Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Am I crazy?

During Christmas every year growing up, my two older sisters had beautiful, intricate fleece stockings covered with sparkly yarn and sequins.
I had a sheepy looking stocking with my name in cut out letters glued onto it. I always gave my mother a hard time that she didn't love me as much because all I got was a half-assed stocking. She would kid and joke about it as well and this continued on as the running joke well into my 20's. Then one day I was informed that she had got me a stocking and was working on it for me, then I would never be able to give her a hard time ever again.It is the little things like that that make me appreciate my mother and all the little things she has done for me. After seeing how much work she went through, it is humorous to think I am going to put myself through the same thing. I realized one day a few weeks ago that Baby won't have a stocking. So I took it upon myself to make sure he has the best one my money can buy and I can make. I found this kit online to make for the baby. Then I decided, that like my sister's family who have coordinated stockings, I wanted a similar situation for mine, so I found one for Soder too. I am excited to get going on the project and hopefully I won't be deterred, but I am not going to lie to you, my heart did sink a little when I saw the back with all the little pieces and bits. (it is a good 3 inches thick!) This very well may be the reason we only have one child.


Mandy said...

How fun! I'm always starting new projects like that too. I cross-stitched stockings for my whole family. I only have Olivia's to make now and I'm done...yay!!! If only I can find the time to work on it. It might take me a few years...

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

One of the great things about being a mom (at least for me) is that it gives you a perspective you never had before. Finally, you can really and truly appreciate your mom.

The bad news? Liam probably won't appreciate you until he's just about your age. But that's okay.