Sunday, June 9, 2013

The ones they refuse to wear.

Train pants - the ones they won't wear.


I made these super cool jeans for Joe using Made by Rae's Parsley Pants. They are funkadelic awesome. What can I say? I have been listening to a lot of disco/Motown/funk lately. The trains are Echino, of course. Which I have used for two other pairs of jeans (here and here) for Joe.

Unfortunately, Joe doesn't like them. He has consistently refused to even put them on. As you know, bribes don't work on Joe - he is "untouchable." I got them on him this morning for long enough to determine that they fit perfectly and are the cutest thing this side of the Mississippi, but he took them off immediately.

I thought that maybe if I told him I was going to give them to his cousin Helen, he might get territorial and decide he likes them after all. But it didn't work. Now he is telling me, "Mama, give them to Helen. She likes trains. She will like them. I don't like them."

If you think it's silly to have your feelings hurt by a four year old ... well, you are right, it is silly.

Don't mind me. I'm just going to go lie down and cry for a bit.

But anyway, this pattern is awesome. It fits my ungrateful little guy just right. Hopefully Helen will like them!

13 comments:

  1. HA!! Awesome pants...and i literally just had this same thing happen with henry this morning after finally finishing a pair of shorts for shorts on the line i wanted to see how they fit him...he did not want to put them on at all!! I told him I'd just give them to our neighbor then. He said, okay, I won't be sad (with a smile on his face) finally I got them on him just to check size, but they were off in a flash...fingers crossed he wants to put them on tomorrow so i can get pictures!! eek!

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  2. Man, those are super duper cute. Sorry. I would wear them!

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  3. Love these!
    But can so relate - Lucy consistently refuses to wear most of the clothes I make her lately, including her Parsley Pants and her latest Hopscotch dress, which have yet to be even tried on.....can I join you for a cry??

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  4. aww, i'm laughing so much here. oh, i know that sting of rejection, too. usually a nonchalant, "ok, that's cool. if you don't like it, i'll just give it to ___" works great for me. i can't believe other people try that one, too. :D

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  5. Aw, they are beautiful! But there is no persuading a toddler with their heels dug in. :(

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  6. Oh no, they are seriously awesome! Deary me, the 4y.o., I know the feeling. If only he would leave them on for long enough to take him out and have a bunch of people say how great he looks in them - that was what turned Clem's mind about a hat I made. Vanity, ha!

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  7. Oh no!

    I have not had this yet...just things Very Much Not Worn.

    The Twins 'We are saving it for something special'

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  8. Those are some great pants, and I'll join you for that cry, too! Kids, I tell ya. Buncha ingrates!

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  9. Cute pants but yeah, those little ones do have their own will and taste! Somedays i'm just happy that miss princess agrees to getting dressed at all. Naked live seems just so much better....'rolling eyes' But I keep telling myself that I prefer a strong willed child that'll stand up for what they believe and want rather than a follower.... it will come in handy in a few years! Meanwhile you could just auction this piece of fabric art to the highest bidder a make a fortune:-) that is if helen doesn't like them.

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  10. Oh, Inder. My boy is "untouchable" too and this happens to me a lot. (Perhaps you remember the houndstooth duffle coat affair -- I'm still depressed over that one.) R's grandma knit him a sweater for Christmas. Two actually: one in his size and one in the next size up. They have literally never been on his body despite an epic seven months of snow and despite my wheedling and bribery. Your pants are superfab (LOVE that Echino) and you should definitely keep them around for a bit, just in case Joe has a flash change of heart. For R., his rejected clothes always stand a chance of being worn, but only thanks to a freak occurrence of some kind, not thanks to carefully calculated acts of maternal persuasion!

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  11. It's great when kids have opinions - just not when they have to do with their handmade clothes (or at least that's how I feel!) :-)
    If it's any consolation, I think those pants rock! I would totally wear them!

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  12. My kid won't wear his parsley pants either. I think it's cause of the contrast pockets I put on them. I am going to try another pair without the contrast and see what happens. I also have two gorgeous button down shirts he won't touch either....

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  13. That's a shame! But I join the chorus of "it happens to me too".:) There are several things I have made that I loved but my kids...not so much. Mine are older (14, 12, 8, 6) so I generally try to find out what it is they don't like about the rejected garment. Their answers surprise me! My oldest doesn't like anything that's poufy, while my son is sensitive to how the fabric feels. A knit shirt I made that I (and lots of others) really liked got worn a few times then relegated to the bottom of his drawer for being "too silky". (it was a cotton/rayon knit) P also rejected the Octopus button down after wearing it on Easter...but big sister has claimed it and wore it last night!lol

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