Names have been changed to protect the — ….who am I kidding?!
Subject: EB was required to wear a dress shirt, tie, and slacks today
After suffering through 2 arguments about dress clothes, EB ate
breakfast, put in the last derogatory word, and got out the door in time
to catch the bus. He even wore black shoes and socks! (I was NOT arguing
over the footwear — I told him that if his black shoes didn’t fit, go
ahead and wear his running shoes.)
His tie remains untied, but hopefully someone will help him out or at
least he will tie a knot in it haphazardly. I couldn’t do much about the
lint he’d already managed to get all over his [BRAND NEW] black pants.
(“Dress clothes are impractical,” said EB.)
(“Vacuum your room more often,” retorted the mother.)
He looked very nice, and I told him so! But sorry, no picture: that
would have created another argument. I’d like to know whose idea it was
to have the athletes dress up whenever they have a home meet.
His preferred choice of khaki pants and a short-sleeved button-down
plaid shirt would have pleased us both and saved us from the arguments.
(Bonus: the lint wouldn’t have shown so badly)
Note to self: buy the kid a L/S shirt and tie combo that works well with
Re: EB was required to wear a dress shirt, tie, and slacks today
I love and support both of you kind, gentle, people.