Niki and I had a date night – to sew together.  We looked forward to this for weeks. Niki’s finals were completed. The sewing room was moved upstairs.  We had the big boys occupied.  It was time to sew…or so we thought.

Gabriel was not on the same page as us though.  It went something like this:

Gabriel played in his bouncer for a little bit.

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Gabriel went to sleep for a little bit.

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Then mommy was instructed how to cut out a pattern correctly instead of the self taught way.

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Then Gabriel kicked up his feet on the sewing table while mommy fed him.

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Back to sleep for a little longer before he woke up and mommy completely missed Niki teaching her how to sew on a sleeve correctly because she glanced over at Gabriel. (No joke. Niki’s seriously fast at sewing.)

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I decided I may need to do my sewing when Niki’s not around if I want to retain my poor, self-taught habits since she makes me go back and do it correctly.  I’m not sure if I like the tables being turned on me.

Want to know Niki’s response to all of this?  “It’s ok mom. I won’t judge you when you sew. You didn’t have YouTube back then.”

Wow.

My ambitious sewing plans were just that – ambitious.  I’m not going to complain about Gabriel being a mommy’s boy after all the attachment issues I’ve had with the other boys but he is definitely teaching me to slow down and just enjoy the moment.

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Night gowns for three of my nieces

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Gabriel’s stocking