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Thousands of Hillbillies Can’t Be Wrong

Thousands of Hillbillies Can’t Be Wrong

November 30, 2007


As part of his– I am turning three soon and no longer need you except for things like cutting my meat and wiping my butt– Miles now likes to dress himself. To make this easier on both of us I keep only the clothes I actually want him to wear within his reach. I got tired of constantly saying things like, “You can not wear shorts and a thick wool Christmas sweater that fit you two years ago.”

This morning he came down wearing his overalls. I innocently asked, “Where is your shirt, Miles?”

“I not need a shirt. This goes on my shoulders, see? It is a shirt. And it is pants.”

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  1. bombaygirl says:

    too flipping cute! I like his rational response.

  2. Lizzette says:

    I see he’s outside, so how cold is it where you live? The way he is dressed you’d think it was summer. At least, he’s coordinated his outfit with his shoes.

    Not only does my son not dress correctly for the season, but he’s often wearing some sort of clown-like outfit. I think from now on, I will just stick to buying him neutral clothes that go with everything - a closet full of black, white, kahkis, jeans, and maybe some browns. Definitely nothing plaid or lime green.

  3. Heather says:

    He’s got a great answer. To bad more hillbillies don’t look like him!

  4. Kate says:

    I love Miles.

  5. Di says:

    That is an awesome picture!

  6. Katie says:

    Smart kid.

  7. Karen Vogel says:

    That’s a boy, all right. They like to dress efficiently. Unlike girls, who will wear as many of their favorite things at once as they possibly can.

  8. christine says:

    Just missing the piece of straw hanging out of his mouth!!

  9. Janssen says:

    I have a little crush on Miles - his cuteness just cracks me up!

    And only four and under can get away with overalls. AFter that? Just no.

  10. Beth says:

    Ohmygosh, the cuteness! How adorable, both the anecdote and the picture.

  11. Sue says:

    At least he’s wearing pants. My son puts on underwear and a pajama shirt and thinks he’s good to go.

    Cute, cute, cute.

  12. halloweenlover says:

    No no no no no. He cannot possibly be almost 3. Not possible. I won’t accept it.

  13. Kristie says:

    Hey, can’t argue with logic like that. :)

  14. Bri says:

    Oh, I totally agree with Kristie… That’s some iron-clad logic right there. Gotta love the mind of an almost three year old! They come up with good stuff.

  15. Wendy says:

    Get ready, mom. That boy is going to be a lawyer. You can’t argue with logic like that.

  16. Christy says:

    That is some kind of logic there! Watch out for that one.

  17. Jillian Curtis says:

    What a cutie :)

    I’m new to your blog, please feel welcomed to come and visit mine.


  18. The Simple Family says:

    Please tell me he’s getting a mullet next. Dude, business in the front, party in the back, Miles.

  19. Shash says:

    too cute!!! and really, he’s right!!! We’re wearing that exact ensemble RIGHT NOW. :)

    Here in Florida, that is. It’s darn cold where you are.


  20. OMSH says:

    I think I might just be in love with him.
    Yes, IN LOVE.

  21. Jessica says:

    LOL He is so stinking cute!!! I really wish our boys could meet. They seem so much alike :)

  22. Victoria says:

    So true.

    So. True.

  23. Liz says:

    He is so delicious.

  24. Shannon says:

    Well, you can’t argue with the logic.

  25. Nora Bee says:

    It makes perfect sense! And so efficient!

  26. Anitz says:

    Good night, John-Boy!

  27. genpoco says:

    he’s right you know. just adorable…lol!

  28. Carolynn from Western Australia says:

    He is so definitely cute. Who could argue with logic like that.

    Carolynn :-)

  29. Laura K. says:

    woah! My 4.5 yr old can’t put any clothes on by himself, well maybe pajamas if we beg but they will be on backwards for sure. I love him in overalls but I can only use them on weekends because the teacher WILL NOT help in the bathroom and he has to wear pants that can ‘go up and down’ as he tells me. This also excludes JEANS. Makes me grateful for a boy in a way because they don’t HAVE to wipe but girls do…

    I saw a boy a few months older than him in overalls and asked his mom if he can handle the buckles himself. She scoffed at me and said, ‘you need to PRACTICE with him at HOME’

    Bad mom I guess?

  30. Laura K. says:

    Oooh forgot to add that JUST this week, my son insists on cutting food himself. He was so proud! When the baby comes he may have to learn to dress himself too!

  31. Beverly says:

    Smart boy.

    And cute too!

  32. Lori says:

    If my mom saw this picture, she would call Miles a “boy after her own heart.” She loves overalls and I try in vain to rid her closet of them.

  33. Meg says:

    Hey, sounds good to me.

  34. Antique Mommy says:

    “It is a shirt. And it is pants” — That is so funny!

    I learned that “remove all truly hideous clothing” lesson the hard way after I had to send Sean to school in blue and orange hawaiian print shorts and a sweater one day. And I wonder why the other mothers avoid me.

  35. Elizabeth says:

    That is such great logic I think we should all give it a try. What say, Chris, should your readers all submit photos of ourselves in just overalls?

    Oh, right, not that kind of blog.

  36. mama's got moxie says:

    oh, that’s so cute… and you know, he’s sorta right. sorta.

  37. CathyC says:

    There are that many hillbillies?
    Your son is adorable!

  38. Isabel Kallman says:

    he got you!

  39. Cary says:

    You are lucky!!! I am running a mini-nudist colony at my house with my almost 3 year old. At least he lets me put clothes on when it is time to leave the house. Oh well the easier to squeeze those cheeks while I still can, however, the constant masturbation is getting old. The joys of potty training!

  40. jenB says:

    Hard to fight that logic! And sorry, but SO CUTE!

  41. She Likes Purple says:

    He’s seriously got a point.

  42. Kris says:

    He’s got you there, doesn’t he?

  43. Lisa Lisa says:

    He is just so freakin’ CUTE!!!

  44. Izzy says:

    You can’t argue with that kind of logic. But isn’t it like really fricken cold up there?

  45. Barb says:

    Age three. My favorite age. Their logic is beautiful. Cute.

  46. Chris says:

    Yes, it is cold up here! I was holding the coat in my other hand while I took this photo because I knew he would want it on. Along with his hat and gloves.

  47. Girlymom4 says:

    too cute!! I love how proud he looks.

  48. amanda says:

    Of course he not need a shirt! He’s brilliant. Am here from your Blogher post on decorating during renovation. What a treat to also find authentic tales from the trenches. Happy angel placing!

  49. another Lori says:

    There is NOTHING cuter than a 3 year old in overalls. Except that my daughter also used that line about the shirt…

  50. Sock Girl says:

    Genius! And adorable too!