The other night as we strolled by the duck pond, Kees said, "I want a soft duck to cuddle." Well, did I need anymore asking than that? An excuse to make something cute that he might actually like? Or even play with? What a chance! So the next morning, fabric was ready for choosing, the machine threaded up in red, and we made a duck while Jimmy had his morning nap. And when it was all done, Kees threw it on the floor and ran outside to shovel dirt. Ho hum. At least Jimmy likes to suck its tail.