Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Socks and Sabers

Little boys’ clothing is almost always decorated with one of three themes: sports, dinosaurs, or construction equipment. Q-ster’s shirt bears a triceratops and a jersey number, so all it needs is for the reptile to be driving a backhoe loader to hit the grand trifecta.

Note the green socks, a reward for being a big boy. He pointed out that he prefers a darker shade of green, but I replied, “Dude, you have no idea how hard it is to find green socks in your size. Be happy.” All the shades that were remotely green had camouflage patterns, so I found these on the girls’ side of the store.

The green favoritism extends to Star Wars as well. In spite of the official Darth Maul’s red weapon, we have firm instructions that his Darth Maul double-ended light saber will be dark green. The pictured plastic drinking straw is the current parent-approved indoor light saber, but it’s not going to hold him for long. Mayberry suggests swim noodles for outdoor sabers, so we'll keep that in mind.

I seem to have a non sequitur tag series going these last few days, so I might as well continue. Check this out.

It’s a giant roll of bubble wrap! Doesn’t it make you want to throw a bubble popping party? Hours of fun.


Mayberry said...

I love that you got away with socks as a big-boy reward. That is excellent. (As is the giant roll of bubble wrap!)

SUEB0B said...

I love that bubble wrap because it makes me feel so mighty that I can pick it up and toss it around.

Mamacita Tina said...

It is hard to find colored socks for boys! I love that you had to get them from the girls' side of the store.

Congrats on the potty training, and a big whew! It's when our little dudes decide to make the leap that it happens.

A bubble wrap party? What fun!