April 13, 2012

Substance Over Style

It’s Friday. Which means the favorite clothes have been worn and the kids are reduced to bargaining with their dad over what they can and cannot wear. Normally, this back and forth is with Swee’Pea. I have often said that I could hand TheMonk a garbage bag with holes for arms and a head and he’d put it on with no argument.

But not today.

It’s threatening rain here in paradise – so our normal shorts and t-shirt attire is out of the question. Unfortunately, the entire week has been a bit chilly and TheMonk has worn all of his pants. I am skeptical when he tells me he has no pants left so I check his drawer. Sure enough, there is one pair of jeans in the drawer.

I pull the stylishly faded jeans out and hand them to TheMonk. “But Daddy,” he says. “I don’t like those jeans. When I put them on, they squeeze my booty too much.”

Upon closer inspection, I realize that these jeans, bought with love by Grandmother, are tapered and would probably fall into the “skinny jean” category of fashion.

“Okay, Buddy.” I laugh. “Lets dig some jeans out of the hamper to wear. I don’t want your booty to be squeezed.”

Now let’s just hope he doesn’t learn of the sagging jean trend. Then I’m really in trouble.


  1. Poor Monk. Oh, and Poor Monk’s Booty. :)

    Comment by RobMonroe — April 13, 2012 @ 7:59 am

  2. K, after four million rounds of arguing about jeans, has been informed that the next pair of jeans that she owns will be purchased by her. Without involvement by me, mom or grandma. This makes Colorado weather interesting…

    Nothing wrong with wearing a pair of jeans for a second day that week though. :)

    Comment by A — April 21, 2012 @ 8:55 am

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