The back to school countdown begins

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I love my kids and would rather have them home with me than not. At the same time however, I’m counting down the days until next Thursday when they return to school. 

We have some major concerns as far as school goes this year, mostly in regards to Emmett. 

Aside from the medical and sensory issues, there’s still a great deal to prepare for, the biggest and most challenging is clothes. Emmett and Elliott both need school pants. The problem is, the pants they need probably don’t exist. 

Elliott does okay with clothes, for the most part. Emmett is the real challenge and finding him pants he’ll actually wear has been impossible thus far. 

He has to have them fit a certain way, or else he won’t be comfortable. 

The pants can’t button or snap. They need to be that little metal hook thingy that you slide into a little catch, and it holds pants on. 

He also need to have them tight, but not so tight it gives him a tummy ache. The pant legs also have to touch the top of his crocs. Unfortunately, that means the pants have to be too small in order to be tight enough. It’s a nightmare. 

Once we figure out this next obstacle with their clothes, we will be able to say that we are emotionally and physically ready for them to return to school. ☺ 

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kimmy gebhardt

The pants you are describing are basic dress pants. Your best bet is probably to buy them to fit in the waist and have them tailored so that the length is to his liking. In fact, hemming tape and an iron should do the trick. Have you tried sweatpants, or does he require the hook?

kimmy gebhardt
kimmy gebhardt

Related to commenting, all my comments are getting caught up in moderation again. It doesn’t matter if I post as a guest or go through Google; they get caught both ways.


I never know if Rob even sees most my comments. Which means I have stopped reading this blog on a daily basis.