T looked at the hall wall last night and stated, "We need to write on the wall!" He was referring to the spot we have used to measure him and sure enough it had been almost a year since the last mark. Interestingly, I was wondering how big he was earlier in the day.
We pulled out the ruler and pencil and T stood against the wall (fresh from the bath and au natural.) I only measured from the last mark, so still have to verify that it is correct. Next we pulled out the scale. I think it interesting that at 4 3/4 years he is a bunch of 4s for height and weight:
From About.com. T's 9 month 'birthday' is tomorrow.
Yesterday T and I went to Old Navy to shop. Almost all of T's pants have holes in the knees and a few are getting short on him. I patched quite a few pair, but have more to do and one or two to repatch already (new holes). As we looked at the items in the boys section (bye-bye little boys and toddlers!) our conversation went something like this:
Me: How about this? It has your favorite colors.
T: No. ... Can I have this mommy?
Me: No. ... How about this?
T: When can I have it? ... No
Me: How about this?
T: Ohhhhkayyyyy. ... I want this.
Me: No way.
T: Why not?
Me: It's ugly.
T: When can I have an ugly shirt?
Me: Never (or I think, at least not a really ugly shirt. I may relent a little if you love it and there is some sort of cool factor going on, or if it is really, really inexpensive. Then however I'll probably try to disuade you from ever wearing it.)
T quickly gravitated to some camofludge shorts and pants. I told him no though I am not 100% opposed to camo. He seems a little young to me though and I would rather buy them on a deeper sale. I told B later and after at first quesitoning my denying T, he understood my not wanting to pay full price. T also really, really wanted some athletic shorts in red and black. I only won that battle by being bigger...
We still spent $62 and came away with two pair of skinny jeans (at first he balked but I brought one pair to the dressing room and he liked how they felt better than the regular fit jeans which looked baggy), one pair blue 'khaki's', one pair red/black/white plaid shorts, one red/white striped T, and one Star Wars T (bye-bye Spider-man, Superman, and Batman).
Now T is badgering for Sketchers like all (ha) his friends have. Bleh. Apparently one or two have been saying they make them run faster. This follows on the continuing question of when he can have some shoes that light up. At least he has temporarily given up on having Spider-man, Hulk, or Transformers shoes.
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Do you see those big feet?! T's old Tsukihoshi sneakers were looking small and starting to be a little beat up and he wasn't wanting to wear them all the time like he had been. So, last weekend we made the trek over to our favorite independent children's shoe store with gift money from his Omi and grandpa George. One of T's feet measured at just under a 10 1/2, the other exactly a 10 1/2 (39 or 29? EU) so we bought some 11 1/2 shoes (!!). These gray, black and green were his favorite. I don't like the look as much as his older pair, and it's taken me a bit to get used to how big his feet look, but he is comfy and happy.
To show that he might be on a growth spurt he demanded a new sleep shirt last night. I'd slipped a comfy brown min-waffle weave on him with one of the pair of t-shirt lounge pants I'd made before he was two. The pants are now crop pants, which so far doesn't bother him, and the shirt was similarly short. "I need long sleeves! The sleeves are too short!" They were at maximum 3/4 length sleeves on him. I popped this striped anchor shirt on him which I purchased last Spring. The sleeves still fall just above his wrists, and the length hits high on the hip, but he didn't complain as this is a favorite. Once dressed be begged for a breakfast bar, saying he was hungry even though he finished dinner and a pre-dinner snack not 30 minutes earlier. Later, 3:30 am, middle of the night diaper change (poop - another story), and he was hungry again. Any guesses at how tall he'll be at Christmas? (He's 42" now)