I had learned to make octopuses out of yarn when I was in elementary school (grade 2 to be exact) and in conjunction with Alex's absolute adoration for this cephalopod and a touch of nostalgia I pulled out my bag of yarn and googly eyes.
My muse is very much into the Wild Kratts and impresses me daily with his knowledge about animals and wild life. The other day he pointed to a bird in a book and informed me that it was a Peregrine Falcon (I had to read the caption - he was right, of course). He asked, "Mom, where can we find Peregrine Falcons?" I answered that when the zoo opens for the summer we will be able to see one there. Alex's response? "No. They are found in the forest. Good on you for trying."
Alex had been asking for a new octopus for some time now. We have octopuses in many varieties - those that grow in water, ones that walk down walls, one made out of a toilet paper roll (Alex's creation) and now one in yarn. Alex named our newest yarn friend Suction Cup.