Bribery

I wanted to get a picture of Zeke in his new hat. Because, let me tell you, this hat caused me endless trouble. Mostly because I thought, hey, I will spice things up and crochet it from the bottom up. This is not the logical way to make a hat but I guess after 2 successes already this season I was getting vain. It ended up way too short for my son's apparently bulbous head. And as I explained to Josh in my frustration that I was going to do thus and thus and thus to fix my mistake he said, very innocently, "Wouldn't it be faster to just start over?"

I am very ashamed to admit that I let my pregnancy show a little bit at that moment, folks, because judging from the speed at which my husband back peddled THAT comment, the look I gave him must have taught him to remember his mortality. I am even more ashamed to admit that he was right. Yes, it would have been a lot faster to just start over, not to mention less frustrating and more productive, with the added bonus that the stripe would have ended up in the correct place, and not slightly too high. But I was in no mood to admit my mistakes so far as to actually START OVER. And I was justly punished by 2 days worth of frustration and pulling out stitches.

So, when I finished the hat today, I was pretty excited to be done with it and show off my handi-work. Zeke was less excited to be a model.

He was more interested in playing.

I am not very ashamed to admit that I ended up bribing him with my Crystal Light. A sip for a smile.
Uhhh...you gotta do better than THAT buddy.

There's my cheesy boy.
Sometimes I wonder if its just me, or if he really IS the cutest kid ever.

11 comments:

Jennspiration said...

Oh.My.Gosh...that just made me smile in one of my worst days ever! Good job on the hat!

Jennspiration said...

And no, it isn't just you...he is the cutest kid ever...(well that is next to my kids!) hehe

Trippleaaa said...

That is such an adorablke hat, I wish I was that talented. I love the visor! WHile I am just a tad partial to my own son, yes, yours is VERY cute!

Lacie E. said...

super super cute. I need to work on my yarn skills this puts me to shame!!

the-questess said...

Hehehehe :-D

Of course, you know, my kid is the cutest in the whole world.... but I will admit that Zeke's smile is pretty danged fantastically adorable.

;-)

Equidae said...

I suppose your kid will always be cuter than others haha but yes he is truly cute and that hat is beautiful!

sandy said...

He is adorable and the hat is so cute! :0)

Jennifer said...

He is pretty darn cute.

Holly said...

I would hope that every parent thinks their child is the cutest! I am pretty sure my child is the cutest! ;)

But, I can relate, I have been having a lot of hat knitting that has been very frustrating lately!

Thank you for sharing!

Kim said...

I love the hat!! Now I'm even more excited to have you make me one! And while I do think Preston is the cutest kid in the world, Zeke is a very close second! :P

withoutadornment said...

Such cute photos! The hat is pretty impressive.