A mother has sparked a debate after she knitted a life-sized version of her teenage son who ‘doesn’t want to cuddle anymore’.
Marieke Voorsluijs, a textile designer, became an internet sensation after sharing photos of a life-sized knitted version of her son.
In a post shared on Bored Panda, she explained that her son has become more interested in friends, iPods and other gadgets than in her cuddles.
“My son is reaching puberty,” Voorsluij wrote in an article.
“We used to cuddle all the time, but those days are becoming scarce. Now he [would] rather hang with friends, play with his phone and listen to his iPod. Exactly according to nature’s plan. I am a good mother, so of course, I accept this, and I am happy he is a healthy kid.
“We laugh a lot about the stretching gap between his needs and mine. Him needing more of his own space and my covert needs to keep on smothering him with maternal love.”
The mom then clarified that her post was meant as a joke and she had no plans to replace her son’s cuddles with a knitted version of him.
Speaking to the HuffPost, she explained: “If I knew so many people thought this was really about getting more cuddles by a love-sick mother by knitting my son, I would have posted something different.”
Voorsluijs’ creations often include realistic knitted versions of daily objects like TVs, hams, and plans. She came up with the idea of making a knitted version of her son to test her needle skills.
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