I bought Sam some new clothes for school last week as he’s been living through the hot Georgia summer with pretty much only three pairs of shorts and a few t-shirts to his name. It’s really not been a problem up til now because most of the time he is running around the house with just his underwear on because it’s been so uncomfortable in the house with just a single window ac unit running. Now, school says we have to keep three changes of clothes in his cubby for the teachers, and so that was his entire wardrobe accounted for and me thrown into a panic!
I didn’t buy him anything too fancy because he just needed something to wear, not model in. I’m not going to worry about whether he comes home from school with his clothes covered in paint or dirt. Sam’s going to school to have fun, learn, have new experiences and get into things, and that doesn’t really correlate with staying clean and tidy. I did however find one particular shirt hard to resist and it somehow snuck into my basket. It’s very cute and has a monster eating socks on it. This shirt I would have a hard time with if it got ruined.
Sam seems to approve of this shirt too. I was most bemused to hear him talking to his Daddy while I was in the kitchen. Poking my head around the door frame I saw that he was insisting that Bill remove his t-shirt: “shirt off Daddy!” Bill jumped to comply as it’s not unusual for Sam to want to get naked before he uses the potty. That wasn’t on his mind this time though. Sam then swiped the new shirt from the laundry…”Shirt on Daddy! This shirt!” and demanded that Bill help him on with the monster shirt! Once dressed to his liking he proudly strutted the living room admiring the monster on his chest and was happy.
Here’s Sam wearing his new togs and dressed up smartly at a party we went to last weekend. A bunch of Bill’s workmates were celebrating getting engaged or married, or something. The lady who was throwing the bash has a five year old son and so Sam got to come along with us and play with all the toys in Simon’s room while the adults gathered downstairs. He had a fine time with all Sy’s trucks and was quite the little mechanic going around “fixing” all the cars.