Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Short sleeves :)

A funny thing happened yesterday...I sent Jamie upstairs to get dressed, and he shouted down to me that he couldn't reach the shirt he wanted to wear. I had just taken a load out of the dryer so I told him to just come down and get a shirt from me instead. He replied, "no Mama, I want to wear this new shirt to school!". I had no idea what he was talking about, so I headed up and he was pointing to a white short-sleeved shirt that my sister-in-law had sent for his birthday.

In most households, this wouldn't be such a big deal, but the thing is that Jamie hasn't worn short sleeves for 18 months! Yup, even on those 100-degree days in CA last summer he just wouldn't wear short was one of those things that wasn't worth fighting with him about (choose your battles, right?), and Iain and I always figured that he'd get really warm one day and cave to the short sleeves. It never happened - until yesterday! And then on the way out he says:

"Mama, I think we need to buy more of these short sleeves! They're great!"
Two Peas Blog Challenge: Name 3 things that are on your desk that shouldn't be: where do I start? Well, there's that tea cup from yesterday that belongs in the dishwasher, the pack of photo paper that I didn't put away yet, and the phone from my a bunch of other stuff....I guess I have some tidying up to do :)

Today's card is another creation for The Cat's Pajamas :) Have a great Wednesday!


Lynn May 16, 2007 at 11:02 AM  

I can relate to the short-sleeves. I have a 15 year old that won't take off his winter coat yet! Driving me nuts.
Great card!

BonnieRose May 16, 2007 at 12:42 PM  

I love the little sunflower, it's perfect!

melissa May 16, 2007 at 2:27 PM  

I guess you just had to wait it out, lol, so cute that he said that you needed to go get some more of these short-sleave shirts ;)

love the sunflower on the card

Raquel May 16, 2007 at 5:08 PM  

Love the card! I can understand about the shirts. My 9 year old goes through phases too.

Heather May 16, 2007 at 8:34 PM  

Are kids funny! Just little versions of the quirky adults they grow up to be! One summer when I was 3 I would only wear one dress. My mom had to wait until I was asleep to get it off me so she could wash it and I would wear it again the next day. By the end of the summer all the smocking had come apart on it!

Shadowcatcher May 17, 2007 at 10:20 AM  

Such a cute card! Short sleeves ARE pretty great.

Colleen May 18, 2007 at 7:43 AM  

Cute card! I agree with the picking your battles thing and short vs long sleeves was a good one not to bother with! Funny how they change their minds in an instant too!

Jill May 18, 2007 at 6:21 PM  

I love/hate when kids forget about something they've been fighting for or against tooth & nail!!! :-)

I've told parents in my class that some behavior that would be diagnosed and medicated in adults is actually quite normal in preschoolers...

Debbi May 19, 2007 at 7:32 AM  

xiGreat Story. Sometimes I wish my DD was little again so I could tell cute stuff. Guess I gotta wait to be a grandma/