During work I got a text pic from my wife. My four year old son is dressed in a bear costume and my two year old is dressed in full pirate regalia.
When I get home the bear has added an eye patch and has a hook for a paw… the pirate bear… aka the bear pirate. My eight year old daughter has joined the motley crew with a pink bandana round her head.
I watched as they battled sharks (a pirate bear attacking a shark is an exciting thing to witness) and eventually mutinied against each other.
What reminded me the most of my childhood was how the two older kids tried to get my youngest to side with them. The Mikester was very pleased with all the attention and decided to side with whomever would unwrap the chocolate pirate coins for him. A true pirate.