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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Gangsters don't wear plaid.

As a mother, I try to have my child look nice. I want him to feel like he "fits in" so to speak. I don't want him to feel like the strange child in school, wearing the homemade jeans and nerdy buttoned-to-the-top shirts. (we all knew kids like that in school, right?) So, why is it, despite my best efforts, my son refuses to wear the cute stuff I buy him????

I absolutely love the style now with the cute plaid shorts the guys wear. I got my son a pair of brown and blue ones, and an awesome brown t-shirt to match. He looks soooo stylin'! So, why won't he wear them??? "I hate plaid, mom!" That's what he says, I hate plaid???? Come on, who's son are you? I adore plaid! I would wear plaid every day if I could! I had a million plaid skirts in high school (when they were in style), and even a pair of plaid socks! I still have them, though they are too tattered to be worn. :(

A while back, I had to convince him that although his long sleeved chamois shirt was very good looking, it isn't meant to be worn buttoned all the way up to the collar. It just isn't done. "Why, mom?" Because, it..... it.... it just isn't done!" I finally had to tell him that's how gangsters wear their shirts, and he abhors all things gangsters and bad, so he agreed not to wear it like that again. Whew! Now, how can I convince him plaid is good? Maybe I'll tell him gangsters would NEVER wear plaid.... then maybe he'll wear them. Reverse psychology has always worked with him!

6 comments:

Jess said...

I love the plaid shorts for boys too!! Although my problem is that Tim won't wear them and sites the same reason..."I hate plaid!" I don't think the gansta line will work on him though. :)

Heidi said...

Gangsters don't wear plaid...

LOL!!!! Oh man... I haven't laughed that hard in awhile... I think you *should* tell him that. ;)

Ryan and Shannan Hoffman said...

Too funny! Eason is a crackup!! He is such a little man. :)

Andrea said...

I love plaid, Wes made fun of my purple plaid capris until I gave them up. I just have to convince Wes to not put Dylan in plaid shirts that are all the way unbuttoned. He really likes to live in 1995. The grunge look is over!

Natalie said...

my son wears whatever is comfortable. if the shorts are comfy he will wear them. he doesn't care what they look like. right now he hates jeans. he is 12. all 12 year olds wear jeans, right? of course we live in turkey where he has to wear a uniform to school. it will be interesting when we move back to the states...if all the other kids are wearing jeans...will he?

Heather Gardner said...

Where did you get your plaid shorts for Eason? Todd really want to get some for himself and Caleb. I think they are really cute, but my son likes to wear swim shirts and basketball shorts with no underwear on to school. We have to fashion arrest him daily :)