Friday, February 17, 2012

Could I be a prouder knitter?

(Two posts in two days!  I know!  But I had to share this!)

Connor isn't much of a talker (yet?).  His vocabulary mainly consists of "mum" and "dad" (and variations of both), "Nanna", "nana" (banana) and "teddy" (pronounced ted-deeeeeeeeee).  And of course, "no" (nao!).  And the rest is pointing and grunting and the happy noise when I correctly guess whatever it is that he wants.

Yesterday, we went outside to get the clothes off the line.  Well, that was my plan anyway.  Connor decided he didn't want to do that, and with the handful of cars he had (yes, he carries his cars with him everywhere) he stood near the outside table and kept saying "NingNing, NingNing".  I didn't quite get what he wanted, because I was trying to convince him to climb up the stairs with me to the backyard and clothesline.
So he put his cars on the table and ran inside and climbed onto my lounge chair and looked over the side to where I keep my knitting (out of his reach).  And then it clicked - NingNing!  Knitting!  He wanted me to get my knitting and sit with him at the table outside!

Could I be a prouder knitter/mother?!

So the washing didn't get taken off the line (until later, thanks Husby) but we had a pleasant half hour sitting at the table, me knitting, him driving his cars back and forth.  I cannot think of a better way to pass the time!

28 comments:

Leonie said...

Love :-)

DrK said...

thats our boy! good to see he has his priorities right and is so supportive of his mums creativity :)

Bells said...

Gorgeous! So great. That's heartwarming.

jp said...

My heart just melted.

You must of been delighted.

Yay Connor.

LynS said...

Isn't it great that he has such pleasurable early associations for knitting?

2paw said...

Oh, I'm a tiny bit teary that he knows knitting!! That's just lovely and I think there should be more knitting with roads in your future!!

Dorothy said...

That's a lovely story. Sounds like Connor is enjoying your knitting too.

Sarah said...

Well done you - that careful training is definitely paying off :) Seriously though that's such a lovely portrait of a little boy who knows what happiness is about!

Yarna said...

Thanks for sharing that. How lovely that he understands that knitting is as important to you as his cars are to him!

MadMad said...

OK, honey, that is good on soooo many levels you just don't know it: not only did he SAY knitting, he WANTED you to DO it, AND you didn't have to play WITH him. That is just the best boy ever! Seriously. Now come fix mine!

Mereknits said...

Okay, you get the award for cutest story of the day. He is so sweet.
Meredith

Donna Lee said...

Smart kid. Make Momma happy and she'll make you happy!

del said...

Oh my, that is SO sweet. Must train mine better...

amy said...

Aw!!

I used to sneak in some knitting on the deck while my boys played in the sandbox (also on the deck). Sanity time, is what that is!!

Ruby Girl said...

Just precious!

Zena said...

This made me smile. Yay for Connor!

Maria Aussie said...

Awww, so cute. Made me smile and go mushy

Gidgetknits said...

Awwwwwwwww... the sweetest.

Faeryfay said...

Love it! :-) Just enjoy!

Olivia said...

Awesome, clever boy!

Linda said...

He is so clever! You have trained him well!!

kgirl said...

aww, what a gorgeous moment! thanks for sharing...

i love that he obviously associates you knitting with his mum-connor time too

Michelle said...

Damn! That's so cute! My stupid non-working ovaries just sighed a little, I swear they did.

Ning ning! Dying!

Lynne said...

This Grandmum just got tears in her eyes!

Ann said...

I feel so proud too !

Kate_knits_a_bit said...

Too cute!!!

Knitdra said...

What a wonderful connection and clearly Connor doesn't miss a trick!

1funkyknitwit said...

lol...priceless! :D