"Would you like to wear this sweater that your Auntie M made?" I hold it up -- lovely, grey, textured, cotton sweater, expertly knitted and NEVER worn.
"No sanks," my son replies happily.
"What about this one that I made?" I hold up a dark grey and red striped rugby-style sweater, also cotton, very comfortable and (I think) worn ONCE.
"No Mommy." Another cheerful reply.
"What about the blue one that I made you with the cute doggie buttons? You wanna wear that one?" I nod hopefully, holding it up with its adorable matching hat.
"No! I wanna wear that brown one that NOBODY MADE ME!"
He grabs the drab brown fleece and runs out of the room.
- My interests include veganism and vegetarianism, health, ethics, politics and culture, media, and the environment. I have three kids; I teach college part-time, study piano and attempt to garden. I knit. I blog on just about anything, but many posts are related to my somewhat pathetic quest to eat better, be more mindful of the environment, and be a more responsible news consumer. Sometimes I write about parenting, but, like so many Mommy bloggers, my kids have recently told me not to. :) Thanks for reading.