Two weeks ago, as I buckled the boys into their carseats - and it was 20 below zero outside - I saw four lily white legs sticking out from underneath the coats, hats, and mittens. Their pants were too short! Wayyyyy too short once the 5 point harness was buckled between their legs! Those pants were retired immediately after our outing that day. It's not that we don't have pants or can't afford pants...it's that nothing fits!
I know N has grown 1.5 inches in two months because he was measured for his pre-op physical last week. I'm positive his brother has grown about two because he's a smidge taller when they're standing still. (Snort, snort...standing still!!!) Suddenly, everything that fit - doesn't!
So we went out and bought some brand-spankin' new 24 months size pants for the boys. And guess what? They were too big! The waist is too big, so they slide down, the legs are a bit too long, so they need to be cuffed. But their old pants, which fit in the waist, are highwaters on them! What to do?
Break out the sweats. My boys will be wearing sweats...um...until they either fit into their 24 mo sized pants or shorts! Here they are sporting their fancy new fleece pants at ECFE last week. Funny how I categorize sweats - these are the "fancy" ones for going out, the plain grey everyday ones are for wearing in!
|N learns how to fill it up!|
|M is unsure about those pedals|
Kind of like the way I discovered the boys' pants were too small - in that I knew it would happen someday- we have finally admitted that this house, our beloved two-bedroom, first-place-we-bought-together, where-we-brought-our-babies-home townhouse no longer fits us.
Like little legs growing, it's happened slowly and inevitably. Suddenly, you notice that you've been trapped inside for three months, the kids are sick of their Christmas toys and they are racing their shopping cart and lawnmower around in circles - literally- CIRCLES! in your kitchen/dining/living area, once believed to be a "great room" or "open concept" and it hits you - WE. NEED. SPACE.
So, we're beginning the house hunt and we need your help, friends. If you know someone who would like to rent our fantastic townhouse- and it really IS fantastic - let me know! It's perfect for someone who needs small-to-medium sized britches, like a really sweet newlywed couple. Who would like a baby-bumblebee yellow second bedroom. And a two car garage. And a great balcony on which to sit in the summer and watch the dragonflies migrate overhead. With a beautiful view of the sun setting behind the church.
I'm praying for a nice big pair of britches for us this spring/summer. The boys need space for being boys, hubs needs space to work from home, and we need space for family to stay. Please let me know if you know where we can rent a place like that in the South of the River area.
I'll let you know how it goes. And thanks.