Starting Him Early

I took Kiddo yarn shopping the other day. That is something that I haven’t done since he was super little. But, we were doing some school shopping, and ended up near Unwound a yarn store in downtown LaCrosse. I had heard from one of Husband’s relatives (a non-knitter) that the store was wonderful and I had to go in and check it out. Since Kiddo and I were in the area, I thought we’d pop in and see.

I was a little hesitant to take Kiddo yarn shopping. I wasn’t too sure that looking at skeins of yarn was going to be something that a rambunctious 4 year old was going to find entertaining. But, I really wanted to check out the store, Husband wanted me to check out the store (so the relative would stop asking), so I decided to chance it.

The store itself was lovely. If you are ever in the area, stop by, it is bright, the staff is friendly, and there is a great selection of yarns, a lot of them are local. I’m sure I will be going back again.

And, as it turns out, Kiddo is a natural yarn shopper. He didn’t complain about being bored and he didn’t run wildly around the store. Instead he looked at yarns with me, and kept telling me to buy them. He kept suggesting that I buy more yarn. The staff thought he was adorable, and let me know, as long as he was going to push yarn buying, he was welcome in the shop anytime.

I let him help me pick out a couple skeins of yarn. We selected a skein of Premium Draft Sock by Brew City Knits in a Harry Potter themed colorway of Hallow’s Grey (Slytherin). He also decided we need twoballs of Carnation by Carnation from JoJoland in Cornfield from the close out bin. We decided we could use it to make a stuffie for kiddo. He’s been requesting a puppy.

All in all, Kiddo must be a chip of the ol’ block, because he is a natural at yarn shopping. I also now know that I can take him for a quick stop into a yarn shop without causing major chaos.

A parenting win.


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