Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Can't find @%!!@! Jeans to Fit the Kid!

What is it with kid's jeans? Shouldn't they all come with elastic waist-bands until .. hmmm.. I don't know -- puberty maybe - when girls start to get curves and jeans can stay in place.

It is frustrating because I love the look of cute, little appliqued jeans on cute, little tousle-haired girls. But I guess that won't be happening anytime soon because if pants don't fit Lu perfectly then she can't wear them; or as she says "they are too fitting.." (whatever that means!).

But in my quest to get Lu out of her usual wardrobe of frilly, pink princess dresses I thought I would buy some jeans. I have brought a couple of styles, brands and sizes home.. but they won't stay up on her tiny, lanky bod -- which causes her to stomp around, fists clenched around gaping waist-band, curly, blonde hair framing her intense blue eyes as she cries: "I want new pants!!!" But wait I say, let me get this ribbon and fashion you a belt... yet all the belt does is dig into her cute tummy and cause the waist-band to gape even further.

Ok.. I give up. Why should it be so difficult to find jeans for a 3 year old?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Summer is Over!

I am probably one of the few people who will admit this: but I am glad to see the end of summer. Goodbye - farewell -- good riddance!

Ok... I do enjoy the warm weather (not too warm though!), and the everlasting sunny days and all the fun things you can do in the summer, but I hate the bugs and humidity and the clothing more! I do... the mosquitos and other biting insects take over our out of doors for July and August, which means you have to drench yourself in bug spray to go outside - not fun with a three year old in tow! I also can't take the severe heat. Luckily we didn't have a lot of hot, hot days this summer... but there were a few smoldering and humid days that rendered me a sweaty, frizzy-haired, incapacitated, fried, overheated mess! It sucked and I am glad those dog days are gone!

Bring on autumn I say! I can wear jeans again, and my funky shoes and fun sweaters. I can get out hiking and admire the lovely fall colours. There is also something wonderful in the air -- the way it smells, the way it blows the leaves off the trees and the way it ushers one season into another -- just perfect!