While I was working on one at an indoor playground, another mom came up to me. She told me this story.
There once was an old lady who had been sick for some time. While she was on her deathbed, she called her husband to her side. “Dear”, she said. “I must confess that in all our years of marriage, I’ve kept one secret from you. Go to my closet and bring me the box hidden on the top shelf.”
After much searching, her husband returned with the box. He opened it. Insider were two knitted dolls and a bundle of cash.
“What’s this!?” he exclaimed.
In a faltering voice, the old lady explained, “When we were first married, my mother told me that when I get angry with my husband, instead of arguing, I should just knit a doll.”
The husband, seeing that there were only two dolls in the box, was touched. He had tears in his eyes at the sweetness and love of wife who could be angry but twice in their 50 years together. “But, dear, what is all this money in the box? There must be thousands of dollars here”
“Oh, that” she said. “That is for all the other dolls that I sold.”