First of all, the last shop update was amazing today! Things flew fast - 50 sales in less than a half hour. A huge thanks to everyone today who was there, I really appreciate it.
To celebrate my last day making items for others, I did something special for my son.
You see, he actually has very, very few of my toys. Something I completely regret and plan to amend over the summer. He has several "rejects" that were messed up and I couldn't sell but he has none of the best stuff. He didn't even have a wooden cell phone until two days ago! I'm a bad, bad mama indeed. Mostly, it was because I figured I'd keep on making it all and would give him stuff as he showed more interest. That time has finally come! For the first time ever he saw this very last batch and said, "For me?"
So today I set up a trail of acorns just outside our door.
He took the bait...
Which led to three totoros hiding in the plants!
Upon laying eyes on them he said, "Oh, nice Totoros there." I asked him if he wanted to pick them up and he said, "No, leave them lone." He didn't want to disturb them! Such a gentle boy.
I told them they were his to play with and with this realization he was delighted beyond belief.
They are from My Neighbor Totoro of course, the only movie we've let him watch so far. We also have this picture book which is great and follows the whole movie plot in 90 pages. He is fascinated by the whole thing and finds holes in trees on our walks and peeks inside to look for totoros. He says he sees them. I believe him.