This is the first book character dress-up day that we bought NOTHING, absolutely nothing! It wasn’t easy you know…Ethan is in this in-between stage of being a small boy and a grown up one. It sounds weird, but it’s true!…
Like he wanted me to buy him something to wear for book character dress-up day because Riley got a knight’s outfit two months ago when he dressed up for his book day at school, and it was unfair that he didn’t get anything. But on the other hand, the books he reads are big boys books and he gets that. There are no characters like pirates (what they’ve dressed up as for the last 100years 😉 ) and knights in them…all Ethan’s books have regular people in them. Of course, he did want to dress up though. And of course, I was happy to oblige. So, as his book for today, we agreed to go with a really special book that I bought the boys a few months back – Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different – the first time he’s taken a non-fiction book for this day, and the character he chose was Louis Braille.
For those of you who have never heard of him, like my dad *shock, horror, disbelief*, he was born in France with no visual impairments whatsoever, but when he was little, while helping his dad make saddles for horses, a tool slipped and hit him in the face, making him blind in both eyes. He went on to create braille, a series of raised dots and dashes on paper, which allows blind people to read.
I was so super proud of this dude today. He came up with the idea of using his hockey stick as a cane (yay!) and he looked so handsome even though he added a pair of sunglasses as we left the house…making him look more like Stevie Wonder than Louis Braille, but isn’t he too handsome! Also, I think he chose something quite original instead of going with a plane-Jane fiction book on their bookshelf.
I wanted to document this day…the first day we had dress-up day and spent not a single cent, hehe.