irene said...

Margo: Glad you enjoyed the photos! Creativity, I discovered, is something always running high in little children. =)

Bearette: Go go go! You won't regret it. Think of all the cute little baby stuff you will be inspired to knit! ;p

Kirsten: Your Batman-loving nephew should meet my son's friend who actually thinks he IS Spiderman. He always wears a Spidey outfit and keeps trying to crawl up walls. :p

-Princess Shin- said...

Oh my goodness.. He's so cute. I can't get enough of him. He's gonna break so many girl's heart.

The third picture is so.. haha.. he looks unhappy yet..

something like..

my mother is taking a picture of me again. I'm tired of this. But I shall just entertain her.. sigh..

Haha..

Steven Novak said...

I WANT A CROWN!!! ;)

Steve~

krystyna said...

Hi Irene!
Your son is a big boy now. He is very handsome.
Happy Second Birthday Niccolo!
And congratulations to great parents!

Pamela said...

be proud and happy that he is so creative!!!

Irene said...

A chuisle: Oh! That's my favorite crazy hat photo, too. It always make me smile when I get a glimpse of how seriously my son wears it. =)

Princess Shin: Haha! Glad you were tickled by the photos. Enjoy your weekend, dahling!

Steve: Well, you sure as heck can't borrow MY crown! :p

Krystyna: Thanks! We're flying Niccolo to a resort hotel for his birthday because he loves the water. I can't wait! ;p

Pamela: It's hard to be proud when everyone in the mall is staring at the little kid with a menu on his head, but I do try. HAHA! Happy weekend!

Cazzie!!! said...

What a cutey!!! We have many collanders here in this house...not just for straining vegetables, they are the uniform for my kids'military, outer galactic wear, LOL.

Lanee Girl said...

Awwww... how cute!

Irene said...

Cazzie: Ah, the magical world of kitchen utensils! My son has yet to discover such a realm....so WHEW for now! :p

Lanee Girl: Thanks! Have a happy weekend! =)

MYSTI said...

AWWWWW How adorable! You will look back at this time and smile. What a wonderful memory that will be. Nothing wrong with wearing a paper hat on ones head. :)

Hammer said...

Once those paper hats at the donut shop and the burger king crowns came there was no going back ;)

Imaginative kid you have there :)

Claudia said...

Burger King used to give out "crowns" when I was growing up. It was the highlight of the trip on the rare occasions we'd get something from there.

Terra Shield said...

What adoable photos... The standing menu hat really does the part

JR's Thumbprints said...

He certainly is a cute little soldier.

houseband00 said...

Celebrate the little one's follys! =)

In a few years, he won't be so little anymore. =)

Maria said...

ahhhh isn't that sweet! he's so cute, for reallz!!!

zeroimpact said...

He look so cute with the hat thingee
:)
Makes me shift back to when I was a kid, sweeeetttt!

ShadowFalcon said...

Awww I Salute you Irene's son!

choochoo said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to have really long hair. So I used to put pantyhose on my haid and pretend I had braids... lol

Brian said...

He looks so good. :)

Helen said...

What can I say, except... awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
Those are such wonderful photos.
Helen

RTTguapa said...

so cute... and growing so fast...!!!

vina said...

i will not only salute him, but i will smother him with kisses! he's soooo cute!

*sigh* masyado nang malayo ang agwat namin. haha.

jase said...

soooo cute!

Trish said...

Absolutely precious!

Maura said...

Keep up the good work.