We’re moving to Scotland this summer, and I’m getting really excited about it. The kids are all dying to learn “Scottish,” and Zach has promised to grow out his beard and buy a kilt (which is possibly the only thing more awesome than being married to a man who wears lederhosen). Stay tuned, because I’m sure we’ll have the whole family throwing logs and playing bagpipes before too long. Don’t worry, we’ll skip the Youtube videos of our practice sessions.
Last summer, we did a Braveheart cosplay-LARP-photo shoot thing….. with toddlers… In the process, I had to ask the internets for help with making a great kilt, but even after watching several Youtube videos, I felt rather confused, so I decided to make my own design, tailor it to small children, and videotape the process, because it really is that easy, and it really is that cute.
So I made the kilt last weekend, and the video is finally here, embedded below!
But– just like when you give a mouse a cookie– once I had a kilt, I remembered that I just happened to have a tiny set of red bagpipes, a sword we bought from some Czech blacksmiths, a Scottish shirt, a sporran, a Latvian cloak pin, and a log. No, really. I just happened to have All. Those. Things. The first step is admitting you have a problem, they say. I say it’s definitely not a problem.
We asked the three year old if he wanted to play dress up and play with a sword and blow on the bagpipes. He, being a smart negotiator (which he may have gotten from my side of the family), replied, “And then you will give me chocolate?” I decided that was a fair trade, so we shot a couple of pictures of our soon-to-be Highland Laddie.