I told myself, "Self, let's not make anything for Christmas this year." I know, ridiculous. But, as I have said before, I have a precarious balance between working out and crocheting. Deadlines for crochet projects definitely throw off the balance. Plus, I doubted my kids would even notice, let alone care if I didn't make them something.
I got Isabelle's Christmas list.
She wants a friend for Hobbes.
I made Hobbes for her for Christmas last year.
How can I say no?
I got really excited about it at first. I mean, what would you assume should be Hobbes' friend?
I started scheming and looking at pictures. I tried to wrap my brain around how to make his hair. And Isabelle came by, so I showed her what I was looking at. "This is Calvin, he's Hobbes' best friend!" She said, "Oh. Can he be a girl?"
"What I really want is you to make Hobbes again, in pink. So he has a girlfriend."
A little bargaining and discussion and we are avoiding a pink Hobbette.
But he IS getting a girlfriend.
Aaaaaaannnnndddd, I just don't feel right making Isabelle something and not her sisters.
Olivia's getting a unicorn. And Zoe is getting a zebra unicorn, because Santa is going to disappoint her in her request for a pony (a real one, she specified), so maybe getting the only Zebrunicorn in the world will make up for it. Zebrunicorn. I made that up. You have to pronounce it right... it's not Zeebrunicorn, it's short "e". Zoe pronounces Zebra like the British... like the name Debra. I made it up, I make the rules of pronunciation. OK? =)