Monday, February 18, 2013

Note to Husband: Tights Aren't Pants

Warning: photo heavy post to follow... 


Friday morning, I had the kids' clothes laid out like I always do, got them breakfast, and started to dress Scarlett. I went ahead and put her new tights on her, but she wanted to put pajama pants on over them while she ate breakfast. Roger that.


I also had a cute navy fisherman's sweater on her, which I put on because her hair is crazy curly, and I put it on before I fixed her hair, knowing if I left for work and left her hair in Tom's hands, he a) would never comb it through, and b) she would look like a hobo for preschool.


Told Tom - Scarlett's skirt is laying on the fainting couch (where I ALWAYS leave the kids' clothes if I have to leave for work before they get dressed for the day). Mumble mumble was the response, I believe.


Fast forward to me, getting home from work around 1:15 p.m. on Friday.  No one was home yet from school. ACES, I thought. I can watch Project Runway before they come in. Turned it on and settled back with a cuppa tea. 


About an hour later, they get home, and kids running in one by one carrying bags from Target. In comes Scarlett. Cute navy fisherman's sweater: check. Cute striped tights: check. Cute short suede boots: check. Pants? Where the hell are her pants? HONEY - WHERE ARE SCARLETT'S PANTS???!!!


Tom: She's got them on.
Me: NO - THOSE ARE TIGHTS!!! AND YOU SENT HER TO SCHOOL LIKE THAT? THEY'RE WHITE ON TOP - YOU CAN SEE THROUGH THEM!!!!! AND THEN YOU TOOK HER TO TARGET?!!!!


Cue Scarlett bursting into tears. 
Tom: Why are you shouting at her?
Me: I'M NOT SHOUTING AT HER! I'M SHOUTING AT YOU!!!!
(To Scarlett - honey - it's okay. Mommy is not mad at you. I PROMISE).


Me: I can't believe it. Miss Regina thinks that we send our kids to school without pants. And so does everyone at  Target. 
Tom: Oh, don't worry - she was in the cart most of the time. Besides - you didn't tell me she had a skirt to wear.
Me: YES I DID. I SAID IT WAS ON THE FAINTING COUCH WHERE I ALWAYS LEAVE THEIR CLOTHES. YOU COULD SEE HER HELLO KITTY UNDERWEAR THROUGH HER TIGHTS!!!
Tom: Oh, she'll be fine.
Me: RAWWWWRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!


ANNNNND Scene.

The next day we had to take Scarlett to urgent care (No - not for emergency therapy, but for an ear infection). When I was getting ready, Tom was getting clothes for Scarlett. I told him - get the striped track suit that she has with pink, green, orange, blue and white stripes. Are you SURE you trust me? He said smart-assily. Uh - NO, I DO NOT. Still, somehow in the end, we made it out and about WITH pants. 

Men.

Linked up here.

Jacket: Target
Blouse: Thrifted
Jeans: Zara
Shoes: Vicky's Secret
Necklace: Gift
Earrings: Don't remember

Merci,
Shan

6 comments:

Zahra Sandberg said...

haha i could see this scenario unfolding perfectly - hilarious as always. Love your kiddos and the family is super adorable!

Btw I know that feeling when you get home first - a little slice of heaven!

Zahra

Carrie Teal said...

That is the funnies thing ever and honestly my husband would do that:) My husband let my daughter go to school in her jams on two separate occasions. He said she said it was ok! I said you got suckered by a 5 year old twice! love the pop of color of your coat.

Xoxo,
Carrie

Karrin said...

Freaking hilarious! Love when you think they're listening, they even PRETEND that they actually ARE listening, and then they blame YOU for not telling them. Classic. Maybe your sweet daughter and clueless hubby started a new fashion trend. hehe

dreamingincashmere said...

I have not laughed this HARD in forever!!! You are a genius story teller and I can totally relate to this story:) LOVE, LOVE, LOVE seeing your adorable kiddos and the hubbs!!!! What a beautiful family you've got!
xoAmy
www.dreamingincashmere.com

MerciBlahBlah said...

Zahra - how right you are about those little snippits of home alone time. Calgon, take me awaaaaay!!!

Carrie - thank you! And just this morning I had a discussion with my hubs about just WHY he needs to comb Scarlett's hair out everyday. Oy vey.

Karrin - Tom is INFAMOUS for asking me a question then not listening to the answer, then asking again immediately. Sometimes this is repeated 3 or 4 times before I yell.

Amy - Why THANK you, milady! I appreciate it!! And I'm tickled I made you laugh.

Lauren said...

Oh my goodness. This story made me laugh, but if it were me, I'm sure I would have been FURIOUS!
You look fab in this outfit. The pink and red look great together!

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