Speaking of pickiness - what about clothes?

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Registered: 03-22-2007
Speaking of pickiness - what about clothes?
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Mon, 01-28-2013 - 4:35pm

I was curious if any other 8 or 9 yo parents are dealing with any hangups regarding their clothes?  Sean has gotten to the point that he'll only wear athletic pants, and certain ones at that.  They can't be noisy ones, or have weird stripes that stop halfway up the side.  He'll only wear shorts for basketball, although I'm hoping to work on that more this summer.  None of my boys will wear long sleeved ts anymore, they just wear there hoodies all day at school if they are cold.  He also won't wear pullover hoodies to school because they are too hard to take on and off on gym days. 

ARGH!!

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Registered: 09-12-2003
Tue, 01-29-2013 - 7:04am

We have gotten better THANK GOD since looks like uniforms maybe coming our way this fall (NOT HAPPY) But for the longest time it was soft pants ONLY. Finally found softer jeans and khakis but for the longest we couldn't do buttons and zips for motor issues. Oh and add on he is super tall and skinny!! I LIVE for summer because its SOOOOO much easier but our weather its usually too cold until June. He chews things so he sometimes losses the right to long sleeves when they are all chewed.

back to the uniform vent, if they do go to uniforms we are SOOOOO screwed!!! I have a hard enough finding pants he wll wear that will fit, now limit me to a color and hearing we may HAVE to buy from a specific place (yah they better have slim or good luck enforcing the no baggy pants when he needs an 8 in the waist but a 12 in length and still has fine and gross motor skill delays and which point I will be looking at getting it in his IEP we can get our own pants in the right color) not to mention we don't drive to school we walk and take a city bus so on super cold days those sweatpants are a lifesaver!!! And honestly he looks better then kids I see in these designer clothes their parents complain about spending SOOOO much money on.

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Tue, 01-29-2013 - 3:07pm
I would honestly hate uniforms, especially for some of the reasons you are stating. In theory they are supposed to be easier and cheaper, but I don't believe it. I can find really good deals on pants and shirts for my boys, and they hate to wear any shirts with collars or buttons. My oldest wears 30/34 jeans, used to be 28/30 (I think). Aeropostale has been the only store that I found carries ones that will fit tall, skinny boys are that reasonably priced.

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Thu, 01-31-2013 - 1:56pm

OMG, yes! My oldest son is SO bad about this! He hates buttons and the school uniform is a polo-style shirt. I thought maybe having to wear a shirt with buttons so often would get him more used to it but nope, he still hates them. The shirt is off within seconds when he gets home from school. 

He also doesn't like jeans b/c he says they are uncomfortable. He doesn't really care for pants at all, really- if he had his way he'd wear shorts year-round. Lucky for him, we live in the South!

Oh! And socks! Certain brands of socks are "uncomfortable" to him. I must have bought 4 or 5 different brands of socks before he found some that were comfortable to him. Arrgghhh.

Glad to know I'm not alone! Thankfully, my younger son could care less what he wears. His reserves all his pickiness for food...sigh.

Lisa

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Thu, 01-31-2013 - 2:34pm
The socks made me laugh, Lisa! Sean can be very picky with his socks as well. Last time we shopped for them I just took him with me so I didn't have to hear his complaints later on. The twins would like to wear shorts year around, but it gets to cold here. They would say they don't get cold, but I overrule them. Sean doesn't like to wear shorts because his knees are bare ;) He'll only wear the longer Nike ones now.

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Fri, 02-01-2013 - 12:37pm

Socks were are easiest obsticle. He HATED short socks (those little socks that barely show for the summer) Well he looked like an 80 year old man with socks up to his knees almost and shorts (only thing missing was sandles). My way around this was no socks with shorts but DH didn't like this (stinky feet) yes he is JUST as bad as the kids sometimes but FINALLY got DS to cave on the short socks.

My youngest so far no issues, knock on wood...

As for uniforms, still not a fan don't think it solves much but given some recent issues in our city I am more open to it. Still oposed based on sensory and really think MANY parents want to hide behind a uniform policy to avoid having to put foot down and say NO I WILL NOT BUY YOU $200 sneakers but at this point if the school board really feels this will bring on school pride and respect then maybe its worth a go...I will stay say no but if it happens guess I will go with the flow...

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