When I tied the bandana around Madelynn's head, I hadn't even thought of playing pirate... but she did. "Arrgh, Mommy! Where's my sword?" With only one plastic sword in the house, I was forced to do battle with a paper towel tube. I laid out the rules before the duel; no hitting the baby, no throwing the sword, no aiming for Mommy's face. The rules were followed, however I endured so many pokes to the shins I now have bruises on both legs. Evelynn watched from a safe distance, using her toilet paper tube as a chew toy rather than the weapon it was supposed to be. After Madelynn's victory (plastic beats cardboard), I stuck the sword on the highest shelf I could find. What a horrible idea that bad been.
It sure made for some cute pictures though!