Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Pajama Problem

We have a problem. Evan is a tiny tyrant when it comes to his wardrobe. He has a closet full of adorable Gymboree bargains that I carefully and lovingly selected for him. But no. Make that NO MOMMY!

At this moment Evan will wear only one thing. His cheapo-ugly-as-sin-Buzz-Lightyear Pajamas. Oh Lord help me. I bought the boys a matching pair for Christmas, knowing that while they were unattractive, Evan and Zack would enjoy wearing them (to bed) and they would likely never step outside the front door while in the gaudy ensemble. How very wrong I was.

Evan refuses all other clothing. Tuesday night he wore them to bed. Wednesday our nanny (Lindsay) could not get him to completely change his outfit, so they compromised. Evan wore the pajama bottoms with a clashing baseball t-shirt and Lighting McQueen socks (another *must*.) Wednesday night Evan wore the rather dirty buzz outfit to bed. This morning when he awoke, we discovered that his diaper had leaked leaving the PJ's rather....damp and somewhat smelly. We had to draw the line. The beloved sleepwear had to be removed and replaced with another outfit.

There were fits. It took Lindsay about a half an hour to get the stubborn toddler in clothing. What resulted was a hideous combination of too-small baseball pajama bottoms and a miss-matched Mets T-shirt with a pair of, what else? Lighting McQueen socks. This combination only made it through a partial day, until the Buzz Lightyear clothes were through the washer and dryer, and those PJ's were back on in time for dinner.....

What am I going to do?


  1. You must do the only reasonable, sanity saving thing there is to do - buy a second identical pair of ugly Buzz Lightyear PJs to avoid conflict when they need to be washed and wait him out - it can't last forever ;)
    We miss you!

  2. Wow! We don't have this.......yet. Both our kids pick out their own clothing (to an extent) and yes, Maya wants to wear the same 3 things every damn day and I want to fall on my own sword after spending so much on pretty clothes she won't wear (also won't wear jeans.) But ONE thing every day? Haven't hit that.....yet.

  3. But look at that adorable photo! Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth....... :)

  4. Nothing much you can do! Eventually they do grow out of one fad - only to start on another!

  5. My daughter does not really have a preference for the clothing I pick out. Thank goodness! Cute picture! I hope you have a wonderful New Year filled with love, great health and plenty of laughter! Happy New Year!

    Mama Hen

  6. haha, this is so funny. i will never forget when my little brother went through a phase of wanting to sleep in his cowboy boots and with his big wheel trike thing. we have a classic photo of him naked (of course) with just his boots on, asleep in his bed with the big wheel pulled up with him. i think he was about 3 years old. sound about right?? ;) oh, what i have to look forward to! heh heh. by the way, your little baby bump is so cute. you're looking fab as you bring in the new year. oh, and i included you in my 2010 bloggin buds... thought you might want to know. all the cool kids are there you know. ;)