Handmade mittens for school: one day’s dirt

There is a halo of dirt on these that the camera is just not picking up...There is a grubby halo of dirt on these mittens that the camera is just not picking up, from one day at school.  J needs some waterproof mittens because the hand-knit-by-his-mother variety are having it pretty rough.

One thought on “Handmade mittens for school: one day’s dirt

  1. You have reminded me of a long ago page in my life:

    I had a little four year old foster child who had already been taught to “stay clean all day”. I sent her to preschool and after a week the head mistress informed me that she would not go out and play on the grass or on the the play structures. No amount of encouragement would make her join in with the other children.

    I asked her why she didn’t want to play with the other children and she said: “I’m not allowed to get dirty.” To which I replied: “Going to preschool is for running and playing and making new friends! And these are your play clothes, so you can get as dirty as you like and I will wash them.”

    The next day I came to pick her up and she looked as if she had crawled on her belly, rolled in the grass and sat in the mud. OK, I was a little shocked at the site of her, but the joy of a full day of playing and having fun with new friends was evident on her face.

    You made me smile that you could see the need for play mittens and not a change in his activities. ❤

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