My sister has three boys. Two have summer birthdays, approximately two weeks apart and the other has a January birthday. Last year for the summer boys, I made a few roll up pillowcases as gifts. Six months later, when the youngest has his birthday, I totally forgot what I’d done for the others. Anyway, he got a really cool handmade sword that the father of one of my co-workers makes.
This year, we vacationed with my sister and her boys. The older two brought their awesome handmade pillowcases and Sawyer, bless his heart, had a brown pillowcase.
“Aunt Bethany,” he asked sweetly, “can you make me a really cool pillowcase?”
Yes. I felt guilty.
Late last week, while the boys were staying with my parents, I whipped out a pillowcase for him.
All pirate-y and very much Sawyer’s kind of thing.
I think he liked it.