Conversation with my three year old.
Me: Anna, I will make you a pencil case for your textas. Let’s choose some fabric!
Anna: Oh wow, panks Mum! (she can’t quite get her tongue around the ‘th’ sound)
Me: What colour would you like?
Anna: Pink please.
Me: What about for the inside?
Anna: PINK! *sighs*
Me: OK, what about the zipper?
Anna: *rolls eyes* MUM I SAID PINK!! Gosh! (said in same manner as Napoleon Dynamite)
Me: OK. So… how about pink then?
I used the same method as my travel document pouch to make this pencil case, but I added a ribbon loop so Anna can carry it around easily. The fabric is a pretty JoAnn cotton that was sent to me in a swap last year by my swap friend Brandi. It’s lined with a strawberry print poly-cotton.
I will forgive my cheeky Miss for her exasperation and demands for pink, as she now parades the ‘new pencil case Mummy made me’ in front of anyone who will pay attention. I will enjoy every second of that, as I’m sure there will come a time when she is hideously embarrassed by anything I make.
As well as the colour pink, Anna is currently obsessed with Babar the Elephant, The Lion King (when we play I always have to be Pumba – why?!) a tatty copy of the 101 Dalmations Golden Book and wearing summer dresses despite the freezing weather.
What are your kids obsessed with?