The other day I helped the kids make shields. Made from pieces of cardboard and rubber bands these shield were to help fight the "monsters" of the house.
Stickers were brought out and images of super heroes, dragons, knights and armor soon covered the shields. All was well and good in the house until suddenly one of the kids became the monster and this mama said nope.
So my valiant fighters were dressed in gear and sent outside to protect the house and fort from these dreadful monsters. Unfortunately it was a cold day, even if it was just before the snow arrived. The monsters were not fought for long, how we do miss our warm summer days. But the swords and shields have been set aside and will be used once again to protect all we love.