Oh, It Matters

by Marinka on December 12, 2009

This afternoon my kids and I stopped at the GAP to take advantage of their super sweater sale, during which both kids decided that they don’t want any sweaters, my daughter rolled her eyes at their exclusive Stella McCartney collection, and my son announced that he wanted to switch from briefs to boxers.

The problem was that they did not have the style of boxers that he wanted in the size that he needed, so I tried to persuade him to get a different style.
“No,” he said, holding up a pair of the preferred boxers that would comfortably fit Barbie’s Ken, “let’s get these.”
“They’re not your size,” I told him again.
“Who cares?!” he was getting frustrated. “It doesn’t matter!”

And that, ladies and gentlemen, and I use both terms loosely, how I came to announce in the middle of the Boys Department at the Gap, “OF COURSE SIZE MATTERS! NOTHING MATTERS MORE THAN SIZE!”

One year ago ...

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anna see December 12, 2009 at 1:49 pm

har har! way to dispense wisdom, but not the wisdom you wanted, for all the world to hear.


Andrea's Sweet Life
December 12, 2009 at 1:56 pm

I hope that pronouncement doesn’t haunt him through middle age!


SoccerMom December 12, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Is there a possibility that he may be scared for life?


December 12, 2009 at 3:04 pm

What’s the name of his new therapist?


December 12, 2009 at 4:45 pm

I feel your pain. I went through hell with two teenage girls shopping. I finally got smart and handed them the amount of money I wanted to spend and kicked them out of my moving car at the mall.

They actually shopped sale racks and budgeted. When shopping with me they wouldn’t dare buy from the sale rack. Best thing that I ever did. Except for the moving car thing which of course is an exageration. But….I did want to do that.


December 12, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Well, it’s a good lesson. And this way, he’s sure to remember it.


Heather December 12, 2009 at 5:43 pm

And that is why you will never be able to complain about the rest home that you will eventually end up.


Honey B.
December 12, 2009 at 6:26 pm

That is hilarious! Sometimes you’re just doomed no matter what you say…lol


always home and uncool
December 12, 2009 at 6:40 pm

But I thought it was more the “motion of the ocean”?


marathonmom December 12, 2009 at 7:17 pm


Where can I Pre-purchase the damn MP?


redgirl December 12, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Hahahaha…this is great.
I can tell you’re one of the people that I love to listen in on because they say such gems at the most inopportune time. Some days, I devote my entire blog entry to “the things people say” (and that *I* overhear lol)


Jennifer H December 12, 2009 at 11:51 pm

Best shopping story EVER.


anymommy December 13, 2009 at 12:24 am

I want to go shopping with you.


December 13, 2009 at 10:47 am

Hey, he was going to hear that some time. Better to know it soon. Besides, the size of underwear DEFINITELY matters. Especially for boys. Again, a lessons he’d better learn soon. Which means you might have to get him one pair of too-small boxers and make him wear it. You know, it’s best to learn from experience.

I know. I am no help at all.


Maureen@IslandRoar December 13, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Well, maybe it’s best that he heard it from you first, no?


redgirl December 13, 2009 at 6:31 pm

great idea Elisa >:)


December 14, 2009 at 10:37 am



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