>> 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..."
Boy #2: "But... what about the REST of my legs?"
Needless to say, he's wearing trousers today...