Girlfriend used to go to what we called "messy school." This was a school where the kids basically let loose. You know, they were allowed and encouraged to run up and down hills in dirty super hero costumes willy nilly (and there were rusty nails; trust me) and once, when a little boy attacked Girlfriend upside the head with some sort of Tonka Toy and I reported it to the, lack for a better word, "headmaster," and asked that the four teachers in the group watch him closer (that is all I asked), she trilled:
"We here are all a group, a family, and since Girlfriend is more balanced than this boy, it is a good thing. She will, over time, help balance him so he understands it is not okay to bonk children on the head, and further help him to discuss his frustrations rather than using tools to physically express himself."
(She didn't say "bonk," though.)
On another note: I've been knitting a pair of socks for a friend for nearly a year. I'm ashamed of myself. I used to knit a pair in a few days. But these days and normally, if someone isn't sock-worthy, I don't sweat it. But he's totally sock-worthy.
And if he only knew what he was missing out on (thus the source of my distress). I just bought a packet of six pair of socks for myself. Made by Hanes. The ones that I should be able to wear while running or whatever. Sized 4 - 11 Ladies. Yeah, right. Those suckers barely make it past my heel and I wear a Ladies 8.
Shoot. Do you think that the makers of those socks should ask a couple sock knitters a few questions?
Or maybe not. Otherwise those famous socks that all those silly non-knitters tell you that can be purchased at Target for only a few bucks would skyrocket to $38.00 for yarn plus, oh, oodles more for love and labor.
Mark, my love: Your socks are almost here.
Meanwhile. My book, Custom Knits Accessories is out. Will tell you all about it tomorrow.
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