My oldest is learning to sew.  Her first project was a sock doll, she calls Quad.  The project book, Stupid Sock Creatures, labels him “Claude,” but I think Quad suits him nicely with his four bulbous appendages. We all figured this would cheer Erick up at work, so we’re making him carry Quad to the office this morning.  That in itself; the image of my husband dressed in a suit carrying the stripped sock creature under his arm, is enough to keep me smiling for the rest of the day.

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