Bright Side Knights

At first when Pablo and Doodles started liking knights and the like we didn’t have much to feed their new passion. So I bought them foam swords, helmets, and shields at The Dollar Store and drew a fleur-de-lis crest on an old t-shirt.

attempted knight helmet pumpkin carving

attempted knight helmet pumpkin carving

As a kid, I was never into Dungeons & Dragons or swordplay (unless you count light sabers and Jedi Knights), but I thought of one thing we had on hand.

I resorted to showing them most of … Monty Python’s The Holy Grail, which later led to playing the Spamalot soundtrack. Doodles’ favorite song became
“Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”.

We’ve since obtained Knight Lights (yes), a classic old Fisher Price castle, little plastic knights, wooden swords and shields, and even attended the Renaissance Festival (a whole other blog entry of material).

Sometime in March the 3-year-old Doodles was playing with his brother. He said to us:

“We’re Bright Side Knights. I’m a Knight of the Bright Side.”

Brilliantly sums up his disposition. It’s become an excellent reminder that no matter how bad your day is, you can’t let it affect you too much if you have kids. Or they’ll bring you out the funk at some point even if they were the cause of it. And if anyone else needs some cheering up, talk to me about babysitting.

In fact, this was also our Halloween costumes after the kids were in bed. We jousted.




Filed under movies, Music, play, song and dance

6 responses to “Bright Side Knights

  1. Kelly

    That. is. awesome. I especially love the swim goggle/winter boot ensemble. Priceless.

    This just made my day.

  2. Jess

    Honestly, this is just the pick-me-up this day needed. LOVE IT!

    Can I have pocket-sized version of your children to keep on my desk, so they can entertain me daily with their singing, their dancing, and their commentary?

    Also, I’m a big fan of using the swim goggles as a daily accessory. 🙂

    • Hayley

      I wear my swim goggles when I chop onions. They are kept in the same drawer as my knives.

      • Picture please, Ms. Doyle. That or you need a blog, too.
        I think if I wasn’t following and documenting the kids,
        you’d be a fascinatingly readable subject. Thanks for commenting.

  3. eden

    Sam’s rendition of the tune is, well, beyond words.
    seemingly steadfast in the belief that the chorus should be more of a mantra… wise beyond his years.

    And A+ for the costumes and choreography in the dance number. the falls were in perfect timing with the melody. adorable!

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