Archive for November 14th, 2007

On the bright side of pants that won’t stay up

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

The other night, I noticed that the pants Reid had on kept falling down. It was kind of frustrating since this is the second year that she is wearing them and still they don’t fit properly. Now don’t go thinking that I shouldn’t have put them on her last year because the pants she had been wearing were all high-waters. We have cold winters here in Ottawa and her ankles need the protection. In the last year, Reid’s waist measurement seems to have stayed the same but she is thriving, so that’s okay.

In any case, I hiked up her pants. Again. And noticed that when the pants were pulled up to the appropriate place, Reid was once again properly dressed for a flood. It’s good, then, that Reid’s pants slip down. People seems to find droopy pants to be stylish but too-shorts pants less so.

Pack’em up, move’em out – Works for me Wednesday

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer has written that she is switching her boys’ clothes from one season to another and is feeling at the end of her rope over it. She inspired me to write about my best ever seasonal – or size – clothing switch.

 Last week when Grandma Joyce and Aunt Karin were visiting, I sweet-talked Aunt Karin into joining me in Reid’s room while I went through her drawers. Aunt Karin packed up the clothes that I was designating as “too small” as I set them aside. She even got through a backlog pile of clothes that had been piling up.  When we left the room, Reid had drawers full of clothes that fit and were warm enough for the Ottawa fall and winter and Aunt Karin had boxes to pass along to friends and family who have smaller kids.

My recommendation for switching seasonal clothing:  invite your sister, tag team the project and get the boxes right out of the house. I usually falter on the last step.

Farmer Paul’s straw man – Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Reid and the giant strawman the Farmer Paul built
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