This week Michelangelo literally split the seam of his shorts turning flips on the trampoline two days in a row. Yep he ripped two pairs of shorts, completely, irreparably. Now I realise that he is the third boy so by the time pants are handed down to him they are rather worn; at least he tells me that’s the reason. My thoughts include that he is rather rough on shorts, but I do truly believe they just don’t make them like they used too. The fabric is thinner than I used to purchase.
Pondering the problem I hit on a solution! I would buy denim, tough and indestructible Michelangelo is more likely to outgrow before he can wear out. I headed off to the op-shop to buy old denim jeans to cut down to shorts. Imagine my delight when I found three pairs of denim shorts and three button shirts suitable for church; which he also needed. All articles of clothing are absolutely in wonderful condition, it nearly seems a shame to have the shorts for farm use.