Monday, January 25, 2010

b00bs, but no pictures

I finished a couple of knitted b00bs (spelling change to get rid of the perverts that google things...), but I have no pictures. I was planning on taking some last night, but we dropped by my in-laws yesterday, to take them some dinner as well as some of the freezer meals. I had the b00bs with me in my knitting bag, but wasn't planning on showing her yet - I thought it might be too early in the process for her. But she asked how they were coming along and did I have them with me. When I brought them out, she laughed and laughed, and could not put them down. The surrealness of the whole thing hit me when my father in law says from across the room - "toss me a b00b, I want to see what it's like", and a lilac cashmere/silk b00b goes flying by my face.
She wanted to keep them, as she wanted to show the surgeon and nurses tomorrow before the surgery. I'm going to say no, for the sake of a few pictures? Of course she could keep them. She said she'll give them back to me in time for show and tell at out Guild meeting, but if they make her laugh, then she can keep then as long as she wants. They are hers, after all. I'm going to make a few more - different colours for different outfits.
We've talked to our son, and given him enough information for him to process this, without overwhelming him. It's a fine line to walk. Plus co-ordinating with the other siblings about how much info they are giving their kids. The siblings are pulling together. We all have our strengths, and we are trying to take advantage of this.
Tomorrow will be a difficult day. I have to be at Disney in the morning, which will help with stress - keeping busy is the best thing. I expect emails and phone calls throughout the day, and we'll do the best we can.

5 comments:

Brenda said...

You are a wonderful daughter-in-law. You and your MIL are lucky to have one another.

KnitTech said...

Thinking good thought for the MIL. Hang in there.

Needles said...

You thought you were giving her the gift of b00bs, but you gave her the gift of laughter. Pwerful stuff. My thoughts are with you guys today.

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know you are all in our thoughts today.
Nancy

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