We are getting ready for school at our house. One thing this involves is buying school clothes. Since the kids are going to a Lutheran school, they have a dress code that amounts essentially to uniforms–twill pants or shorts and polos for the boys; twill pants, skort, or jumper and polos for the girls. So last week I set out to purchase enough things to get them started. This was pretty easy since practically every store around here carries school uniform clothes. This wasn’t the case in OK, so it was a new thing to me.
In purchasing pants for the boys, I discovered just how much they have grown this summer. Both of them have moved to the next size in order to accomodate thier new heights. I took them for school physicals last week, and Calvin is now 4′ 10″ tall. He is 9. This seems incredible to me, the youngest sibling of a family of short people where, I at 5’4″ was considered “tall.” Two of my three sisters are 4′ 11″, to give you just a little perspective on how tall Calvin seems to me. Nevin is 3 – 4 inches shorter than Calvin, but since Christmas, when I last bought him new khaki pants, he has grown about 2 1/2 inches. At this point, I am not sure how I will continue to clothe them for another 10 years or so.