Mom and professional knitter (duh!) Marieke Voorsluijs from Amsterdam felt pretty sad when her son reached that age when kids don’t want to hug their mom anymore. So instead of feeling crabby about it, Marieke knitted a life sized doll of her son she can hug anytime she wants to. Because when mom wants a hug she gets a hug, damn it!
Here’s a little more from Buzzfeed:
“I am a professional knitter who likes to knit weird things for my brand Club Geluk. We knit realistic everyday stuff with lots of details and even wrote a book about it. We knit hams, tv’s plants, etc. To set the bar a little higher regarding my knitting skills i thought of knitting my son. He liked it and we worked together on it. The reactions during the process were so diverse from creepy to beautiful that we decided to make some photos in real life to place the weirdness in context. It was a fun art family art project!
When it was finished we thought it would be a great idea for mothers with to much love for their children and need to cuddle. So they could knit there own cuddly son! My knitted son consists of: a knitted head with cap, hands with nails and watch, knitted trousers, a knitted sweater with an obstinate slogan, knitters sneakers and knitted ipod. Actually the knitted son has characteristics of both my sons. The other one had just grown so much during the process that the smaller one was only able to wear it when it was finished.“
Um, ok, LOL. I’m not going to judge because I have a feeling I am going to be THAT mom in a few years. In fact, I think I might be close to getting their as I have one child who is having a hard time letting me kiss her now. UH! I’m going to be an emotional mess when my children reach that age in which they don’t want their mama’s affectionate hugs, cuddles and kisses anymore. I might not be able to knit a life sized doll of them, but I won’t be taking no for an answer, either. No hugs, no cell phones. Or television. Or money. Or trips to the mall. Two can play at this game. LOL.
What do you think, Hot Moms?