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When This Woman's Son Grew Up 'Too Fast', She Did The Unthinkable...

What happens when you don't want to let go.

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Parents, if you don't want your kids to grow up so fast. Here's a solution: just knit a new one.

Yes, KNIT.

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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

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This mother has invented a simple solution to help parents cope with their children pulling away as they go through puberty. And luckily, all dear old mom and dad will need is a ball of yarn, some knitting needles and a lot of extra time on their hands.

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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

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“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.

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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.

Erm... don't really see the resemblance.

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The yarn boy is not a fully stuffed son — it's a wearable suit — so the true cuddle ability of it is still dependent on one of Voorsluijs' sons wearing it.

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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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