What happened was that…
– his father and grandfather took him to see a ski race
– they didn’t have any tissues, plastic bags or anything similar on them
– they had to take the bus up the windy mountain path
– he got nauseous
– there, on the mountain, in the bus, the only “receptacle” they had at hand was the hat
– he puked in the hat (it was that or all over the other passengers)
– the father rubbed out the hat in the snow to clean it a bit
– when they came back home, the father rinsed the hat under hot water to get it a bit cleaner
– when the mother came home, they gave her the hat to wash in the washing machine
– the mother put the hat on the “wool” cycle
– the hat came out of the machine in a size more suitable for a Barbie doll than for an 8-year-old boy
What he did then was that…
– he cried inconsolably
– he spoke to his grandmother, and told her that she must tell on his father to his auntie, and that she must please please somehow convince auntie to knit him another hat for his birthday (which is in a few weeks)
And what happened to auntie then was that…
– her heart filled with joy. A hat can easily be reknit, but to know that it was loved that much, well that is just something you don’t get every day.
Aww that’s lovely!
Aw poor boy. He must have been devastated. How wonderful to get that kind of feedback, we get it so rarely.
8-year-olds rock :-D
This is such a great story! I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Poor boy, but way to go, auntie!
Wow. Now that is someone who really deserves some hand-knit woolies!
That is so sweet! :)
Big smile…that is so great!
OMG! Ended up reading this through my fingers! D: Bless him though!
I hope they don’t put the replacement hat in the wool cycle again.
How wonderful that he loved his hat so much!
Poor boy, he certainly knows the worth of a beautiful handknitted present.
I’ll guess that said auntie will be happy to comply with his wish!
Awww, so cute, he really loved the hat. If only everyone was so knitworthy. Now you get to knit him a new one and practice the jogless stripes.
Great to hear he’s so knitworthy. Machine-washable yarn this time?!
Talk about finding the silver lining!
poor little boy! Kids are so sweet!
That is so adorable! And also kind of hilarious, and I say that as a person who has a history of barfing at inopportune times.
Funny. And sweet:)
:) nice story, also nice told :))
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