ANST - Children's armour

Trish Kvamme ladyoftherose at
Tue May 9 07:31:09 PDT 2000

My son has grown out of his very nice leather armour and now Mommy and Daddy 
find themselves designing a new set for Steppes.

I know that this seems like alot of extra work, but Derrick has been 
fighting since he was 5 (we used to live in another Kingdom, but the memory 
fades....*grin*) and he has had several sets of armour which have been 
passed down to other children or have become loaner armour for local groups.

He has told me, that looking like one of the adult fighters makes him feel 
like he has to behave at his very best, like one of the adult fighters.

Since so much of what happens on the list field involves honor and chivalry 
and conducting oneself as if they were present in the middle ages, I find 
myself encouraging people to take that extra step and make their children 
nice garb, nice armour, medieval looking toys (even if it is converting 
Barbie to a tudor or t-tunic instead of the hot pink sequins).

If our children feel like they are recreationists, and not just being drug 
along by their parents, they will perhaps chose to stay and play with us 
after they have grown.

Just my thoughts on the matter.


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