My son came home after a kindergarten Christmas program with an adorable decorated sweatshirt that he’d never wear again. How is it that I didn’t take a picture of him in the sweatshirt? What a distracted Mom! Poor third child.
Neither of us were ready to just toss or donate the sweatshirt, but I could see that he was too old to wear it outside of the program.
I packed it away and wondered what I should do with it for several months. Then one day bing the light bulb went off.
A quick trip to grab a pillow form, about 15 minutes of labor and voila!
He has an adorable pillow that makes us smile every December when we get it out as we decorate the house for Christmas.
We chose to keep the neck on the pillow to clearly remind us this special pillow was once his actual sweatshirt.
Even 5 years later, this pillow makes us both stop and smile each December morning when my son makes his bed. A win-win-win (a keepsake, a smile every morning for a month, and a shared smile between mommy-now-mom and her son)!