In the last few months Henry has become obsessed with everything cowboy. He is rarely seen without his cowboy boots. He only wears shoes when I insist he does and then he is NOT happy about it. The boots he has now are actually just about worn through--and he has only had them since November!
The boots are just the beginning, however. I found cute cowboy hats for the boys a while back, so of course Henry added that to his repertoire. When he chooses his clothes every single morning, Henry picks a button-up shirt (because that's what cowboys wear, don't ya know) and jeans.
Recently Henry found a pair of chaps that I had made him years ago for a Halloween costume. Even though they are quite a bit too small, they have been added to 'the outfit' and he puts those on as soon as he comes home from school in the afternoon. To top off the entire ensemble, Henry likes to have a bandanna tied around his face.
Realizing that every good cowboy needs a
horse dog, Henry has recently commissioned Elmer for the job. We don't have a leash for Elmer as he hasn't needed one in years, so Henry holds onto Elmer's collar and takes him for walks up and down our street. Yesterday, Henry found a bungee cord and walked Elmer around on it. I went out to the garage to get something and found Elmer with a bungee cord attached to his collar and the other end wrapped around the door handle. When I asked Henry why Elmer was tied up, he said "We were just playing a game, Mommy. He had to go to jail."