Lime Green Covers More Than Easter Eggs

Micah is a typical kid. Even though he likes school, he isn't exactly get excited about going daily. When I present him with his school clothes, he fusses and grumps and makes is known that he'd rather not go to school today thankyouverymuch. I have learned to dress him just before his van comes so as to avoid having to re-dress him in the course of the morning.

The other morning I chose a lime green polo shirt and jeans, and laid them on the couch until Fight Time. But the unexpected happened; Micah saw them, became excited about the prospect of wearing that lime green polo, and dressed himself. Who would have ever thought? He dug that polo out of the laundry the next day, and since there was no school I let him wear it. The boy likes polos. And twirly skirts. And going fancy free. He's a complicated man.

Unfortunately, the third day when we were headed to Old Navy to buy him more polos for $5, I couldn't allow him to wear the now really, really dirty lime green one that he dug out of the laundry yet again. He was hacked. I presented him with other polos in the colors of brown and orange, but they just didn't speak to him. And then I realized that maybe it's not the polo that he's in love with, but the lime green color.

We stopped at a thrift store on the way to look for some cheap jeans, and I found him a lime green tee. When I went to show him, I realized that he'd locked himself into a dressing room. He came out holding a pair of yellow old man shorts onto himself. He loved them. He hated the lime green tee. I really worry about that boy's sense of style. We won't even talk about the red pumps he insisted on getting to go with his yellow old man shorts.

At Old Navy, he chose the lime green striped polo over the pink, orange, or blue one. He wore it Easter Sunday with pride. Even when he came home and changed into a twirly poodle skirt, he left on the lime green striped polo. This is progress. Normally twirly skirts are worn with Hawaiian shirts in his world.

So I guess it's all about lime green polos. And twirly skirts. And going fancy free. Life here is fun. He did strip out of the lime green stupor over the weekend to don swim trunks for the Easter egg hunt hosted here. He makes us proud every day.

8 comments:

Flea said...

You have so much to be proud of. And you're a good mama for not posting those photos on your blog, as much as we'd love to see them. :)

HalfAsstic.com said...

Soooo is there anything else that he is attracted to in lime green? Socks, sneakers, underwear, shorts...eggs? ;-)
He is an amazing child and I feel so privileged to be on the "inside" track with his development and just plain old changes in fancy.

Siobhan said...

I can't believe how big he's getting! I'm astounded he didn't like the lime t-shirt. Amazing how you think you've got kids all figured out and they change it up. Micah is amazing.

Gina said...

Well, duh! Everyone knows that lime green polo shirts are what you wear with your twirly skirts!

Frenchgirlrn said...

That boy is just brilliant! Is it me or has he gotten taller???

Lisa Page Rosenberg said...

I adore a man with a keen sense of personal style.

Michelle said...

I love his sense of style. But I gotta ask - what are grandpa shorts? (And speaking of style, did you see what Mister Man chose as his outfits to try on for spring? There are some special combos there!)

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

It's those little victories in life, right?! Who knew they came in lime green?