Isaiah cried to go to the bus stop with Rex and Elijah this morning- yes he was in shorts and a TShirt, and No, he wasn't interested in anything else, like a jacket or coat- he just ran screaming out the front door, "wait for me daddy"
Rex kept asking him if he was cold, to which he replied through chattering teeth, NO. (he lies)
Since we know he has issues with textures and especially his clothing, we are choosing not to battle over what he wears. I know, you and everybody else disagrees with this decision- but you don't have to deal with him when he is melting down because he can't unbutton his jeans or the tag is itching him, or there is a pocket, or the neck droops, or the pants are itchy, or, or, or. So, while it goes against the "norm" for us as parents, and we look irresponsible to the world, we are determined, that he knows what he feels and when he gets cold enough he will decide to wear long pants.
So, imagine my excitement when I picked him up from daycare tonight, and walking down the hallway, he slipped in, out of the blue, the question.....
Mommy, can I wear pants tomorrow- the wind is cold on my legs!
I picked my jaw up off of the floor and responded, OF COURSE you can wear pants! It was at this moment that both of my arms spontaneously went straight up in victory and I heard the hallelujah chorus in my mind.
Now, I can hardly sleep in anticipation of his decision tomorrow morning. I'm hoping, since it is 19 degrees that he will choose wisely. I am lying her imagining the expression on all his teachers faces. (as if their suggestion was the one thing that finally convinced him, their idea was one that his parents had never considered.)
I guess we will just have to wait and see how it goes in the morning. I'll be sure to let you know :)