Cute or Bizarre? Woman Creates Life-size Replica of Her Son To Cuddle With When He's Not Around

A Dutch woman has knitted a life-sized replica of her teenage son as he no longer wants to hug and and instead spends time hanging out with his friends.

Marieke Voorsluijs from Amsterdam is well known in The Netherlands for making unusual creations out of wool.

So when her young son said he no longer wanted to hug her all the time, she decided to put her skills to use and create a replica.

In a blog post to Bored Panda, Ms Voorsluijs said:

"My son is reaching puberty. We used to cuddle all the time, but those days are becoming scarce. Now he rather hangs with friends, plays with his phone and listens 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. I am a textiles designer and he often helps me and has great creative ideas. So we started to fantasize how we could visualize this puberty gap. So I suggested to make a cuddly version of him!

"We are always making and creating stuff and I love to knit unknittable things. My husband is a designer too, so my son is very familiar with the process. My two sons love the project and helped with the making of the cap and, of course, posing. They always help with the projects I make for my work and private. And we help them back of course with their creative ideas."

Ms Voorsluijs can create almost any idea using her knitting skills, Daily Mail reports.