An ‘Expert’ in my sons eyes.

In Waldorf education, “(g)rade 6 focuses on doll or animal making through drawing, pattern-making, sewing and stuffing (modeling the forms from the inside-out). Attention is given to capture qualitative gestures in the animal kingdom and to arrive at harmony of colour and form in the doll. In creating the clothing for the doll, knitting, crocheting and/or sewing skills are practiced and brought to harmonious, artistic expression.”

My son, Toshman, is in the midst of making his Class 6 doll.  Last week he brought his doll home from school unfinished.  I was kind of surprised because handwork doesn’t usually make its way home until it is complete.  So I asked why he had been allowed to bring home his doll.  His reply actually made me blush.  He said that he had asked his teacher if he could bring home his doll to finish up the hair because he was having a hard time and wanted to get my ‘expert’ opinion.  I never in a million years could have imagined this conversation.  I am so grateful and blessed to have ‘Expert Doll Maker’ as one of the ways that my children view me.










11 responses to “An ‘Expert’ in my sons eyes.”

  1. Lisa Watson Avatar
    Lisa Watson

    That is one of the sweetest things I’ve ever read. Congratulations on raising such an awesome son!

  2. Donna Johnson Avatar
    Donna Johnson

    That is so sweet! He really loves and admires you. Nothing is like the love of a child. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Charla N. Avatar
    Charla N.

    Children are remarkable. My son asked me other day to make my famous bread. I figured out he was talking about eh box of mix I add water to and turn the bread machine on. To him it’s his mom’s famous bread! LOL. So sweet. We can do what we perceive as hardly our best effort and them we are amazing mommies! The things that don’t even show up on our radar can be huge to them. 🙂

  4. Kim Avatar

    He’s done quite an excellent job. What an early Mother’s Day gift… really, it’s a beautiful sentiment to know that your son thinks of your craft so highly.

  5. Sara Avatar

    That is so sweet.

  6. Jenn E. Avatar
    Jenn E.

    So sweet :). Thanks for sharing :).

  7. Cecile Avatar


    I would like to know more about Waldorf education, is there a website with regards to this. I would love to be able to teach my daughter how to make waldorf dolls – is there places that one can go learn at or maybe something online? (I am living in South Africa)


  8. Tanya W Avatar
    Tanya W

    Oh, this is such a great post! Having a son the same age, I love that your son came to you for help and prized your work so highly 🙂 So sweet. I find it amazing the things that my kids think I am the best at that wouldn’t even come into my mind.

    He’s done a fantastic job on his doll too 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. Brenda Bell Avatar
    Brenda Bell

    This is so sweet! He has done a wonderful job with his work!

  10. Rickiann Avatar

    You have one sweet boy ! N omg his doll is cute !!!

  11. Janet Avatar

    He is sweet and so is his wonderful doll…if he sells it…Iwould like to buy it!!!

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