Thursday, August 2, 2007

A Man after my own heart

Well, Mr. 5 and I had a great day. Miss Priss was with a babysitter and we had we call a "Mommy and Me day." We started off with some errands and then headed to a local Store that carries Lacoste and Vineyard Vines just to name a few. My main purpose was to find madras shorts for my father's birthday. They did not have his size so, Mr. 5 and I decided to shop for ourselves. I have made a mental note that this fall I am not going to spend crazy amounts on the children's clothing like I have for the past couple of years. Gosh, how quickly that has escaped me.

Mr. 5 was very interested in shirts that came in his size. The lady that owns the store was showing him what shirts were on sale in his size and instead of unwrapping their very neat bags that held the shirts, they have shirts just to try on for size. She warned me that Lacoste shirts run small. Mr.5 has quickly grown out of his 5-6 and I will be buying 7-8 for this fall. Well, he tried on a 8 and then a 10 -which fit him the best. You would of thought I have purchased the moon for him. He was so ecstatic that a size 10 fit him the best and I think the was comparing shirt size to age in hopes that he would be 10 soon! She did say that the shirts are a french 10. They had three in his size to choose from and he picked his favorite and wanted to wear it immediately. I also picked up a couple of fall things for myself.

So, after out shopping spree we made a couple of more stops. Each person that would make eye contact with Mr. 5-he explained that he was a size 10 "a french 10." He has never met a stranger!

So, I guess I have another little shopper on my hands. We will keep this a secret from Hubby. Miss Priss is destined to be a shopper and I had no idea that Mr. 5 would enjoy it so much as well.


magnolia mama said... I wish Seattle had stores like that. The only thing boys wear here are t-shirts and jeans or shorts (and rain boots). For our Santa picture several years ago, I put Francisco (then one) in a john john and everyone thought he was a girl.

workinthatpreppy(ADN) said...

oh, how funny...i did buy my 7 year old the size 10 too ...

Tickled Pink Designs said...

My 6 year old loves to shop too! He was adamant that I buy him some Nantucket Reds this summer and the night we go them, he dressed himself for dinner in the pants, a white polo, one of his A.Tierney belts and his Sperry topsiders. needless to say we just had to go out for a nice dinner! It was just me and my two boys (our last night on Nantucket) and everyone kept commenting on what handsome dates I had! (my 4 1/2 year old also dressed up, but not to the same extent as his brother!)