We hate short shorts!


Max hasn’t worn shorts since the summer of 2011, and then it was only grudgingly, and for very short periods of time.

So this morning, as it’s so warm out today (and I couldn’t find any clean trousers that fit him *cough*), I figured it was about time to try the shorts again.

We have 3 pairs lying around, from last year when he point blank refused to even let me near him with them, so out they were fished from the bottom drawer, it was Go Time.

As soon as he saw them, he started crying. Saying “No! No no no NO!”, but by this point, it’s habit for him to shun anything he’s not used to, so I persevered. (That’s a Thing now, being able to persevere. I’d forgotten what it was like to have the energy to do it!)

He wasn’t happy, but let me put them on him, and stood sort of resigned, doing his grumbly cry, and was Not Happy with having to wear the shorts.

We got to nursery, and he was ok (we’re WALKING to and from nursery again finally, go Max!), but got upset the longer we had to wait.

Bad Mummy got the timing wrong and we were 5 minutes early… whoops!

By the time we were able to go in, he was in a full blown meltdown, but the staff were wonderful and knew exactly what to do. As always!

And by the time I picked him up 2.5 hours later?

I had my happy boy back.

And he’s sitting on the sofa next to me now, with his sticker book resting on his (bare!!) legs, wearing his shorts, and being adorably snuggly all at once.

You’re getting there, little man!

You’re doing SO well.

Mummy’s proud of you!

And giving herself a wee pat on the back too.

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    • Marylin
      May 21, 2013 / 5:21 pm

      Thanks sweety! *hugs* You’ll be at the MADs, right? So I can get a real live Pippa-hug? 😀

  1. May 20, 2013 / 11:35 am

    Amazing – it’s the little things that show how far he’s come, isn’t it?

    • Marylin
      May 21, 2013 / 5:22 pm

      So true, Sally!Do you know, my little man is starting to properly TALK?
      Like, actual wee sentences!!
      Ok so they’re not that coherent yet… but MY BOY IS TALKING!!!!

  2. May 20, 2013 / 6:32 pm

    Well done you! Well done for persevering & super well done to Max for allowing to be stretched out of his comfort zone!

    • Marylin
      May 21, 2013 / 5:22 pm

      Thank you Monika! I’m so proud of my wee man – he’s doing so well! 🙂

  3. May 20, 2013 / 7:55 pm

    The persevering. Ah yes. Well done with the shorts.

    • Marylin
      May 21, 2013 / 5:23 pm

      I’m so glad I have the energy again to be able to help him with things like this.It makes *such* a difference. 🙂

  4. May 25, 2013 / 7:42 am

    The thing is, we can’t have the energy to try all the time, but we do need to prod ourselves once in a while and remember we can change things some times, hen the time is right – for us and them! Just doesn’t come around as often as it does for the NT children 🙂 must just say though… Shorts? In this weather??!! 😉

    • Marylin
      May 25, 2013 / 9:57 am

      It was verging on HOT on tuesday!! Like, warm enough to actually sweat just standing around outside kind of warm! 😛

  5. May 31, 2013 / 4:51 pm

    Great that you feel you have the strength to persevere again now, and yay for shorts!

    • Marylin
      June 1, 2013 / 10:24 am

      It’s a great feeling for sure! 😀 x

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