My friend Val sent me some pictures of her little boy in the outfits that I made for him. Of course, some of them were too big, but as is the case with most kids, I bet he’ll “grow into them”.
And fair warning, look at these pictures and you are bound to get a cuteness overload. This little boy is the cutest little thing I’ve seen in a long time. He never cries, he always has this huge smile on his face and his eyes are as big as saucers and so bright and happy it makes you smile. Gorgeous kid.
And lucky kid, too, which is rare for a kid in Malone. But this kid hit the jackpot when he was born – he has the best, most wonderful mother any kid could ask for. She is the antithesis of the typical young woman in Malone. Not only does Val have like 17 jobs, but she also bakes cookies and brownies, cans her own pickles, takes care of her house, takes care of her husband and takes care of her kid, and she is forever sending me pictures of all the neat things she does with her baby – she takes him everywhere and does all kinds of interesting and cultural stuff with him. And if that isn’t enough, she also volunteers for things like the March of Dimes walk, in honor of her good friends who tragically lost their little twin girls when they were born prematurely.
Val is the one person in Malone that gives me hope that the world hasn’t gone nuts, and that I’m not just hyper critical of the teenage girls around here who have kids only to support themselves and don’t have any kind of work ethic and think that the world just owes them a living because they know how to reproduce. I’m so impressed with her and I’m so proud of her. And her baby is so cute and so wonderful that every time I see him I just thank God that he hit the lottery and got her for a mom. I would hate to see such a gorgeous and smart little kid living in the normal squalor around here, with a sibling 9 months older than him and a pregnant mother.
And, as I always say – I need to get some ugly kids to make clothes for so I can really tell if the clothes are cute – these gorgeous kids just make *anything* I sew look good.
The sweatsuit hoodie.
The overalls and shirt
The duckie pajamas
The duckie bathrobe.