Ok, I need a pick-me-up this morning. Let’s talk about something warm and fuzzy: kids.
I love seeing pics of everyone’s cute little babies on Instagram and Facebook. Kids’ clothing has come SO far, and it’s evident in these pictures. Babies and toddlers are often hysterically well dressed – in skinny jeans and fedoras, or dresses and rompers that I’d be happy to wear – at all price points!
But something happens to boys, once they start school. Gone are my days of dressing my boys like little mini hipsters (or whatever look I happened to be snorting over). Readers, you warned me this would happen – you warned me that one day Raines would no longer happily wear his banana-embroidered skinny pants and “I think I’m gonna kick it with my mom today” tshirt. I didn’t listen, I DIDN’T LISTEN. And this ‘something’ that happens….is called sportswear.
If I never see basketball shorts again it’ll be too soon.
To further complicate matters (at least around here), are Raines’ many Pants Problems. All pants – with the exception of the dreaded basketball shorts – are uncomfortable. They come up too high on his waist, they slide down too low, they feel tight on his ankles, they feel loose on his ankles, they are too scratchy, stiff, or too soft. Yes, even sweatpants are hated. Apparently, they feel too much like pajamas and THAT IS EMBARRASSING, MOM. We’re big on not being embarrassing right now.
So. How do I:
A. Find pants that don’t involve morning tears?
B. Let him express himself with sportswear and still look appropriate? (I have a strict no-basketball shorts policy when going out to dinner, parties, etc.)
Here’s the compromise I reached with both boys (although Pax’s style is so nuts, it’s more for entertainment purposes)…..