Equipment Buys at My House
Me: I'll bet you're catcher leg guards are getting too short. I found some good ones on clearance in your color. They're on their way.
DD: What? I don't want new legs. I like my old ones.
Me: Put them on....
Measuring and marking where her knee hits the pad ensues...
The knee cap is hitting the top of the pad...
Near tears and grumbling from DD...
2 Days later...
Me: Shins are here.
DD: Can I open them now?
DD: Pretty. They fit! I love them! I''ll start wearing them after try outs. I don't want them to think I don't practice because they're new.
This is the way equipment buying works at my house. Fierce sentimentality for any piece of gear that's been through the battles with her, then a complete turn around to "Out with the old. In with the new."
New gloves take a much longer grieving process.
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I wish it were that easy for my DD. Basically have to get rid of old stuff for her to move on to new (but of course the flip side is you like to hold onto it as a backup/spare). she was looking through DSG catalog that came in mail the other day, shrugged said I dont really need anything, I said we would probably have to get her new cleats, she said she wanted to wear her old ones, finally relented when I said they probably would not fit (she is a 2007, so her shoe size seems to change immediately after any foot wear purchase greater than $20). same with street clothes too, refuses to get rid of something unless she absolutely cannot get it on.
I so feel you with the cleats. Last season DD went through 6 pairs of cleats. Every time I turned around she had outgrown another pair. She is almost 15 now and I think (hope/pray) she is done growing because the last growth spurt was expensive.
Originally Posted by bmakj
Lol Same. Our kids hate new cleats the most!