Saturday, July 22, 2006
Little Things Matter
I finished a rug wall hanging for the baby's room yesterday. Until now, he had no pictures up in there. It's a latch hook, nothing major, of a smiley faced sunshine over a rainbow. It matches the colors of his room. I know, I know... by the time he's two or three he's going to have outgrown stuff like this...rainbows, really! But when I saw the kit I wanted to make it for him. When it comes to later on, I can move the rug to another room.
Apparently I was not irrational in my thinking that the effort would count for something, because my teenage son came in to view the rug and thought it was nice. I was surprised he actually liked it. He's into anime and goth stuff, and dragons and what not. But there was a wistful look in his eye that mothers don't miss. Envy. Although he did not say so, I could tell that to him it was the love that went into it that counted, not the actual picture. It was the fact I did this rug for the baby.
I still have edits to do and a book to finish, but I decided after this I will make a rug for my oldest. I honestly didn't think he'd want one, but now I believe he's of the age to appreciate it for what it is. I've already started hunting for a kit that has a tiger or a dragon theme. I think he'd appreciate it even more if I can find something that shows I actually pay attention to his personal interests.
On another note, it's raining again. I better go make sure the windows are zipped on the Jeep.