Who knew that your little, sweet, innocent baby will one day have a mind of there own! Man! And it is hitting hard in our household lately. Let's just say that Evan has recently realized this power and it hasn't been *too pleasant*. I don't know who coined the phrase "The terrible twos". Obviously someone who hadn't waited until that child hit the 3 year mark. Because, I will just say it, Evan was an amazing 2 year old. I didn't have any problems with him. But the threes have been a challenge. One of the lighter issues recently, is what he will be wearing to bed. Now, let me just go ahead and say it, because most everyone who knows me, knows that I am a little obsessed picky with what the boys wear to bed (just as picky as what underwear Evan wears :-)) Most moms that I talk too who have multiple children say that they are just lucky if the kids have pajamas on and matching is unheard of. But not in my household. I make it a point every night - even if Jeremy is putting their jammies on-to make sure tops and bottoms match. Not just match color-wise but what the original set was as I purchased it.. And if Jeremy, heaven forbid, puts them in jammies that don't match, I sorta have to go find a mate and change them. I told you! It's just a weird thing I have going on.
A few weeks ago, Evan rocked my little perfect matching world. He informed me that he would no longer be wearing pajama bottoms to bed. But instead he would be wearing his "basketball shorts just like Daddy."
Wait a minute! When did Evan get a mind of his own. And when did Evan have enough nerve to so matter-of-factly tell me what he would or would not be wearing. I tried to convince him that pajama bottoms (especially ones that matched their intended tops) are so much more comfortable. But he didn't buy it.
After all, one of us (Jeremy or I) still have to help him get dressed, so I still should have a say in what he wears right? Even though, he picks out his daily outfits, but for some strange (yes I admitted that already) reason, I am having a hard time giving up jammie control.
So what is a mom to do?
Well, go out and buy him some basketball shorts, obviously. Because the other thing I didn't mention is that the boys don't wear anything 2 nights in a row, even if they stay immaculately clean. So only having one pair of basketball shorts still fit from last year is completely inexcusable. Fortunately The Carter's Store was having an AMAZING sale and all the basketball shorts were $5.00 so I scooped up many pairs! He insisted on having a black pair and a red pair but didn't care what other colors I got him. I ended up getting him a pair in each color that had his size.
See, I am not unreasonable :-)! He gets to wear basketball shorts to bed but I STILL insist he match - ha! Over bearing? Not so much! I at least make sure the pajama top matches in color with the basketball shorts he chooses every evening. It's a compromise, right?
Now it's your turn...what are some things you are having (or had) a hard time giving up control on? (I want to hear the silly ones! Just so I know I'm not the only one - ha ha)