Big hand-me-down sweater: $0
Brown construction paper: $1
Watching your kid get absurdly excited about bears: priceless
On a side note, whoever came up with that Mastercard ad is a marketing genius, and I don't usually say that like it's a good thing. But back to my afternoon with the Bear Cub. Basically, I slapped this homemade costume on Geneva and she was instantly in character, and eager to play the part correctly. So, I taught her that:
1. Bears are strong.
2. Bears roar
3. Bears like trees.
4. Bears walk on four feet.
5. Bears leave tracks.
6. Bears like berries (or berry popsicles).
7. And oh yes, if their mothers help them, bears have fun on the swing.