Either Way, He’s the Boss

by Stefani on 4-January-2009

Well I hope that you all had your fill of good cheer, and that the blessings just keep on coming for you in this new year. How did it get to be 2009?

I want you all to know that I am so touched that each of you drop by this space to chat and exchange ideas and just BE together. It means so much to me to share this journey with so many wonderful people, and to get glimpses of your days too. 

I've been thinking hard during the last few months on a way to expand that sharing – to send a little piece of Blue Yonder out into the world, and at last I hit upon what I think will be a great way for us to connect, and hopefully for your own families to draw closer as well. 

I will be sharing lots more information about that project in a day or two, so don't go too far, okay? 

In the meantime, I give you the king… or the chief… or one, and then the other, and then maybe both at one time. 

He's the Chief (and don't you forget it) 

I know… I might be the last mama out there to give her poor boy his rightful crown, but he finally found it under our tree this year. 

Two short days before Christmas though, he was running around the house hollaring his Comanche war cries, with chicken feathers stuck in his hair, when it occurred to me that he was going to need a headdress too. 

I opted for the exceedingly more sanitary FELT feathers. 

I think I would make them a bit narrower next time, and maybe not so tall, but I guess they turned out pretty well, for a last minute cram session gift. 

He likes it anyway, and that's what matters. Only he's been asking if I can please put "some bull horns on it, to make it look real tough." Hmmm. Gonna have to think on that one. 

He likes to put on his crown and bark orders, and then don his headdress and tell everyone that he's "still the boss of you because the Chief is the king of his people too!"

That's is the part where his brothers roll their eyes. 

I might have to come up with some manner of emperor robe next. 

What do czars wear? 

Being that he's the smallest, but bears the biggest attitude, my husband says that what he really needs is a Napolean hat. 

Maybe so. 

I hope your day is royally wonderful, whichever hat you may wear 🙂
waldorfmama January 5, 2009 at 12:01 am

i love this headdress, stefani! great job, mama. 🙂

michelle January 5, 2009 at 3:36 am

I love the hat; I don’t think you’d need to change a thing if you made one again.

Crystal January 5, 2009 at 4:51 am

It is perfect just how it is. And so cute!

Love his expression.

Butzeballchen January 5, 2009 at 5:13 am

WHat a great job! One of the best gifts my son ever received was a box of dress-up hats.

Jen January 5, 2009 at 5:15 am

That is sooo cute! Every time I see your boys dress up I think about making some dress up clothes for my 7 year old. But, she never seems to play dress up by herself – maybe because she doesn’t have the right stuff? Have to think on that!

Jade January 5, 2009 at 5:55 am

What a great headdress! I think I need a rally hat to take the kids to the dentist this morning.

Mama Urchin January 5, 2009 at 6:04 am

A fabulous idea. Thanks

Lisa January 5, 2009 at 6:05 am

It turned out really well, what a great idea!

Leslie January 5, 2009 at 6:07 am

i love his headdress….what a great idea. i am looking forward to the upcoming project that you mentioned. i always love reading your blog.

Bernadette January 5, 2009 at 6:28 am

I remember when my oldest was young – worrying that we didn’t have enough dress up stuff for full on imaginative play. Lo and behold, at child number 4, the dress up barrel is bursting at the seams! With silks, crowns and all manner of oversized garments. But that headdress totally takes the cake! Love it.

Happy new year to you and your family.

elissa Finger January 5, 2009 at 6:30 am

too funny…. little boss man. headdress is GREAT! oh, the happiest of happy new years to your fam… can’t wait to see what you’ve got cooked up!

kyrie January 5, 2009 at 8:00 am

I just wanted to say- I don’t even know if I’ve ever commented before, but I get so much mothering inspiration from you.

It’s your blog (among a very few others) that made me feel like if this third baby was a boy, I could do it. You have the most amazing little men out there!

xo, K

Jackie January 5, 2009 at 8:16 am

Oh! I am so excited to see the picture but it is not showing up. It says that it is currently unavailable. Argh. I love your stuff.

Thimbleina January 5, 2009 at 8:26 am

Love the headress, my two will be wanting one of those if I show them the picture

Mrs.Flam January 5, 2009 at 8:40 am

ohh i do love the headdress. 🙂

Joy January 5, 2009 at 8:59 am

Oh man, did the napoleon hat ever get me to laughing. Let me know when you get around to that- I might need a few over here! *big grin*

As a mom to three boys myself (and one girl) it’s just so nice and encouraging to ‘hang out’ in the blogging world with another gal that ‘gets it’. You’ve inspired me to find new ways to encourage and educate my boys. And, I’m guaranteed a regular dose of laughter, of course!

Hannah January 5, 2009 at 9:55 am

Oh my! That headdress is amazing. “I guess it turned out pretty well” would be an understatement. And you did that at the last minute?!?!

Amber January 5, 2009 at 10:59 am

I am a new reader, but I already love it here. I’m eagerly waiting to hear about your project.

And I’m laughing about the Napoleon hat, too. 🙂

Jennifer January 5, 2009 at 1:27 pm

Too funny, thanks for the chuckle. You’ve really got me thinking now, what could you be stirring up?

Corynne Escalante January 5, 2009 at 2:18 pm

that is amazing! i think you did a phenomenal job on the headdress… you crack me up with your writing style. thanks!

Steph January 5, 2009 at 2:59 pm

What a great head dress!! I think it’s just the right size for a little boy to grow into!

Jennifer January 5, 2009 at 8:02 pm

I think the feathers are just right. I would take orders from that little man any day of the week! Great picture!

Alissa January 5, 2009 at 9:09 pm

His expression is just great in that picture. Yeah, he’s cool. He’s in charge. He’s got the head dress to prove it. I’m excited to hear more about your project!

Rebecca January 6, 2009 at 4:54 am

It’s brilliant, very chiefly looking. I am giggling at the thought of horns.

Gretchen Skovron January 6, 2009 at 7:02 am

Oh that is awesome! How does it stay on?

Michelle Cowden January 6, 2009 at 7:15 am

Impressive headdress, and an even more impressive boy! Really enjoyed this post. Looking forward to hearing your news

kerrie January 7, 2009 at 12:23 am

Love it!, I made a headpiece for my eldest boy for his birthday last year and he loves it, reminds me that I shouldn’t forget about the other boys, maybe for their birthday’s this year.

marieke January 7, 2009 at 4:39 am

Love it. Absolutely LOVE IT. I have to make one, just not sure if it will be for my boys, or me.

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