This past fall, we did a photo shoot. One of the things we photographed was the Melissa & Doug Cooks Corner Kitchen, as seen in this picture:
A few months after the photo shoot, we found a box of leftover items, including these lightly-used chef costumes. Ordinarily, I would’ve just donated them, but my son had been a little obsessed with play-cooking at that point, and I thought he might really get a kick out of that costume. I was right.
He wore it to the bathroom.
He wore it in the car.
He wore it on an airplane.
He especially loved to wear it in restaurants, where he might run into a real chef.
He even wore it for family pictures, much to my chagrin (I had to choose my battles that day).
Four months later, he’s still wearing that costume anywhere we’ll allow it. When our rep at Melissa & Doug heard about his obsession, he was incredibly sweet and sent us a collection of their other costumes, to try to infuse a little variety into his life.
He loves the other costumes too, but not quite like the chef. Those costumes, though, have become the centerpiece of our playroom, and I’ve seen kids ranging in age from 2-10 having a blast with them. This whole experience really opened my eyes to this relatively small but wonderful part of the Melissa & Doug line.
And so, in Zev’s honor, we present our Day 8 giveaway: a collection of 8 Melissa & Doug Role Play Costumes guaranteed to include your very own “Baker” (as Zev calls it). Where will your kid wear it?