As a mother of one boy and three girls (and being an academic) I know I can
not statistically sound test if the behavior of my son is stereotypical
boy (I would need at least 30 kids) but I do have a hunch that holes in
trousers is more common with boys. I think my eldest daughter never had
a whole on her knee and my son seems to have at least one per week! The
pile of trousers that had to be mended was growing and the wearable was
shrinking in a dangerous rate. Is it just me or is creating something new much better than mending something, even if mending takes less time? I seem to keep avoiding the mending-pile as long as possible.
I had not mended trousers yet, but I did
pin a few nice patches already. I challenged myself to patch every
trousers in a different way (not all got pictures). Both me and my son liked the results a lot,
and I suspect him of purposely creating a hole in the other knee of
green trousers a few days later because he wanted another monster (which he got ofcourse). My
monster is not as pretty as many others on Pinterest, my main goal
was quick mending (especially because I suspected the trousers knees to
re-die quickly.). I have to say that the monster holds up surprisingly well, no new
mending of that knee has been necessary for a few weeks (knocks on
For those who do not recognise it immediately (I would be among those
people) the purple "thing" is a squirrel. I clearly have to practise my
embroidery skills, I suspect that my son will deliver enough practise
material for me to quickly become a pro. Fortunately kids have a big
imagination and a squirrel is a squirrel if mommy says so.
Another reoccurring cloth problem in our
household (and I presume with most household with eating kids) is folds!
My kids seem to love ruining especially new cloths with folds that do
not wash out anymore. Last week I tried something new, I simply cut
small harts out of transfer foil and ironed them on some black spots.
Like with the trousers I think the shirt became even better.