Last week, I had a pretty big mommy fail. Lil’ CB, who has been fully potty-trained for almost 9 months, had an accident — only the 3rd pee accident he’s ever had since those first 3 days. And it was TOTALLY my fault.
You see, my little boy, who is eager to grow in his independence, headed to the bathroom by himself while we were at a Christmas party. He does this all the time at home and knew where the bathroom was at his friend’s house, so it didn’t seem like it would be an issue. In fact, I didn’t even realize Lil’ CB had headed to the bathroom until I heard him frantically shouting, “Mommy! Mommy! Come fast!!!” I rushed into the bathroom and found Lil’ CB in tears saying, “I had an accident, Mommy! I peed in my pants…” He was so sad…and *I* was so sad when I realized that the reason he peed in his pants was because he couldn’t get his skinny jeans off by himself.
Back when we initially potty trained, I relented and kept Lil’ CB in elastic-waist pants and shorts to help the process go more smoothly. Normally, I’m not a huge fan of little boys in sweatpants and basketball shorts all day, every day. And I know there’s probably only a small window of time before that’s all Lil’ CB wants to wear! So, once the cooler autumn weather rolled in, we were back to skinny jeans and cords for Lil’ CB…
He has been really great about getting his pants off and back on by himself and asks for help if/when he needs it. And never once has he complained about the clothes I put him in (secretly, I think he likes them ;)…despite how miserable he might look in that picture!).
I guess this time he had just held out for too long and the jeans were just too skinny. And after seeing his face last week, I’ll most likely retire that pair.
We won’t be abandoning button and zipper pants altogether, but we’ll be leaning a little more heavily on elastic-waist pants. And while little girls definitely have a leg up (haha) in this department with all the variations of adorable leggings that are available to them, take heart, moms of boys, because we aren’t just limited to sweatpants — hurrah!
We have this pair of cargo pants from the Gap that we bought early in the Fall and we also have these elastic-waist skinny cargos from Korea that are a pretty close second to Lil’ CB’s now-retired skinny jeans.
I don’t plan on buying any more pants until Lil’ CB is ready for the next size up (his old skinnies are actually 18-24 months…and yes, I do still feel terrible about the whole incident!), so we will have throw sweatpants into the mix more frequently. But, when Lil’ CB is ready for new, bigger pants, you can bet we’ll be looking into these very cute, non-sweatpants elastic-waist pants!
And when we do get to the point where all Lil’ CB wants to wear are sweatpants, I might be okay with it if they’re as cute as these:
I said *might*. ;)