Little Man’s sweater, continued….

The boy’s Christmas sweaters still are not blocked. I was just about to do it this afternoon when I decided to give it a second try with Little Man. Here’s how it went:

KM: Can you try your sweater on one more time for Mommy?

LM:(screaming and running away) NO NO NO NO NO!

KM: Can you just tell me what’s wrong with it?

LM: It’s too furry!

KM: What’s that supposed to mean? It’s not furry.

LM: It’s too soft!

KM: What’s wrong with soft?

LM: Let’s just throw it in the garbage….(said very sweetly, as if this was a reasonable statement, as he stuffed it in the bedroom garbage basket)

At this point he was distracted enough by his broken turtle lamp that I managed to get it on him. He noticed about a minute later, took it off and informed me it was yucky. He’s also grown about two feet in the last month and now it’s too short on him anyway.

Knittybaby tried his on and happily babbled away as if it were the best sweater ever.



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7 responses to “Little Man’s sweater, continued….

  1. Anonymous

    I can see your son saying, “Let’s just throw it in the garbage.” I’m sure he was smiling. He’s still alive. You are a wonderful mother.

  2. Anonymous

    Now thats a teenager in training!

  3. Guinifer

    Take solace, and perhaps resign yourself. My boys are 10 and 14 and they have worn nothing but knit tee shirts since they could speak. Collars? Forget about it! Buttons? Unspeakable!!! Turtlenecks? The HORROR! I’m lucky if I can get them to tuck!! (I long ago decided to choose my battles, and they are polite, thoughtful and generous so tee-shirts? OK. As long as they consent to a collar when we go to grandma’s for dinner.)

  4. sp9 pal

    your kids make me laugh. 🙂 they must be a hoot to have! hahaha

  5. Deborah

    You must submit this very scientific test to the Institute on Man’s Study. Too soft… that just proves testosterone poisons the mind’s of men.

  6. Diane

    Don’t you just love it when people appreciate all your hard work? Throw it in the garbage.

  7. Kate

    Oh my word. Let’s just throw it in the garbage! Don’t worry you can torment him with this when he’ s a teen. It’s allowed. Really.

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