how colin is singlehandedly supporting the clothing industry

Colin’s brand new pants I just bought him last week:

colinpantsMe: “Colin, what did you do?”
Colin: “What?”
Me: “To your pants? How did you rip them?”
Colin: “I was running!”
Me: “Were you being chased by wolverines??? How did you rip them running?”
Colin: [thinking] “I’m not sure!”

Although, while I complain about him ripping all his clothes – he literally only has ONE pair of pants without holes at this point – its not nearly as bad as the underwear battle. Moms of boys, PLEASE tell me I’m not along in this battle!!!

Colin: “Mom! I’m ready for church!”
(walks in the room wearing ripped pants and an Angry Birds t-shirt)
Me: HOW are THOSE church clothes?”
Colin: “I’m wearing underwear!!”

Well, PARDON ME, I guess I missed that very important and OBVIOUS distinction.


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Melissa is founder of Girlymama and co-founder of the mom fashion blog, All Things Chic. You can also find her designing blogs at Eliza Grace Design and on Twitter as Melissa Angert.


  1. 1
    Mimzy Wimzy says:

    That is so funny! The underwear, not the brand new torn pants. Gotta love kids logic!

  2. 2
    Heather says:

    What a hysterical glimpse into my future!

  3. 3
    Cecelia says:

    I have no idea what to tell you. Ben is bursting through socks and pants exactly the same way as Colin. One minute Ben is wearing perfectly nice clothes. I come out of the bathroom 90 seconds later, and POOF, his toe has busted through a sock, his shirt is stained, and he has a rip in his pants. I just don’t even know what to say! HOW???

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    Aunt Mary says:

    May I suggest Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, etc. shops as well as flea market and yard sale clothing. Kids USUALLY outgrow clothes instead of whatever is happening to Colin’s, so at yard sales and at the flea market, people around here sell clothes that look like new for 50 cents an item.
    P.S. You might not really want to know what is happening to Colin’s…it might be too scary for a mom to know.