Saturday, June 12, 2010

Growth spurt.

Gareth has had a growth spurt. Nothing fits him and because he is the only boy in the family he doesn't have hand-me-downs like his big sister. Being a boy he fails to see why he should get excited about shopping. There was a sale in our local Kmart so I dragged him along to buy some basics. He asked if he could look at the toys while I chose for him... No! I explained he needed to be with me to get the correct sizes.

He showed indifference as I picked up some bargain jeans, long sleeved tops with cool pictures on the front, a cozy fleece zip up top and finally, the dressing gown section... His eyes lit up. He ran his hands over the soft fleece and he deliberated between plain and stripes. This is the first year he hasn't gone for a dressing gown with a Disney character or super hero on it. He chose a sedate grey and navy and we headed for the check-out.

When we got home he ran upstairs and he got straight into his jammies and new soft and cozy gown. He stood in front of the bathroom mirror grinning from ear to ear.

"Mum... Look at me. I look handsome. I look like one of those men on the telly. What do you call them? You know, the ones that have won the lottery...."

"I look like a millionaire !!!"

5 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. "I look like a millionaire !!!" Love it! He must feel so grown-up!

  2. Yes because a good pair of jammies always makes you feel like a million bucks!

  3. What a cutie pie! Nothing like some new duds to make you feel like a million bucks!

  4. hummm... I want to look like a millionaire too? Love this story!

  5. What can a boy say? When you've got it...