This seems insignificant and inconsequential, but we found pants that N likes, and for whatever reason, this makes us all so very happy. The reason being that N is very particular about his clothes. Not in an overt fashion sense, but more in a quirky and meticulous manner. He doesn't like any of the clothes that we get him, and consequently, won't wear them.
The only pair of pants he will wear were the ones made for him by his grandmother. She had done a fabulous job in making them, but it's not realistic, or for that matter fair, to expect her to make his entire wardrobe every year as he outgrows his clothes.
As a growing boy, his pants are starting to get small, so I decided to act out of character and buy him whatever pair he likes at the store, under the condition that he chooses them and understands that we will only get them if will in fact wear them. This also meant that I was going to have to pay full price, which is painful, but sometimes necessary.
We headed over to Rugged Bear, which for the record is one of the greatest clothing stores ever, and looked around. It actually didn't take long, we found a pair he liked, he tried them on, and got them. He actually excited about them, and later when we met R for dinner, it was cold and he changed into them because he was wearing shorts.
Here we are, three days later, and I don't think he's changed his pants. I think we have a winner. Thank goodness for that. Now I want to go and get several pairs so he has a complete wardrobe, but one step at at time. BTW, he looks quite dashing in his new threads, but that's just my opinion.
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Peter Bartelt for the pic.