Monday, 7 June 2010

The Beautiful Son - fashion guru

My son was not terribly interested in fashion. He used to wear anything he was given, not a bother on him, the good old days, when clothes were cheap and Mummy was happy. Then he got slightly fussier, he wanted a say in what he wore, fair play, he is now fully Jack Wills'd up. I am skint. Enough said.

He's not quite so sure about what women wear though, he has a bemused and confused look when asked for his opinion of an outfit, you can see his wee brain trying to come up with something useful but as he can't play Call of Duty on it or eat it, he's not terribly interested.

He did ask me the other day if I'd slept in my running kit, no dearest son, I get up and leave at 6 am for my run so I get back in time to spend from 7am to 7.45am getting you out of bed, with a sliding scale of irritated voice in proportion.

But the best one was on Friday night, I'm dressed to go out in my new white and silver maxi dress and silver sequinned fit flops (I know, I'm sad) and he looked at me with the bemused and confused look and said "Is that a nightie or are you getting married?"

Gok Wan is shitting himself.

22 comments:

slommler said...

I am sure you told him you were getting married and you hit him up side the head?? HA!
Boys...and already a "man"!! Sigh!
Will wonders ever cease?
Hugs
SueAnn

London City Mum said...

Priceless observation.

And if you had told him you were just popping to the supermarket?

LCM x

auntiegwen said...

Sue Ann - I know, alpha male in training :)

LCM - he'd have just asked me to get him some jaffa cakes probably :)

Rare Lesser Spotted said...

I can understand the lad's confusion. I have always blanched when asked for an opinion on my loved one's dress or outfit or choice of quilt etc etc., on the basis that I'm never sure whether to:

1. Tell the truth, which could lead to deaf and dumb breakfast for a week;
2. Tell her what I think she wants to hear because she's made her mind up already anyway;
3. Lie, smile and live with it.

PS When undertaking this exercise, I ensure a clear route of quick exit.
Yours faithfully,
confused coward.
XX

auntiegwen said...

RLS - poor you, I now feel quite sorry for men, it must be hard to guess what the lady in question wants to hear ! xx

Gigi said...

Men. *sigh* You can't count on them for a fashion opinion - ever. I'm sure you were gorgeous!

auntiegwen said...

Gigi - I was actually feeling quite good about the dress !!! hadn't thought for a minute it might look strange to a 15 year old boy!

indigo16 said...

I have just bought not one but two sets of harem pants, I am bracing myself for the amusing quips and scathing put downs especially after my blue babydoll dress fiasco.
I feel your pain.
I too CRAVE solitude, my entire halfterm was spent with at least one member of family not 5 inches away from me I love them but ... 9 days of extreme claustrophobia...
Having lived with au-pairs for 4 years I know how you feel and they were at least of the femail persuasion.
And remeber it starts with a tea towel...then the tea cosy then...

auntiegwen said...

Alison - you're tall, you'll get away with harem pants. And I'm well aware it's a slippery slope :)

Jon Storey said...

Our eldest girl regularly deals her mother the killing blow as she is about the leave the house. Last Friday's parting shot as we left the house on the way to a wedding reception was,

"My God, Mother what are you wearing? You look a complete retard)

Duly fortified, The Children's Mother got into the car making a mental note to return with a baseball bat....!

Jon Storey said...

ps, I can't publish what she says about my dress sense.......

auntiegwen said...

Jon - not just my children doing the fashion critique then ? poor Mrs Jon, I hope you told her she looked great, you should hear what mine say about their dad!!! way worse than I get

Ayak said...

That's boys for you...well on his way to being the stereotypical male I'm afraid!

libby said...

bet you looked gorgeous.....and maybe stranger things have been said in jest!!

Laura said...

Never mind the clothes thing, You get up at 4am to go running? Really?

auntiegwen said...

ayak - ah yes, man in training :)

Libby - yep, he's so used to seeing me in my jammies, he probably thinks I've upgraded to a nighty!!!

Lolly - 6 am and trust me, that's plenty early but less people around to see the fat wobble !!!!!

Alienne said...

They know how to wound. My youngest (a girl) looked me up and down one night and said "You're not going out looking like THAT are you?"

Looking for Blue Sky said...

I think he sounds rather sweet :)

Suzanne Jones said...

Aw, bless - at least he tried.

XX

Madame DeFarge said...

At least he didn't tell you that you can't leave the house looking like that. But I'm not sure about the flip flops. Is there much sand in Sheffield these days?

Chic Mama said...

Awwww, he sounds cheeky. Hehe.
I've recently taken to asking son, daughter anyone who is around " Does this look ok?" Son just laughs embarrassed...;0S

Outfit sounds lovely by the way.Love maxi dresses but too short to wear them.

auntiegwen said...

Alienne - would that be the daughter that ridicules your black ankle boots but borrows them?

LFBS - he is the most gorgeous and sweet boy/man I love the bones of him

Suzanne - he helped me buy sunglasses a few weeks ago and you could tell by his face he was losing the will to live but he did not moan, he's grand

Madame - I promise I don't live in Sheffield, I'm assuming your site meter tells you I do, but it's way further North than me

Chic mama - I am teeny tiny but I just found 2 great ones that are proportionate :) xx