Monday, November 14, 2011

Bad Coat

The other day at Target, I saw a cute red fitted coat as we were walking out the door and I stopped to try it on.

"How do I look, Big Kid?" I asked.

"Like a fat woman in a red coat," he answered with a smile, without skipping a beat.

"Big Kid!! I am NOT fat! And you don't call people fat. Especially me. I'm not fat, Big Kid."

He laughed. "I just don't like the coat. I was kidding."

"That's the un-funniest joke you could ever tell a lady! This coat is not my size, by the way, it is too big. That's the problem, I am not the problem," and all weekend I teased him about calling me a fat woman in a red coat and how I may have to find a new oldest son since mine is so awful.

Today I dragged him to the Target across town and was delighted to find the coat in my size. This time he knew to stand there quietly while I hopped over to the mirror and tried it on.

"I a fat woman in a red coat," I said sadly once I buttoned it up and assessed the situation.

Big Kid cracked up laughing. "I told you so!" He tried to compose himself and added, "But you're not fat, mom, it's just a bad coat. But I did tell you so," he was hardly able to hide his smirk. "Fat woman in a red coat" he whispered to himself while laughing.

Why did he have to be right? I like always being right and I really (thought I) liked that coat.


Elly said...

Well, at least you know that he'll give you an honest opinion, even if he wasn't tactful about. :)

Auntie A said...

I know the pounds have been sneaking up on me lately too - uggghhhh! I personally put a pair of jeans on this weekend and I thought they were going to freaking cut me in half and the holidays are coming so it's only going to get worse! I have to say that comment seemed out of character for Big Kid because he is usually so serious :-)

Jennifer said...

Now you know you can always trust his opinion when you ask.

Lin said...

Aw, I hate it when I think something would look great on me & then try it on and find that I look god awful in it. I agree with Jennifer though, at least you know he'll always give you an honest opinion.

JT said...

Hrumph! It must have been an awful coat. I'll be pissed when my 15 month-old gives me fashion advice.

Unknown said...

I love red too, but it sounds like a really bulky coat.

Paula Kiger said...

Don't even buy it when it goes on sale (which it will). It clearly has bad coat karma. Which is a shame b/c I love red.

Dominique@Dominique's Desk said...

I love red too.. however am not so brave as to get a red coat.