What a pleasant surprise

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Wiped Out, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I offered to take difficult child shopping for his 5th grade graduation which is tomorrow. First shock is he said yes instead of insisting it be husband that go with him.

    Second shock-I had suggested dress shorts and a polo top. He was adamant that he would not wear shorts and definitely not a polo shirt. I casually mentioned that husband had said the phy. ed. teacher's son was going to be wearing shorts and a polo. Once he was in the store he started looking at shorts and polo shirts which is what he ended up choosing.

    Third shock-The few times I do take him shopping he usually begs for more and more. He didn't do that tonight just got with me in line with no complaints or begging me for more.

    The only bad shock was the size of clothes he had to wear. I've mentioned before difficult child has gained about 35 pounds in the past year. Last summer he was in a size 10 pants and a 10/12 shirt. Today I bought him a size 16 shorts and a size 18/20 shirt. The poor guy is only 55 inches tall. husband and I have decided starting Monday (now that school is out) there will only be healthy eating choices-he is none too happy but he can't keep eating like he is.

    It was so nice to have a nice shopping trip with difficult child. We were in and out of there in about 1/2 hour:)
  2. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member


    Can you bring home trail mix and fruit instead of chips? I'm guessing your difficult child is a typical kid, into chips and burgers. I've found that lecturing is a very bad thing, so I just leave the good food out, and when everyone gets hungry enough, they start snacking on whatever is closest. :)

    I try to avoid all of that mall arguing for "more" because my difficult child will want everything on the shelves. I do a lot of mail ordering.

    My difficult child grew 4" and gained 20#s this yr. He's 5'1" and all legs. He even grew out of his baseball pants this season!
  3. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    What a wonderful shopping trip with difficult child.

    I am getting to the point where I can hardly take difficult child shopping - he is getting worse, not better in the hands on and "I want" departments.

    Perhaps he is learning that with cooperation, those trips go faster.

  4. mama2lexxie

    mama2lexxie New Member

    Sounds like a nice shopping trip!
  5. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Glad you had a successful shopping trip!
  6. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    What a nice surprise!
  7. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    I enjoyed reading your post...made my heart smile!
  8. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Wow. What a great moment :D I'm jealous! Cuz my difficult child 2 does that wanting-more-and-more stunt every time he's out with me, so I completely get it. He may have 10 pairs of shorts in his drawer but he just HAS to have another pair! He may have 4 pairs of shoes, but THIS pair is the perfect one for him... and God help me if I say no cuz the end of the world is coming...
  9. Christy

    Christy New Member

    A sucessful shopping trip is always reason to celebrate! Glad you were able to spend some positive quality time together.
  10. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?


    Its always good to hear good things from the difficult child front.
  11. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I hope this mornings' ceremony is just as pleasant as last evening!

  12. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thanks Everyone!

    It sure was a pleasant surprise and one I'll remember. The graduation today was very nice-we opted not to take him to the night program. Both husband and I think it's too excessive for 5th graders-they were catering in a meal and having a program and it would have gone till 8:00. Good thing we didn't go as the weather was horrible-tornado warnings and flash flooding-yuck!