October 22nd, 2008

Eat my young

Growing boys

Can someone tell me how a kid can grow such an immense amount in the course of about...a week?

Michael has been eating a ton lately, so I saw a growth spurt was coming. I just didn't think it would be so drastic. I went to help him with his shoe a couple of days ago, and when I felt his leg I was surprised at how big and solid it was. A hefty young man's leg instead of a little boy's leg. This morning, I noticed that a pair of pants he chose for school were a bit too short.

That brought me to this afternoon. As soon as homework was finished, I offered up a star on his chore chart if he would help me 'go through all of their pants' to find out what fit and what didn't. Amazingly, almost everything without a stretch waist wouldn't fit and they were all too short. I ended up having Matthew come to see what still fit him, weeded out the clothes that didn't fit, and took them into the resale shop. I used the money they gave me to buy several pairs of pants that I figured Michael could grow into.


Grow into? The child who I SWEAR was wearing a size 8 and still some 7's fit perfectly into most size 10 pants! Without waist adjustments. Because he used to be so skinny, I got one pair that were slims and I can't fasten them. He can't wear slims anymore.


I don't look forward to trying on the long-sleeved shirts when it gets cooler.