For the past two years, my 9-year old son’s wardrobe has rarely deviated from elastic waisted athletic pants. We have endured tears and tantrums about putting on a pair of pants that have a zipper for class programs, weddings, and family portraits.
I am not the mom who picks out their kids’ outfits everyday. I’m exactly the opposite. Anyone who has seen my kids on any given school day knows that I let my offspring choose their clothing–almost always.
Special occasions requiring dressed-up attire have been a tearful, sweaty disaster with my big-guy. UNTIL, my neighbor enlightened me about Abercrombie & Fitch’s sweatpant stretch jeans.
That’s right. SWEATPANT. JEANS.
Jeans that fit and feel like sweatpants. This is not a joke. This is a real thing. If you don’t know about it, you are missing out.
After purchasing a pair of the $39.95 a&f straight sweatpant stretch jeans, my 9-year old son who hasn’t worn a pair of jeans without crying in 2-years exclaimed,
“On a scale from 1-10, I give these a 9.75!”
Then, HE WORE THEM TO SCHOOL! All day. Without complaining. He even rode his bike around the block wearing them after school.
I am getting ZERO kickbacks from a&f for this blog (although I would gladly except some in order to afford multiple pairs of these magical sweatpants jeans). I wrote this so other mothers with “husky” “sensory-sensitive” boys can experience the bliss and freedom from a life lived solely in athletic pants.
Disclaimer: my husky 9-year old needed a size 14 in the skinny stretch jeans, so size up if your little man is a bigger-little man.
Seriously…Give your family the gift of a athletic pant-free holiday and order some of these magical jeans today! You will not regret it. Especially when it’s time to go to Aunt Vivienne’s fancy China-clad Christmas Eve dinner and you kid wants to roll up to the table in his Under Armour apparel.