March 28, 2009

It's Too Shirty


A typical morning of getting Gray dressed.

He has a reason to not wear every single thing in his drawer. And I'm just giving you a short example of his shirts. There are many more, and his pants? Don't get me started. Don't even get me started.

The first shirt you see is Too Buttony.

The second is Too Collary.

Third, Too Churchy. (And I hope he means that it's only for church 'cause guess what? He's totally wearing it to church tomorrow.)

The fourth is Too Donutty

And the last shirt is Too Dinosaury.


Oh, and finally? The one I got him to put on after I took the photo? Just a simple long-sleeved tee made of soft cotton and NOTHING on it, no picture, buttons, collar... he said it was Too Shirty.



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72 comments:

  1. Ugh! Thank goodness my kids still let me pick their clothes most of the time. Don't know how I got so lucky.

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  2. It cracks me up how little kids will care so much about their outfits!
    My almost-5yo-has been this way lately, too.
    Only he's wanting to dress up EVERY day for preschool.

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  3. Lol, that is too funny! I am lucky with my boys. They wear whatever I give them so far (knock on wood :) ).

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  4. Too shirty! That's good. I can laugh because I'm not having that conversation.

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  5. "too shirty" is quite possibly the funniest thing i have ever heard!!! :D

    xo,
    erika

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  6. hahaha! that is hilarious!!!! he is so funny!

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  7. Sounds like my sensory self even now... although my criteria are different. Shirts are either "too buttony" or "too scratchy" or "too taggy." I wish I could say he'll definitely outgrow it, but some of us don't! LOL.

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  8. Ooh, that wrinkled up nose! Jasper's already started to get attached to certain clothes, I am afraid he'll be as persnickety as his big sister...

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  9. Too too funny! That's our Gray! I love that scowel look on his face.

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  10. I'm so there with you. My middle child is nearly 3 and he's the most stubborn and strong willed person on the planet (but I love him dearly). He definitely makes my days interesting!

    The scowl is priceless!

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  11. Too shirty? Ha... that's awesome.

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  12. This story makes me smile so much, especially I would NEVER imagine that anything in this world could be too donut-y.

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  13. Awww, poor mama. It's hard when there's a tiny tyrant who rules the dressing room every morning. But his answers are, at the very least, hilarious. :)

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  14. This sounds so frustrating, but boy did it brighten my day! The things little kids say. Well, at least you are recording it to tease him with later.

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  15. I can totally relate to the struggles with getting a kid dressed. Every single morning it's a struggle to get my 4-year-old decent. The magnitude of the resistance is phenomenal, really.

    Although I do hate a shirty shirt myself. ;)

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  16. hahaha...that cracks me up! Looks like something I will be hearing in a couple of years...kids are so funny. At least you were able to get a shirt on him!

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  17. Don't you ever feel like you're trapped in a sitcom? The studio audience is roaring, and the part of you that has out-of-body experiences is laughing too, but your character on the show is way annoyed.

    Personally, I'm partial to too dinosaury (with a deep admiration for kids who learn the simple yet diabolical joy of button-pushing at such an early age).

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  18. LOL, oh my goodness! That is actually worse than my almost 3yo these days. The other night he was running through the house (naked and wet after a bath), refusing pajamas, and clinging to some "day time" clothes, yelling, "It's NOT night time! It's DAY TIME!"

    It's madness to even try to argue!

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  19. Do you know how cute this little guy is!!! Betcha do... you could just eat him up! Lovely... I would sure want to hang out with someone so cute all day - oh! hang on I do! Only my one that age is of the girl variety - but boy she knows what she doesn't want... while I flap around trying to find out what it is she is actually after - A lot funnier looking in from outside!!!

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  20. so funny, my noah will only wear 'work' shirts, must have a collar and buttons!

    stacy

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  21. I totally get the "too buttony", I don't like too many buttons myself (I'm button-challenged, I tell ya). Oh the every day trials when you have little ones at home. This brings a smile to my face, because I know what you're goin' through, girl!

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  22. Hopefully it will be warm enough soon he can run around with no shirt on - haha! Poor you...but he sure sounds like a smart one. :)

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  23. Every morning S picks out two pairs of underwear. He goes, I want to wear this one! And you say, okay. And the he THROWS THEM and says, "NO, THESE ONES!"

    Every. Morning.

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  24. Hilarious! I'm sure much more hilarious on this side of the computer than on your side, but I really love all of his descriptions of what's wrong with them!

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  25. Tooo cute!
    Love the words for each shirt :)

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  26. My 4 year old is the same way..it is so hard to get him dressed I just give up and I really don't care if he doesn't match (unless we are going somewhere he needs to), so for school you never know what he will show up in.

    He will ONLY wear comfy pants, no buttons, snaps zipper etc.

    UGGGG...I feel your pain.

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  27. My biggest problem with the peanut is wanting to be naked. All the time. No shame. Cute. :)

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  28. Oh my, I can sympathize so well! My Marie can't articulate her reasons yet, but our attempts to give her choices are beginning to backfire. Often, both (or all) choices are snatched away and flung on the floor with such violence and rage and vehement head-shaking, topped only by the flailing and shrieking that commence if we dare try to get her dressed anyway. Sigh. I guess some little ones have a greater need to assert their ability to make autonomous decisions.

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  29. Oh that is so funny! Sorry, probably not to you... :)

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  30. i'm sure it's frustrating to you, but that is too funny. kids will find any excuse to do things their way. :)

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  31. Oh ... my boys are right there with ya, Gray! It maybe below freezing but no one wants to put a shirt on! Go figure!

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  32. Oh how this cracked me up. And I needed some crackin'!

    Clothes + kids = ARGH!

    This time though? Too shirty??? That's just hilarious!

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  33. james doesn't talk yet, but if he could i know for certain he would say the same thing. he is nearly impossible to dress happily.

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  34. Now that is too stinkin cute! This is why I love blogs..one day you can look back. So cute!

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  35. OMG! I can totally relate! My 5 year old has been VERY picky about what he wears for 2 years now! We went thru a phase where he would only wear grey sweatsuits, then a 3 piece suit phase WITH a tie! Then the superhero phase complete with red rubber boots (that were NOT allowed to get wet!!!) and a red cape! I make him pick out his clothes the night before and he MUST wear what he picks out. NO EXCEPTIONS!!! It's getting him dressed at least. :-)

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  36. Goodness.

    If if makes you feel any better my toddler goes to school with wild hair almost everyday...because he HATES having his head touched for any reason.

    So yeah...I feel your pain....but from a different angle.

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  37. That post reminds me of my mom (whom I loved dearly and miss terribly), she would add a "y" to the end of any word to make it an adjective, so this post was super funny and sweet for me!

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  38. Oh that sounds so familiar. My kids have to pick out their own clothes daily, and I normally don't have anything they want to wear.
    I love the too shirty...that is just perfect. He is too cute.

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  39. Too shirty! Ha! He's a hoot!
    Those little one's get opinions so fast. Levi's already opinionated as all get out, and he doesn't even speak in full words yet!

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  40. Uh, Gray, I totally get it...but don't tell mom.

    :D

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  41. oh that is seriously funny! =)

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  42. Oh, I love Gray.

    I had to read that title a few times. Thought it had 2 T's in it....

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  43. Too funny! Even at ten Alisha comes up with some excuses too. Like the dress I held up yesterday, keep or give away? She said it's scratchy...get rid of it. Ok then.
    Was that one line a shout out to Toby Mac? "Don't get me started. Don't even get me started. I'm Yours..." Love that song! It's one of my go-to songs when I start to get tired when I'm running.

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  44. Too funny! Even at ten Alisha comes up with some excuses too. Like the dress I held up yesterday, keep or give away? She said it's scratchy...get rid of it. Ok then.
    Was that one line a shout out to Toby Mac? "Don't get me started. Don't even get me started. I'm Yours..." Love that song! It's one of my go-to songs when I start to get tired when I'm running.

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  45. HAHAH - I'm dying over here. I'm sure it can get frustrating for Mama, but for your blog readers it's quite cute/funny.

    Nell

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  46. You may have a child in Gray who is like Terry. Terry hated new shirts until he was made to wear it and then he wanted to wear it all the time. He also scowled a lot. One time he was standing in the rain and I wanted him to either come in or wear a raincoat or something like that because it was raining and he said, "It's not raining where I am." He still does his own thing, but he is happy.

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  47. That is totally hysterical. Well... unless you're the one dressing him... then I'm guessing it just a tad bit frustrating. heehee

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  48. haha, that is too funny, though I'm sure at the time it was frustrating. Little Dude has a handfull of shirts he has never worn because of various "to blue" "to red" "to yellow" etc status...sigh.

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  49. That is hilarious. Your son really is picky! I hope you find a shirt that he likes. I think all those shirts are nice.

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  50. So, while I realize that must have been a frustrating but man is that adorable!!!! :) Your kids are all so precious.

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  51. Hahaha! That cracks me up. Jack isn't to that stage yet, but I'm sure we'll get there. ;)

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  52. This is hilarious. I love that the plain one was too "shirty". Kids think they're so clever, and yes, they are.

    P.S. I'm devouring puppy chow with a big glass of milk while I write this. It's so freakin' delicious. Thank you so much!

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  53. My littlest brother was just like that! He also would never ever ever wear overalls, because starting when he was like 14 months old he would throw them down and say he hated "strappin' pants". He is still a hoot now, and he is 9. :)

    Gray sounds too cute. You are going to have fun with that little personality. I love it.

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  54. Ahhh, the Too Shirty shirt. Yes, I know it well. We've had a few of those in our house lately!

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  55. Been there! How about the biting socks?

    I am kicking off a new project today that may interest you!

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  56. HA! That picture is classic!! Too shirty :)

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  57. That's my four-year-old. To. A. Tee. Um *cough* sorry, no pun intended lol

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  58. Well, he's got you there. It is pretty shirty! ; )

    You must have the Patience of Job my friend...

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  59. Too Donutty! I think that's my favorite EVER.

    Of my boys, the 3 year old is the only one who seems to care much about what he wears--and there is no rhyme nor reason to it. He decided the shirt he was wearing the other day was a "basketball shirt" (I'm not sure why) and then refused to change.

    With the older boys I feel fortunate when I can get them to care enough to pick clean clothes out of the drawer rather than just recycle yesterday's stuff off the floor!

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  60. That face is classic! I bet he didn't want his picture taken either...

    Our 2-year-old is pretty "choosy" about her attire these days too. Lately, she just wants to wear shorts and tees.

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  61. My three-year-old has been wearing his swimming trunks every day. When we have to leave the house, he will agree to wear pants over his swimsuit, but he removes the pants as soon as we get back in the door. Weird kid.

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  62. Too funny is what it is!! Of course, I'm sur you're thinking "too frustrating!"

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  63. Hahahaha! I know it's really not that funny, but it's just the perfect little-kid thing to say.

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  64. Oh my....I had/have one of those children!! Just because they are almost 13 doesn't mean they have grown out of it!! Ugh!!

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  65. Oh this totally reminds me of Hannah! Her shirts have been too 'floppy', too 'plain', and too 'scratchy' all winter. Too 'shirty' is one we haven't heard yet though, lol! :)

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  66. Well, I guess he would rather be naked LOL. Kids are so funny.

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  67. Kids get too many choices. We didn't get a choice of what we got to wear as kids. Mom put something on us, and that's what you wore.

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  68. o.k...I have a 4 year old who has been the SAME way with her clothing for 3 years!!!!

    All last year she had to have her sleeves rolled up just so to a certain spot on her arm or it was NOT pretty.

    I think she just has sensitive skin and does not like the way things feel.

    I've given up and let her pretty much wear whatever she wants as long as it is clean...even then I'll compromise if I know a jacket is going over top ;)

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  69. This post is cracking me up! And we thought girls were the picky ones. Nope.

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  70. Thanks for linking this post! It's the first post of yours I read and I've been hooked ever since.

    Happy New Year.

    Bri

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