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I’m a lucky girl

No, not because I’m pregnant. ANYBODY can do that, right? Right? Hey, who just virtually slapped me?

No, I’m lucky to have some kick-ass friends. I’ve written before about J and OBF (Other Best Friend). They are both super amazing people. In the past month or so, each of them has given me a baby-related gift that totally made me burst into tears. Not just because I’m hormonal, but also because these gifts say so clearly I love you, and I am happy for you, I GET you.

J’s gift requires a bit of backstory. I have a small collection of Holztiger wooden animals. They look sort of primitive on the internet, but in person they are really beautiful. They are also super fun to play with because they stack really well. See Figure 1 (showing about a third of the collection).

 J is an engineer. When he visits, he always spends some time stacking the animals, and creates incredible structures, usually while quite drunk. Not long ago he sent me this, with a card reading I saw this and thought it should be added to your stack. WAAAAH! Tears.

And, at Christmas, OBF sent this.

Which turned out to be a tiny hand-knit cardigan with little appliqué elbow patches! ELBOW PATCHES, PEOPLE. Oh MAH GAWD! Where can I get me a baby PIPE?

22 Comments Post a comment
  1. OMG…ADORBS! the elbow patches? too frickin' sweet. :)(p.s. many sincere thanks for your really insightful and reflection_provoking comment today. my head is swimming in all of this, and it is so helpful to reframe my perspective a bit…. thanks! xx)

    January 14, 2011
  2. AL #

    Love both of the gifts so much! I cannot get over the elbow pads – adorable:-)

    January 14, 2011
  3. Holy crap! How great are both of those gifts?! I looove the elbow patches.

    January 14, 2011
  4. JB #

    The professorial sweater goes great with the gift I had in mind — baby's first laser pointer. I covet that sweater…totally.

    January 14, 2011
  5. You think that porcupine appreciates riding a raccoon? I think not. An abomination pile of animals, for starters. Sheesh. Okay, they are ADORABLE and the stork would have had me in tears. You are blessed with an abundance of loving friends. I sincerely believe that has NOTHING to do with luck and everything to do with you just being that awesome to attract great people.

    January 14, 2011
  6. cgd #

    So lovely. I especially love the elbow patches. So cute!!So glad that you are surrounded by people who are starting to celebrate your little bunbunP.S. thank you for all of your comments and support, you never fail to make me laugh and smile:)

    January 15, 2011
  7. Jem #

    What adorable presents! Of course it show how much they love you!

    January 15, 2011
  8. JC #

    I was just saw this online at Ga.p and had to show you!http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=63265&vid=1&pid=805159&scid=805159002Anyways, those gifts are awesome, perfect. =)

    January 15, 2011
  9. AWWWW!!!! Those are both so awesome!! 🙂

    January 15, 2011
  10. That is just too much cute. It's illegal in 39 states, you know. :-)You have great friends. Elbow patches!

    January 15, 2011
  11. You DO have amazing friends! Elbow patches – oh wow.

    January 15, 2011
  12. You ARE a lucky girl! Those are awesome gifts. Nothing like people who really get you and are great gift-givers to boot.

    January 15, 2011
  13. Baby clothes are so damn cute! That cardigan will be even cuter when you stuff a little baby inside.

    January 15, 2011
  14. WAAAAAH those are great gifts, Bunny. YOu are truly blessed to have such thoughtful friends. That cardigan is incredible. There is no way I could knit anything that well. Elbow patches = love.

    January 15, 2011
  15. Oh bunny!! Those animals freaked me out a bit how they are all stacked up. And the tree!! the tree is upside down. I don't know why this disturbs me so. But stacking aside, the toys are wonderful. I have a fondness for wooden toys. There is something sturdy and honest about them.The stork, oh the stork just made me go all weak. So cute and appropriate.The cardy is THE BEST. But I agree with misfits, you're not lucky… these are the kinds of friends you rightly deserve. xxx

    January 16, 2011
  16. A stork! Awwwww! I love it. And the cardigan with elbow patches is so sweet! I love that your friends get you and are celebrating with you.

    January 16, 2011
  17. Beautiful gifts. And there's something about receiving beautifully-made, considered, to-keep-for-always things in a world where so much is plastic is just…well, it's deep. I love those block animals (and I love the idea of someone assembling them under the influence:)

    January 16, 2011
  18. I'm with Misfits — say you're "fortunate" instead of "lucky." You made these awesome friends. I'm so happy for you!

    January 16, 2011
  19. Such sweet thoughtful gifts for Bun Bun! Doesn't it just melt your heart when your friends show their love for your little one? I love those wooden toys and the sweater is just too perfect for the child of a prof.

    January 16, 2011
  20. Aw, both gifts are so cute and thoughtful.

    January 18, 2011
  21. Once again, a woman after my own heart. Those are so dotey. Ah.

    January 18, 2011
  22. So sweet! Also, I'd have sworn we have the same figures, for our Nativity scene, but the name is quite different. Odd. I'll have to look into that.

    January 18, 2011

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