Monday, October 11, 2010

Bye Bye Character Underwear

So there I was in Kohl's last week (enjoying the freedom that a 30% coupon gives one). When it was time to begin to shop for the boys.

I still love shopping for my kids. I realize one day soon, they will no longer want to wear the fashions that I have chosen for them. But until that day arrives (I was soon in for a surprise), I will continue one of my favorite "Mommy Jobs."
I had told the boys to follow Hubby so that they could pick out some new underwear. Within seconds, Scooter returned to show off the Scooby Doo and Transformer underwear that he just had to have. It's funny how some of the simplest of things can bring a smile to their faces.
Finally, Potter returned.
"I decided to get these," he said.
He handed me the package. "Wait a minute," I thought. Where's Scooby Doo, Sponge Bob, Spiderman?" They were absolutely plain.

"I didn't want the cartoon ones anymore, Mom."

What did I just hear? No cartoons. He still watches cartoons. Why doesn't he want them on his underwear? And just like that, I felt it. The overwhelming feeling that my son was growing up. And it was happening right in the middle of the underwear section at Kohls.

Suddenly I wanted to leave. Especially when I saw the look on Hubby's face. He was overjoyed. It was as if Potter just hit his first home run. I didn't get it. A guy thing I guess.

There are lots of first in a child's life, and for the most part, we look forward to them. This underwear thing caught me totally by surprise. And to be honest, I could have used another year!


Melissa B. said...

They do grow up fast, don't they? Now I just argue with my kids about their fashion choices. SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did!

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Jamee said...

Kids grow up so fast! Thanks from stopping by my blog and making my SITS day special!

The Jammie Girl said...

I refused to give up with my boys. Once they outgrew character briefs I switched them to boxers, and you know boxers are only cool if they have a nifty pattern. My eldest will turn 19 this weekend and I sent him a pair of Halloween boxers at college - he was thrilled!

musicalmary said...

Wow - this is my life! My daughter is way over character underwear and my son looked at me funny when I found cute underwear with aliens and tractors on them! I just found your blog and look forward to following your adventures!