Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Brotherhood of the Holey Pants?

You know those books about the traveling pants?


Clearly that would never work for a group of boys. I don't know about all of you other Mom's of boys, but this is how all of our jeans end up after a few short months (sometimes less). The speed and precision of their destruction simply defies the laws of nature. And can I just say...this is a mere SAMPLING of the holey pants we have in our possession. Shelley, I hope you are taking notes!



27 comments:

Teri said...

mmmmmmm hmmmmm. I can relate.

Julianne said...

Whew...I remember those days! Soon you'll get to the stage where they grow so quickly there's no time for holes. Then it'll be on to the men's department. Sigh.

Julianne said...

Alana, I just read your "100 Things About Me" post. It's hilarious. Seriously. When I got to #60, I nearly fell off my chair laughing! I think you are supposed to write ROFL for that. And I was!

life with the wisners said...

i'm sorry...are they WEARING jeans right now? because you know, it's SUMMER and all.

seriously. a post about jeans. in july.

alana, are you off your rocker?

Colored With Memories said...

Wow. That's crazy!

Coming from a mom of girls, I'm left wondering how that happens.

I'm thinking that will be the case for Jade soon though...she's so content to crawl, her jeans will be a mess!

JP's MOM said...

Seriously that amazes me!

Thankfully such a thing has never happened in our household.

He does that to every pair of pants, really?

Heather said...

Hey you could sell those and make more than you paid for them originaly....that is the style these days and you didn't have to pay 90 a pair for them :)

Fran said...

Yes..I know exactly what you mean.

Kristen said...

we haven't gotten to that point - YET! i know it is coming. even in the middle of winter my boy wears shorts around the house. the day will arrive when his jeans will have knees ripped out. maybe they need to make jeans with reinforced knees for boys....

Kenna Sue said...

You would think that my boy would have more trouble with holey pants, but no, it's my older daughter. She, by far, has more pants with holes in the knees, and I'm not quite sure how that happens. It's not like she's doing a lot of hole-in-the-knee-of-her-pants activities.

Lynn said...

This is stinkin' hilarious!

Teresa said...

Too funny. They are evidence of all the fun your boys have!! :)

Jamie said...

That picture is so funny. You need to frame it to remember these days when they are all grown up.

JenniferLayne said...

Hi!! It's Jennifer (Enkoff) Wood. I found you through Angie's blog. I think we have the same exact pants at our house. This year, I found myself happily sending Isaac (our oldest) to school in holey pants and just pretending we bought them that way!!! It's great to catch up with you. :)

Jennifer Wood
www.jenniferlaynescorner.spaces.live.com

Shelley said...

Got it. Need lots of strong jeans for my insanely active boy. Must start savings account now for said jeans.

That has NEVER happened to ANY of my girls pants/jeans. Of course, it probably helps that Ellie doesn't even WEAR jeans!

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I would like to comment that this happens to my son's jeans AND my daughter's jeans! My mom gets a good laugh because she finally had to put me in Toughskin jeans when I was a kid because I wore through the knees so fast! LOL!


Xandra

Earen said...

I'm taking notes...I have 3 boys! Yikes! Do I need a jean budget?

Alana said...

Yes, Earen. I'm afraid so. ;-)

Gotta GROW with it said...

holy pants in boys mean life lived to the fullest! love it.

Janelle said...

I love that fun-loving boy stage!! In just a few short years they will want to buy jeans that already look like that!!

dawn said...

Again...right there with you sista. Jeans cannot be handed down from brother to brother. Neither can tennis shoes.

Earen-you need a tennis shoe AND jean budget.

And I suppose that leaves nothing for mama...

Becoming Me said...

Too funny

Susan said...

Sad but true...our girl was the worst holey jean offender. And this was long before she started spending on $50.00 on jeans that conveniently came with the holes already there!

Heather C said...

Yesssssssssssssssss... Noah's pants all look like this! Grrrrrr.

mamachristina said...

Yeah I discovered this already and my boys are only 1 & 3. I now have go away pants and at home pants so that the more expensive ones will last more than one child, hopefully.

michelle said...

Holey jeans are just evidence your boys are having a great time! You could always bring the patched knee trend back!!

Jennifer said...

Jack has worn out his jeans quickly from the very first. This shocked me after raising 2 girls before him, who always GREW out of their jeans before WEARING them out!

It's funny and they're a mess, but I do revel in his boy-ness. :)