A Forge and a Purse. That’s All We Need. Oh, and Cake. Plus This Candle. And a Bow Staff. A Unicorn.

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13 Responses

  1. Lil says:

    LOVE the bag. I’ll need to borrow your boy sometime.

    But I do beg to differ on one point: One can never have too many bags.

  2. Joanne says:

    The trying phase of baritone sax possibly excepted, there is nothing hard to take about this boy.

  3. chlost says:

    Twelve is a magical age. I love kids that age. Thanks for sharing him. I loved shopping with him, and I hate shopping. The green bag is perfect.

  4. jenny_o says:

    I do so love this post. You have captured the best of an almost-teen gentle helpful boy so very well. (Or girl. Either can both be like this at a certain stage.) Do your kids know that you write about them? What a treasure to give a child.

  5. ilyanna says:

    I was doing great until “He will always be part of my pulse, yet I will miss him forever.” The keyboard is now well salted.

    My boy will be 13 dreadfully soon, and he’s suddenly started transmogrifying from boy into young man and the process is so beautiful it hurts to watch.

    Thank you. And your purse is fabulous, dahlink.

  6. alexandra says:

    I love your post.

    And I love your kid.

  7. Shelly says:

    I love every nuance, every word, every lovely, heart squeezing place of mother/ son bond in this gorgeous piece. You’ve got quite a son and he’s got quite a mom. I enjoyed this so much I came out of blog retirement to comment.

  8. Maria says:

    Oh, dear. I can’t do the lime green, but I SO wish that I could. I want to be the kind of person who slinks around wearing a lime green purse, but no…I lack razzle dazzle. I always buy the SAME kind of purse and I am addicted to them. I have to have really soft leather and it has to be brown. And it has to have lots and lots of little cubbies for my keys, my meds (type one diabetic…it can get crazy…) pens, and ipod. I can never find one that I like for under 200 smackers. But, I love it that your son is so good at all of this and knows you so well. My daughter would show me two totally weird looking saddle bag thingees and then sigh and walk away….

  9. Green Girl in Wisconsin says:

    Shoot. I’m all verklempt now and weeping a little.
    Nailed it, the whole business.

  10. kmkat says:

    Whacking glowing rebar with a hammer, helping Mom pick out the right purse. Multi-talented, that guy. And totally lovable. (As are you, m’dear. And is that his favorite cousin lurking the background?)

  11. Bone says:

    Please tell me it took you 427 painstaking hours to complete this post. Gorgeous.

    The dead lizard line was (one of) my fave(s). Also, I don’t believe I’ve ever uttered these words to anyone before, but love the purse.

  12. Meg says:

    That is a fabulous purse, but better yet is the personal shopper! Some woman, some day, is going to be so grateful to you for nurturing the Renaissance in your Little Man.

  13. Meg says:

    That is a truly fabulous purse, but better yet is the personal shopper! Some woman, some day, is going to be so grateful to you for nurturing the Renaissance in your Little Man.

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