May 24, 2006

Too Big for His Britches

One of my biggest pet peeves is when my children kick their covers off at night. It's not that they do it to bother me, I just hate the idea of them being cold. If I get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, I have to make the rounds and make sure everyone is covered. What I usually find is that Jeremy has kicked off his quilt and is curled up in the fetal position attempting to get warm. Joe is also found this way.

Last night as I was dressing Joe for bed, I didn't want to put his Joe Boxer short p.j.'s on him for fear that I would not wake up and he would somehow freeze to death in his own crib. I went to grab some other jammies but thought that he would be too hot. It's a very delicate science, this taking care of children thing.

I grabbed a lightweight Carter's sleeper with feet. I soon discovered that his feet were not going to fit in the jammies. I told him to wait a minute and I went to grab the scissors. "Joe," I said, "Mommy is going to cut the feet out of your jammies." He started to laugh and said, "Mommy cutting my jammies?"

I wacked the feet off and ~Voila~ perfect fit!

I stood him up, and put the jammies on him. He looked down at his feet and then looked up at me and said, "Ooohhh, Mommy! I look good!" I about died laughing! Where does he come up with this stuff?

Anybody watch House? What a wild episode! I can't wait to see what happens.

Look to the finish!

***Update: I have changed the comment box. If you want to leave a comment you may need to hold down the control key to get the window to open. :-)


Writing and Living said...

My oldest had a pair of jammies with cars printed on them. They were a thick, soft cotton. He looked adorable in them, and they were the jammies he wore to the hospital for surgery when he was 11 months old (just tubes in the ears, nothing major).

When he grew out of them, I would look at them in the drawer and think that I needed to put them up somewhere. I had so many memories of him in those jammies, they were so special, that I always wanted to have them.


One evening I was gone. I was, ahem, a little behind on the laundry. So while there were plenty of *clean* jammies, dh didn't know that because they were in the dryer. Sooo...

He cut off the pants. Made them into shorts. I came home and saw ds in them and about cried.

It's become a family joke, now.

sleeplessinoklahoma said...

OK, your little men are just TOOOOO cute!! Joe is so funny!! He always looks good!! & I can just picture him in his footless sleepers. I used to cut the feet out of my son's sleepers years ago (at almost 30 he has truly outgrown footie sleepers-much to my chagrin).

Blessed be....

Jersey Girl said...

Now that it's summer, his feet shouldn't get too cold. I remember cutting off the feet of your brother's blanket sleepers in January! Yikes! Do you think having had cold feet in toddler days has created "unnecessary baggage" in your brother's life?

Bridget said...

Yes, I watched House, I couldn't believe it. That was the weirdest episode. We just started watching it a couple months ago and we are hooked. I love reading your blog, you keep me laughing.

Rachel said...

What a funny story! Being the oldest of five children growing up, my pj's were always passed down to the next one in line. I don't think that my youngest brothers (twins) ever had "feet" in their jammies! :o)

Carrie K. said...

We are totally hooked on House. I stayed awake last night going over everything in my head and realizing that everything (other than him being shot) is up in the air after that!

momyblogR said...

Yes, it is quite a balancing act we do. Man, I hacked ALL my kids stuff, just to keep them in them longer, lol!

My son, NEVER leaves his covers on. I don't get it.

Loni said...

My kids too have learned from mom - and cut of the feet of brand NEW jammies. GRRRR . . . I guess they will be used more!

Shortly after our son died from the choking game, I saw House and it's story-line was about the choking game. I've not been able to watch it since.

My blog has moved:

CMB said...

We did the same to David's footsie PJ's. But it was not because of the temperature. My husband has a thing about 'things on your feet when you sleep'. He is so quirky! Love the new comment box!

Anonymous said...

What a cutie! Leo is constantly asking "dis look nice?" and usually answers himself "yeah, dat looks vewy nice" or "yeah, hansome"

All but one of my kids is constantly uncovered at night. (The other is covered, even his head.) I'm always pulling up blankets and re-covering everyone...even dh. I can't help it. *I* have to have a blankie to sleep, therefore everyone else must, too. LOL

We're headed to the beach next week - please tell me it's warmer down there than it is here? (Frost a few nights ago! Waah!)