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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

We kinda, sorta, don't agree......

This is how my son would prefer to go outside.

Well, I should rephrase that-if he really had his choice, he'd be outside in shorts, a t-shirt and flip flops or crocs.

He must take after his dad, cause it's certainly not after me. I'm the one who's always freezing with socks and sweatshirts and piles of blanket.

I've stopped fighting with him. He's old enough to take off what I struggle to put on him and I lose anyway guess you have to choose your battles.

It is embarassing in the grocery store though when every other person makes a comment about your son and his shorts and how he must think he lives in Florida not the freezing Northeast.

We've come to a semi-compromise and he's been humoring me wearing his fleece jacket outside.

Not my first choice but I'll choose my battles and he'll come in if he's cold.




and linking up to Weekend Bloggy Reading with Amanda at Serenity Now

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21 comments:

Amy said...

Thanks for you kind words.. I am feeling pretty good.. I love this battle. Like you said if he is cold he will come in. Some battles are just not worth it.. Have a great day..

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh, he's so cute!!! We had a friend growing up who wanted to wear his snowsuit outside. In July. ;)

Bella Michelle said...

OH my goodness, my youngest is just like that! "Never cold"...yeah, right!

Turley Times said...

Visiting from the Serenity Now blog party - the snowpants, mittens, and bare arms look is pretty adorable. :) I'm pregnant with my first right now so I have yet to experience these types of struggles...but I'm sure I will be learning to pick my battles soon enough! Have a good weekend.

Hannah

Amy said...

It is just so cold here.. We are staying in. Have a great snow day.. I hope you get some more time in.. Have a great weekend also..

Richella said...

Hi there! I'm stopping by from Amanda's party. . . and I just had to laugh at your photos. I have three boys, but they're big now--19, 17, and 13. You're darn right you have to pick your battles. And I'd say you've chosen well. Looks like you're doing a great job with that little darling!

Katrina said...

Hello! Saw your link on Serenity Now (the blog party!) and just thought I'd come on over to say hello. I, too, am just trying to "keep it all together -- everyday -- and I don't always succeed, but that's okay, too. I have 4 boys and 5 girls. And YES you certainly do have to pick your battles! I so agree with that. It's funny, but with my first three kids, whenever we headed out the door I made sure the hair was brushed, all were in cute, matching outfits, with shoes to match. Now? Um...I call it a good day when they all have shoes on once we make it into the car. We have a box of spare flip-flops in various sizes in the back of our van...because it's happened more than once (about fifty times, actually) where we will arrive at our destination and as we are ready to get out of the car, one child will speak up, "But I don't have any shoes on!" So matching clothing and neatly combed hair are not at the top of my list of importance these days. The list looks more like this: all nine kids in the car? check! does everyone have some kind of shoe on their feet, matching or not? check! does everyone have pants on? check! (oh yes... that happened once, too. The child was wearing a long shirt and I just assumed he had shorts on underneath. Didn't find out that he was bare-butt until we got to our destination. You would think he would have said something (he was 4 years old at the time) -- and can I just ask, why is it always the boys who do things like this? My girls are far too modest and just "care" too much to ever leave the house without something covering their lower end. Even my little two year old right now will get out of the bath and immediately say, "Put my clothes on!"

Paula said...

I don't blame you one bit for picking your battles. My friend's little girl currently wears her pajamas almost every day. Her mom says it just is not worth fighting over!

Wendy said...

What a cutie!

Visiting from Serenity Now!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hey, Dawn. I have to echo the others and say that you are wise for picking your battles. I've learned that it's not worth it to fight over whether or not Michaela Byrd can wear a tutu over her clothes when we go out. ;) Thanks so much for linking up to my party! :)

laughwithusblog said...

He'll learn one way or another! :)

Amy said...

Have a great week..

Amy said...

I am not sure about the whole sign thing either.. Oh well.. Have a great day..

parentingBYdummies said...

My #3 is sorta the opposite. Well, he hates wearing his thick coat too, but he wears snow boots year round. Even to the beach! He's like my little Napolean Dynamite.

Amy said...

I did have a full bladder way too full. It was awful.. All went well though. Thanks for your kind words..

Amy said...

Have a great weekend..

ModernMom said...

Too cute! I think you found the perfect comprimise. Sometimes it's just not worth the fight. :)

Angie said...

I'm glad my kids aren't the only ones that think Winter is for shorts and summer is for long pants. :)

Amy said...

the storm hit us for sure.. Staying warm though..

Amy said...

Thanks for the kind comments..

FrouFrouBritches said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one dealing with this. My 6 year old FREAKS when he has to wear anything besides his crocs. UGH! Drives me insane! I jsut started putting socks on underneath them and making him look like the dorky old man that wears black socks with sandals. HA! You definitely have to pick your battles! I completely understand.