Mums how do you feel when....

You can fit I to your Son's clothes!!

Master 12 is almost my height now and for a joke -he was not amused- I tried on his new hoodie....and it fitted lol.

I am now teasing him that I know whose wardrobe I will be raiding if I need a hoodie.

The look on his face was priceless. It seems at 12, boys loose their sense of humour:). On the upside he is rather pleased that he is almost "bigger" than me.


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  • replied 8 years ago

    Lol! My son is nearly as tall as me now. We share the same shoe size too. Soon he'll be looking down on me...

     Yes, boys do loose their humour at that age. I'm pretty sure I embarrassed my son last night doing 'mum' dancing at my friends party :D

  • Summer replied 8 years ago

    Make the most of it, Deborah.  Before long his clothes will be swamping you!

  • carter replied 8 years ago

    Wait until you're eyeing his closet for "boyfriend jeans". My son was mortified. Now he's 6'1" and thankfully all his clothes are too big for me:-)

  • crutcher replied 8 years ago

    Yeah mine looks down on me...Looks down on me?...Yeah would you believe?...

  • catgirl replied 8 years ago

    I've been doing this for a year now.  My son is 11.  He is not amused.  I also was able to buy him footwear by trying it on, at least for a while - now his shoes are like small canoes and he's become super-picky about really expensive sneakers.  Mostly we swap gear like jackets and rain pants.

  • SandyG replied 8 years ago

    Quick, get a photo of the two of you wearing matching blazers and jeans -- it's so much fun to look back on, and one of those moments you'll be happy you captured. Now, getting said son to cooperate ... promise ice cream. Mine tower over me now, had to scale up to gelato!

  • deb replied 8 years ago

    Just wait until he 'borrows' your earrings. One morning when my son was in high school I could not find my diamond stud earrings as I got ready for work. I went into Jake's room as he slept and there they were in his ears. I was so mad, lol.

  • Dgusanl replied 8 years ago

    Grin, yes get a picture, before you know it he will be so much taller!
    His sense of humor will return , it might take a while but it does ;-)
    And do raid that closet while you can! I still wear the hoodies that where passed down to me when dear son outgrew them, they make excellent " clean the barn wear "

  • claracluck replied 8 years ago

    My son is 12 and nearly 6 ft so ive been borrowing for a while ,same goes for DD as well. At 5 8" im the smallest in the family feel like a hobbit when we are all out together!

  • Joy replied 8 years ago

    DS1 is in his 30's, taller than I am but skinny with small feet. I can wear most of the clothes and shoes he left when he moved to Japan if I'm ok with a bit oversized fit. Except for very basic pieces, they feel too masculine on me. Line dancing shoes, anyone?
    That hoody is a hoot.

  • rachylou replied 8 years ago

    Hehe. Yes. 12 is the age they're no longer cute.

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    *very big chuckle*

    Soon your son will be towering over you, Debs. 

  • Thistle replied 8 years ago

    I have two daughters, so different boat. Still, DD1 loves to "wear" my shoes and clamp around the house!

  • Debora replied 8 years ago

    Lol, boys are so great! My son gave me a few hoodies and some Under Armour that he outgrew. Fun! :)

  • Runcarla replied 8 years ago

    When DSx2 got into cross country, I kitted them out with black running tights and fleece toppers from my collection. For a blink of an eye, they were into my running shoes as well. This was jr high - around 11-12 years of age. They got into some of my snowboard stuff, too - mostly tops.

    I once got a pair of hand me down rust coloured pants from DS#2, and dress shirts in white and pale blue had a second life as work shirts in my wardrobe. I wore a really good quality winter sports jacket (snowboard) in stone, olive, and tan for 4 years after it got handed down. It was the best winter sports jacket I ever had!

    This past winter we did a big swap between DH, and DSx2. DH is 6ft 2 and a bit and DSx2 are 6ft 4 (elder) and 6ft 3 (younger). At 5ft 7 I'm out of the picture now!

  • anne replied 8 years ago

    It is the opposite for me - DD12 wanting to borrow MY clothes!!
    I did ask her if I could try some of hers and she joking said if I fitted in to them it wouldn't be good for her self esteem!

  • jackiec replied 8 years ago

    Yes! I tried on my sons' jeans thinking they might be a good BF option for me (they weren't) and have definitely borrowed a hoodie or two....i agree, they don't find it amusing....

  • greycat6 replied 8 years ago

    Ha! Loving these stories!

    My girlfriend's 13 year old son accidentally wore her jeans with blingy pockets to school on day. Guess he got dressed in the dark laundry room that morning. Fortunately, he is the kind of kid that 'owns it' well. His friends have not let him live it down and he laughs right along with them!

  • milehighstyle (Linda) replied 8 years ago

    Comes in handy sometimes.  My son needed dress shoes for an orchestra performance last year and we wore the same size at the time.  I knew he would only wear the shoes once and grow out of them so I bought a pair of black oxfords, told him they were men's shoes and he wore them once and now I have them for myself.  He also never wore a rain jacket that I bought for him, so I grabbed that for myself too. 

  • SarahTheWhite replied 8 years ago

    I think my son would actually be happy because he is still so small and it would mean that he is finally catching up to some of the other boys. But his cashmere hoodie does fit me (it is actually too big for him) and I totally borrowed it the other day. :-) I did have a crazy reality check though for a moment when I realized that I was wearing something that my son wears.... and I liked it!

  • SarahTheWhite replied 8 years ago

    Oh, and the very moment he outgrows that hoodie, it will become mine!!

  • Sara L. replied 8 years ago

    My oldest son is 9 and I can wear his shoes.  He thought it was so funny that I was wearing his adidas flip flops last weekend.

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