“Mom, I HATE all of my sweatshirts with this outfit.”
“None of my shoes match this outfit.”**
Outfit?!?!? Who knew that I (and my lovely wife) could raise a boy so concerned about outfits. And matching. And having just the right thing to go together.
In case you were wondering, shoes like this
do NOT match green pants. Or grey pants. Or jeans.
Silly me. I thought that when you got new shoes you were excited about, especially as a kid, you wear them all the time. I guess I missed the memo. Or at least the memo that came with my uber-fashion-conscious kiddo.
So I’m learning. Slowly. It seems. And taking many deep breaths when we apparently don’t have just the right sweatshirt to go under the vest with the pants and the RIGHT shoes (hiking boots).
I guess Q is sending me the memo loud and clear now. I just have to remember to read between the lines. Oh, and don’t forget the fine print about sweatshirts.
**These, my friends, is the kind of statement I expected to hear, perhaps around 13. But five? Are you kidding? If this is five, I fear thirteen. Oy!