Little Helper Apron
These days, “helper helper” is one of O’s favorite phrases. It is so much fun to have his company (and enthusiasm) throughout our daily tasks. It’s amazing how much little ones absorb and learn through imitation in these early years. B and I do our best to encourage O’s curiousity by creating an environment that enables him to be the helper he so desires to be. If he has an environment and tools that are accessible to him, his helpful efforts are more often met with success than frustration. That’s where this little apron comes in.
This is the “Little Chef Apron” from Meg McElwee’s book, Sew Liberated. It is designed so that little ones can put it on and take it off independently. Rather than tying behind the back, the belt fastens in the front with velcro, making it much easier for a small person to work with. I made O’s in the small (2-4) size and it fits perfectly. It was simple to put together and only took the span of naptime over the course of two days.
O adores his new apron and wears it whenever we happen to be working in the kitchen. It is truly astounding how these little touches (and little things) can make such a big difference in our everyday lives!
PS Meg’s blog, Sew Liberated, is one of my all time favorite reads! If you haven’t been there before, I suggest you grab a cup of tea before clicking that link!