My guys (all of ’em) seem to have trouble putting together a decent outfit.
Things I have said:
That doesn’t match… you can’t wear stripes and plaids…
yes, but your shoes don’t go with that… your shirt is on inside-out…
I don’t care if the colors match! Basketball shorts and a button down shirt don’t work together!…
So when Grant came to me and said “I picked out my own clothes, and they match!”
I said “Yes, sweetie. Great job! Chocolate brown on chocolate brown definitely match each other…”
How do I tell my kid that he looks like a miniature UPS delivery guy… and still praise the fact that he tried?
He is adorable! I say you print off a UPS emblem and make that his halloween costume! Just give him a package or two to carry around.
Hahaha!! You don’t! You just give him a high five. My 6 y/o dressed my 3 y/o the other day. They were both very proud. The shorts were plaid, the top had a crazy print on it… Note cute. They said, “There is orange in the shorts AND orange in the shirt!” I know how you feel!
Lynn@ The Vintage Nest says
this is just too too cute! It makes me wish my grown sons were little again. Some of the clothes hang ups they had…..makes me laugh this morning. Thanks for the memories. xoxo
Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist says
I can’t even speak about it.. mine is wearing plaid shorts and a plaid button down and likes the way it looks.. I can only hope he gets a stain on one or the other before we have to go out so I can insist that he change!
Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says
hehe–my girls like to wear striped pants with striped shirts–cause they match 🙂
that is SO funny!! My boy did the SAME thing a few weeks ago…he said “see Mom? Brown and brown”…I was like OH MY WORD
He’s right–they do match! 🙂 Just ask him–“What can Brown do for you?”
You know, my boys have gotten much more into clothes as they’ve grown older. My oldest two dress so well now! Of course, they have a good model in their dad. My husband is huge–6’7″, 235 pounds, and he works in the financial industry, so he dresses pretty conservatively. But he loves to dress well. Have you ever seen the book Dressing the Man? Jack has it, and it’s such a fun read. Lots of photos of well-dressed men like Cary Grant and Gary Cooper. Fun!
Well at least you only have to buy a UPS patch and a clipboard to complete his Halloween costume!
Gotta love little boys.
Mine dressed himself yesterday in blue paid shorts and a yellow “Lego batman” t-shirt with red/white sneakers. Oh Boy!
Prudently Painted Vintage says
Too cute! Well at least you know he is listening to you right?!
My two and a half year old son insists on dressing himself now. It is pretty bad sometimes! My 11 year old however is a little fashionista. Maybe because she is a girl!
Oh. Mah. Gah.
HAHAHAHAHA!!! I have SO been there with my boys.
LOLOL! a little ups man! a chocolate bar! lol. well, i guess it is a start. there might be a long road ahead to get it just right. oh well! 🙂
At The Picket Fence says
Hilarious!! I totally agree with the other comments that this would make a great Halloween costume! 🙂
husband always explains to me that boys don’t wear OUTFITS. Obviously.
Sara @ thesherlockshome says
Love the Halloween costume suggestions! His “bucket” could be an open topped box with a label and pumpkin stickers all over it.
My GROWN stepsons (living with us) still can’t match colors or appropriate pieces. I gave up – as long as they’re dressed in non-shredded clothing and everything is covered that should be covered than they can figure it out on their own.
~ Laura says
He’s so cute!!!
Well, you know he’s listening…and trying!!!
Boys are just so cute…my son just turned 13 and looks to his older sister (only, btw!) for fashion advice!!!
At least it shows he has been listening! Ha! What a cutie!
Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia says
hahaha mini-ups-guy. Same here, I have to lay down what every guy in this house is going to wear
Ahh, what a cutie!! Even a mini ups dude! 😀
I’ve said those same things to all of my kids and husband. lol!
Oh, a good laugh right before bed — I’ll go to bed with little ups boys dancing in my head. I think he’d be adorable in anything–matched or not.
Kim @ Too Much Time says
Halloween costume ready to go. Just make him a fake computer signature thingey those UPS guys tote around and he is set!