Yes, that's true, I could buy him a book. In fact, I already bought him some books (which I had also been reading to him) even before he saw the glaring lights in the Delivery Room.
But. I thought, I want him to have something I made myself.
I was being slushy alright. (And knowing that I'm not much of a craftswoman, I won't be surprised be if you'd think) I - or that thought - was ridiculous, too. Call it a soppy thought of a first-time mom after a couple of weeks or so of giving birth to an adorable boy. (But then I know I could be slushy and soppy even without the postpartum issue.lol). Or call it whatever you want. But I really felt compelled to do a personalized something for my son.
Besides, almost two years ago, with the start of my two-month maternity leave, I suddenly found myself in an uncommon situation of sitting at home 24/7 with plenty of time on my hands. Inevitably, I also found myself wondering what to do in between nursing and diaper change. I decided I might as well do anything than be bored doing nothing.
So with a pair of scissors and resolute determination, I started to make that something - a visual learning booklet for the baby.
It's certainly not much, but it's made with all the love in the world. (Yay! See, I'm really soppy!)