J. is much pickier than his sister is when it comes to his wardrobe. The only items of clothing he will wear all have to have some relationship to baseball, basketball, or hockey (listed in the order of preference). Even if there isn’t a sport-related association to an item of clothing, we have to make one up in order for him to wear it. Case and point, mittens. J. has always refused to wear mittens and gloves. Regardless of how cold or snowy it is, J. will suffer through freezing, bright red hands to avoid having to wear mittens. I even knit him a pair and let him see me knitting hoping that would result in some warm hands, but nooooo. I took a chance and purchased some Bear Hands last month. When J. saw them, he promptly called them his hockey mittens and slapped those things right on his hands. They my not be home made, but at least, he has warm hands on cold days now.
Like most 2 year olds, J. loves cars, trucks, and just about all things that have wheels. I took a chance and decided to sew him a new Oliver and S Sailboat Top since he out grew the one I made for him last year. Since I knew I wanted to use a non-sports related print, I figured Michael Miller’s Haul It in citron would be something he would wear. I even showed it to J. before and after sewing the top. He seemed to love it and liked pointing out the dump trucks, motorcycles, and ladder trucks. But, when I put it on him this morning, he screamed, and screamed, and screamed as he rolled on the floor trying to take it off. The only way I was able to get him to wear the shirt out of the house was to put a baseball hoodie over it (sigh).
Hopefully, my sewing ego won’t be scarred for too long.