When This Woman's Son Grew Up 'Too Fast', She Did The Unthinkable...
Parents, if you don't want your kids to grow up so fast. Here's a solution: just knit a new one.
When Marieke Voorsluijs's son hit puberty and stopped wanting to cuddle with her, the textile enthusiast decided to knit a life-sized version of her son
Marieke, who works as a designer for a knitting shop in Amsterdam was inspired to create a doppelgänger of her son when he began to ask for more personal space
“We used to cuddle all the time, but those days are becoming scarce. We laugh a lot about the stretching gap between his needs and mine. Him needing more of his own space and my covert needs to keep on smothering him with maternal love. I am a textiles designer and he often helps me and has great creative ideas. So we started to fantasize how we could visualize this puberty gap. So I suggested to make a cuddly version of him," said Marieka.nymag.com
According to Mashable, the replica is actually a wearable costume rather than a fully stuffed toy. So, maximum cuddling can still only be done if the son dons his yarn likeness.
We wondered how long did she take to knit this. To her son if you're reading this, please pay more attention to your mother!
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