Note to self #168

>> Monday, 5 September 2011

It's a good idea to check that the new tracksuit bottoms you have bought for your older son fit before the day he actually needs to wear them to school.

Otherwise you will find yourself - having discovered at 7.45am (on a morning when you are flying solo in the child-care department) that despite being marked 'Age 6 - 8' they are too big for his skinny frame and refuse to stay up even with a t-shirt tucked inside the waist-band - frantically searching for a needle & thread to take them in.

Too skinny at 8 for size 6 - 8 tracksuit bottoms? He clearly gets his body-type from his father, is all I can say.


BNM 5 September 2011 at 08:46  

It is also a good idea to find child's school shoes and not leave it until 7pm the night before! Luckily we found them!


MsCaroline 5 September 2011 at 09:41  

When they hit adolescence, you will find that clothes and shoes that fit them just days before have been outgrown overnight. In this case, though, you are pulling the t-shirt down over the waistband, since the trousers can't be buttoned anymore. Not to mention that they need to be pulled down to cover the ankles so that they don't look like capri pants. And of course, this information is brought to your attention just moments before you have to be at the church and there is no chance to purchase replacements. Do not ask me how I know this.

About Last Weekend 5 September 2011 at 21:56  

Yes we are trying to find a slightly smaller lad for all these floods I just bought. Somehow no matter the sze they never seem to find their way back to the store...

I'm So Fancy 6 September 2011 at 09:01  

Safety pins and selotape? That's tragic yet hilarious.

Potty Mummy 7 September 2011 at 09:46  

BNM, oh, I hate that one!

MsC, wouldn't dream of asking you... (but point noted for the future)

ALW, it's embarrassing when that happens and you go through the stuff to give away to charity and realise these things have never been worn, isn't it?

ISF - wait - do you have a spy cam in our house?

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