The things kids say....

>> Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My daughter is only four years old. She is still young enough to think her mommy can do anything. When she wants a hat she says, "my mommy can just knit it". When she wants a blanket for one of her "babies" we dig through fabric scraps and whip one up. One day she wanted a "kennel" for her puppy and after looking through the garage I found an box and quickly covered it in contact paper, lined it with a small pillow and blanket and voila we had a kennel for her puppy. My point is that my kids think nothing is too hard for mommy to make. While perusing the Potterybarn kids magazine she saw this photo

Her response..."mommy can we make this?"....."no honey, mommy can't make that".....
a small pause followed and then, "maybe you could just knit it for me, or something"
Yeah....or something :)
Knitting. The possibilities are endless.


Renee November 11, 2008 at 5:25 AM  

Oh, that's so sweet!

As my kids progressed into their teens it morphed from utter confidence I could make them anything into challenges ~ hey mom, betchya can't make that?! lol

affectioknit November 11, 2008 at 6:59 AM  

That's so sweet!

Anonymous November 11, 2008 at 8:15 AM  

Wow! Can you imagine knitting that! haha...what a sweet thing for a little one to say. That set up is pretty amazing. If I were 4 I'd definitely want it too! :)

Yarnhog November 11, 2008 at 9:40 AM  

If I had a daughter, I'd probably end up going into debt to buy that! So cool! But of course, in four years it won't be cool anymore and she'll want something else, right?

I do a lot of home improvement projects, including pretty major ones, and my kids used to ask me for all sorts of outrageous things. That changes as they get older. When I was installing the new floor in the kids' bathroom, my ten year old watched for a while and then said, "I guess we'll probably fall through the floor once in a while, won't we?" He was serious! (And no one has ever fallen through the floor, either.)

Jane November 11, 2008 at 10:14 AM  

Enjoy it now because once they hit middle school and beyond you will know nothing at all! But they will want you to do even more..just without talking to them :)

lucky knitter November 11, 2008 at 1:10 PM  

That is so, so, very cute!!!

Annie November 11, 2008 at 6:47 PM  

Go on...just knit that!
That's just too cute.

A Day That Is Dessert November 11, 2008 at 8:32 PM  

That is a beautiful story!! Sadly I can't even sew buttons (good thing my husband can sew!) so my kids just ask "can we buy that". You're setting a great example of self sufficiency.

sweetp November 11, 2008 at 10:12 PM  

oh that is priceless! she has such faith in you, very sweet

vanessa November 12, 2008 at 5:47 AM  

i was lucky, my daughter never morphed past the my mom can do abything stage.
i hope your sweet daughter stays the same :-)

Sarah November 12, 2008 at 6:39 AM  

How cute! Have you seen the knitted lace coracle that the designer Debbie New made? You probably don't want your daughter to see any photos of that, or you'll end up with requests to knit a boat!

Ann November 12, 2008 at 2:53 PM  

This reminded me of my daughters when they were young. Now that they are teenagers, mummy is supposed to know all the answers to their school work! Thanks for visiting my blog.

=Tamar December 10, 2008 at 6:27 PM  

It's pink and white, and it's a play house. Knit a pink and white afghan of something sturdy enough to be draped over chairs. You could even knit a square white window frame with a lace insert... oops ... I think I just talked myself into a project...

The verification word is "fantio"!

Anonymous November 16, 2010 at 2:17 AM  

'Maybe you can just knit it for me, or something.' Your little girl is so sweet :)

I bet it feels amazing to have a daughter with such faith in your creative abilities !!

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