Monday, August 11, 2008
An apron for Molly
Some of my favorite words are "Mom, can you make .......?" How many times as the kids grew up did I hear, "Mom, can you make me a look like a ninja turtle?" "Mom, can you make me look like Jix?" Jix was Sara's imaginary friend and how was I supposed to know what Sara's imaginary friend looked like? "Mom, can you make me into Prince Charming?" "Mom, can you make me elf clothes?" "Mom, can you make us into Tarzan and Jane--in an hour?" "Mom, can you patch this shirt?" "Mom, can you make these pants into climbing knickers?
I LOVED it! One of the most wonderful gifts that I received from motherhood was the confidence that I could make just about anything. It may not have looked really great, but there was no limit to what we could whip up and sometimes it did look really great (I'm thinking of the Prince Charming costume here).
It makes me especially happy to think of the kids having things that I made for them to take along when they grow up and go away.
A few weeks ago, Molly asked me to make her an apron before she went back to college and her job at an ice cream parlor. She picked out a pattern and some material and tonight I managed to put it together. It is so cute, just like Molly.