To say we have cabin fever at our house is a bit of an understatement. We're beyond the fever stage. We are seizing for the freedom that good weather brings. Faced with another weekend indoors, I knew we had to do something different. Anything to save us from going completely squirly...
Even if it meant having a dragon taco party.
If you're seen the book, then you know where the original inspiration came from. Kale and I had been reading 'Dragon's Love Tacos' for two days straight and figured it was about time we threw our own dragon taco party. While at the grocery store on Saturday morning, I found a cute dragon (dinosaur? lizard?) toque for $2 and decided to buy us all doughnuts and pronounce it dragon taco party DAY.
Kale was totally on board with dragon taco party day and asked to wear his halloween costume - which, he reminded me, is actually a dinosaur "but can be a dragon if you use your 'magination." Smart kiddo.
Side note: If you've read this book can you tell me - does it annoy you that it goes from a page where the house has apparently burnt to the ground (there are no words, just the picture) to the next page that starts with "why would a dragon help you rebuild your house?" Does it feel like there is a page missing there? Or some words?! Why do kids books seem so disjointed sometimes? [rant over]
Thanks to Pinterest, we also made dragon crafts. Actually, Kris and I made dragon crafts while Kale attempted to cut everything in the room with scissors and when he tired of that, hid in the closet stacking cups. Nevertheless, he loved the dragon craft we made him and we all hung out while doing it so whatever, right? (If only I could be so laid back about it in the moment instead of having a "I put together this special craft to do with my son and now he's hiding in the closet stacking cups instead" mini-tantrum).
And obviously we had tacos - beef tacos and fish tacos (kind of a weird combo). I probably made enough tacos to feed several small dragons (or one large).
After dinner and a bath, we watched a bit of How to Tame Your Dragon - which proved to be a little too scary for our little dragon lover (who watched most of it while peeking out from behind a blanket). Also? The hitting and fighting and fire. A little bit crazier than the My Little Pony episodes he's hooked on.
For a day stuck indoors, it wasn't all that bad. Having a theme for the day made it fun and it was all exciting for Kale - which is really all that matters. Still, I'm really looking forward to the mountains of snow melting so we can get outside and look for dragons....