Friday, March 27, 2009

'Cause Who Really Reads English Anymore Anyway

The other week, I stopped off at one of the bigger hypermarches to pick up some new pjs for Mini-Husband. God forbid we had a fire in the house and he had to be rescued wearing the high waters he had been sporting for the last two years.

I've found it hard to keep him in the right sizes lately. Not only has he been growing like a weed, but he's in that weird boarder area where he's ok with jimmy-jams that have cartoon characters on them but he's becoming interested in the more "big boy" type of stuff.

My answer to this problem is to just buy by colour. Hence, when I ran into the store the other day and saw a long sleeved pair in red & black and a short sleeved pair in blue & brown in just the right size, I thought, "perfect."

It wasn't until Mini-Husband actually put on the short sleeves the other night that I realized what a blessing and a curse knowing English really is and that I should actually LOOK at the pyjamas before buying them.



Yes, my 7 year old is sporting a pair of size 10 year old pyjamas that are bascially advertising a hot night out at a jazz club. Girls included. I was hoping he wouldn't start down this path till he was at least 16. What's even funnier is that you can get these pjs starting in a 2 year size. Great! Why not pick up a matching pair for Bubba-Love!?!

Thank God, the kids really only get their English from us. Perhaps if Hubster and I just ignore the words written there, they'll fade away nicely in the washing machine.

Note to self: Please don't pack the blue & brown pyjamas next time we go to England. Grandma and Grand-dad already think I'm a wild American, I can only imagine what they'd have to say about this.

7 comments:

Diane said...

That is too funny. Can't you wait a few more weeks for so more Patton original pajamas (note the spelling). Mostly plaid and cammo I think.

Kitty said...

Well, its better than the "party naked" one our daughter wore on the plane home from Marquette once!

Diane said...

Apple doesn't fall far from the tree....

xjak said...

oh the danger of a little knowledge!

RHB said...

You crack me up! But I can believe that you bought them without reading them in the 3o something week of pregnancy especially if you had any of the others in tow. Isn't it just so hard to focus when you shop with children?

Sonya said...

LOL! Oh, Dig . . . it's the preggo brain at it's best! ;)

(From Windy)

Dig said...

Funny thing is, I was alone when I bought this so I can't even use the "distracted by other kids" excuse.

And Kitty, this is much worse, you are right. At least you didn't buy me that "Party Naked" t-shirt! ;)