"Mimi, can you sew some dresses for our barbies?"
Picture this...three sisters on Christmas morning sitting by the tree and excitedly opening individual boxes of the sweetest barbie clothes, personally sewn by Mrs. Claus herself, with the tiniest little buttons and snaps on the softest fabrics, many that resembled some of our mom's articles of clothing.
I wonder how much time Mrs. Claus spent on crafting these clothing articles. I wonder if she mindfully thought of each girl as she stitched tiny, little seams. I wonder if she knew that years and years later, the little girls would still remember the excitement of that Christmas morning.
It wasn't until I became a parent myself that I fully appreciated the time spent on these precious, homemade, gifts of love and the hands who lovingly created them. Did "Mrs. Claus" wait until after we were tucked into bed at night or did she squeeze in moments between household chores and duties throughout the day? I suspect she did both. Because that's what moms ... I mean, Mrs. Claus ... do/does.
"Yes. I can make a couple of dresses."
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