When we designed our Companion Blanket, we envisioned many uses: the blanket draping over a baby in her car seat, the blanket laying on the floor as a little guy practices rolling over, the blanket snuggling a toddler at night.
But we never envisioned a cape. That credit goes to Kellen, an adventurous little boy who is dearly loved by his talented mother Noel.
We couldn’t have been happier to see Kellen take our Companion Blanket to new heights. Yes, we now offer capes too :).
Kellen’s adventures remind us of our own kids. Their new favorite game is rowing to Buck’s Harbor in their boats. In the classic children’s book “One Morning in Maine,” Buck’s Harbor is the town where Sal, her little sister Jane, and their father go to pick up groceries, repair their boat’s outboard motor, and enjoy ice cream.
Now, our kids don’t have boats. They have white woven baskets that usually hold their stuffed animals and other toys. When they need to hop in the “boat” to go to Buck’s Harbor, they empty the woven baskets, hop in, and start rowing. Somehow, this game entertains them for long stretches.
As parents, we are tempted to buy play boats, capes, and every other toy that could possibly spark their imaginations. But sometimes, if we over-indulge, then we leave nothing left to be imagined.
Don’t get us wrong — our children do not live spartan lives. They have plenty of toys to play with (more than plenty actually). But we do feel tension as parents between too much and too little.
But, in the end, isn’t imagination and creativity and joy what we all hope for? The kind of imagination displayed by Super Kellen flying with his cape and by our kids rowing to Buck’s Harbor to get ice cream.
So thanks, Kellen, for showing us how you adventure. We are humbled and excited to be a part of your flight.