The Long and Short of it...

>> Thursday, 6 May 2010

Me: "So, how about wearing shorts today? It's lovely and warm..."

Boy #2: "Weeeeeellll... Can I see them?"

I show him a pair of navy blue knee-length Gap shorts inherited from his older brother. (Thank god for shorts, by the way; at least they can't go at the knees). He looks at them critically; it's the first time they've seen the light of day this year and after a winter in snowsuits and thick trousers, they're probably not something he remembers.

Boy #2: "OK.

I help him put them on. He stands up as I do up the button, and glances down, then lets out an almighty wail.

Me: "What? What's the matter Boy #2? Use your words, what's the matter?"

Boy #2: "But... But... But..."

Me: "What?"

Boy #2: "But... what about the REST of my legs?"

Needless to say, he's wearing trousers today...


TheMadHouse 6 May 2010 at 08:01  

How funny, I got the school shorts out last night nad guess what it is raining this morning!

Glowstars 6 May 2010 at 08:42  

I understand his pain!

Muddling Along Mummy 6 May 2010 at 10:31  

Aw bless - Toddlergirl is the opposite, she's refusing to wear tights and keeps pulling her shorts out of the drawer (and it is not warm here)

Mwa 6 May 2010 at 11:15  

Russia must be getting to him. Can't keep mine out of shorts.

London City Mum 6 May 2010 at 11:55  

Shorts are the way to go now. Got so fed up with holes and patches have cut 5 pairs of Widget's trousers off at the knee...


nappy valley girl 6 May 2010 at 13:15  

We had that the other day with a T-shirt. Littleboy 2 kept trying to pull the arms down over the rest of his arms and saying 'why is my top cut?'.

Summer clothes, who knew they could be such a trial....

Sara 6 May 2010 at 14:06  

We were in the car the other day and my son, who is 17 months old, kept saying 'uck, uck' (stuck). I turn around and ask him what was stuck? He's sitting in his car seat trying to pull down his shorts, thinking they were pants and had gone too high. I laughed and said, 'oh honey those are shorts and sometimes you will see your knees when your sitting down.' He seemed okay with that answer as I tickled his knees.

Frog in the Field 6 May 2010 at 14:17  

Hi Potty!
I've set you a challenge at mine.
Hope you're ok?

Potty Mummy 6 May 2010 at 14:25  

MH, well, if it's any consolation this conversation took place yesterday and it's blxxdy freezing here today!

GS, don't we all? (Shorts are Looooooong ago in my past, I can tell you!)

MAM, maybe tights under shorts?

MWA, you're probably right. Time to more somewhere warmer? (But it will be so much less entertaining)

LM, I'm brandishing a pair of sewing scissors over Boy#2's jeans as we speak.

NVG, well at least they HAVE some; all my summer clothes are still in the UK!

Sarah, you toddler accepts direction? You're blessed...

Frog, am fine and will be over shortly! x

Tattie Weasle 6 May 2010 at 15:25  

I love it! I am sure it is a boy thing too. Bog Boy has to have two vests come hell or hot weather one for the day and one for the night???!!!

Expat mum 6 May 2010 at 16:59  

Yes, we're into shorts now. The man-child has grown so much in the past year that all his cargo shorts are way above his knees, which is not cool man. 9pm emergency trip to Old Navy last night!

PantsWithNames 6 May 2010 at 17:43  

Russia does that really cold winter to pretty warm summer in about 2 weeks thing as well? It's a shock being in England. What is this grotty inbetween state? We are so far from shorts weather here.

Wish we could spend more time in shorts. Fed up with the holes in knee thing!

Iota 6 May 2010 at 19:42  

Oh, PM, didn't anyone tell you? You're meant to leave the child's legs as they are. You're not meant to chop them off at the knee, just because of the shorts. Yikes. Hope there are good surgeons over there in Moscow.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings 6 May 2010 at 21:33  

No legs! They don't wear shorts with legs in Russia. What? Wait a minute? What was I talking about?

Seriously...that kid has been out of shorts for awhile.

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