When I was in college, I rode the city bus to classes.
There was this one seat that I liked, right behind the middle door of the bus.
I don’t know why that particular seat was so appealing to me. I never gave it much thought, but I can tell you that if someone else’s fanny was in my seat when I boarded the bus, it could wreck my whole morning.
I’m a creature of habit.
I find a thing I like, and I go with it.
If I like a particular author, I read every one of her books.
I like a certain dessert, and I make it my mission to try 300 variations on the same theme.
If I like a certain artist
, or crafter
, I pine for all their pieces.
I order the same favorite dish in restaurants. Sometimes I think maybe I’ll mix it up a bit, try something new, but then the waiter comes, and I blurt out, “Hacked Chicken Salad!” (an unfortunate name, if ever there was one), just like I have the past 10 times we’ve visited Mirabelle
I can’t help it. I like what I know, and I know what I like.
This isn’t anything new for me either. My mom says that when I was 2, I ate pretty much nothing but Cheerios for months on end.
So, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that I found a shirt
that I liked, and I went with it. I’ve made SIX and there are two more on the way. In my defense, a few of them are for my mom.
It also shouldn’t surprise anyone that my little apples haven’t fallen too far from their tree.
Every morning I hear the same thing from my littlest. He wants Jelly toast, milky, and a PEEP show
(also an unfortunate name). We don’t have TV, so he watches it online. There’s only ONE episode a day, but he’s perfectly happy to push play on the same episode as many times as it takes for Mama to snap out of her morning fog and move him on to something else.
They have their fashion habits too.
They want Bandana Pants, and they want them in every possible fabric choice. I think our house now boasts about 15 pairs. Five for each little set of legs. That ought to get us through the summer, right?
So, I’ve decided that I really ought to be setting a better example – exhibiting a more adventurous spirit, really pushing the envelope and getting outside my comfort zone.
So, wait for it….
I made a NEW pattern. Welcome to Simplicity 2931!
This pattern even included really scary words like, “interfacing” and “gathering”. I’m really pleased with it though.
So pleased, that I might make another one.
Or three 🙂