“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

While I am being peevish, I have another useful announcement. This for the people in the children’s clothing industry. So, here I go, up on the soap box:

<tap, tap, tap> Is this thing on?

Good.  Okay.

To the makers of little boys’ jeans:

Little boys need pockets.

While I would have thought that this would be self-evident to anyone that had more than two hours contact with little boys, I can tell you with absolute assurance that the idea of fake pockets on jeans is a complete non-starter.

Without pockets, it is impossible to follow the maternal directive to keep your hands in your pockets in public restrooms and other “less than clean places”.

Without pockets, where can a boy put his treasures for safe keeping? Where do the pennies, smooth rocks, flowers for mommy, and the occasional lost toad, take up residence?

Where do you put your hands on cold days when you have inevitably misplaced your mittens while climbing the monkey bars?

Where do you put your gum for safekeeping during lunch hour?

In case you are in doubt about this point – Little boys do NOT carry purses.

Considering the myriad of crucial reasons to which little boys are indebted to their pockets, sewing fake pockets onto boys jeans is just…plain…mean.

Little boys may not have the monetary clout of wads of cash in those little pockets.

But Mommies do.

And they don’t like fake pockets either.

January 25th, 2010 at 4:10 pm
3 Responses to “And yet another PSA”
  1. 1

    You’re kidding. Somebody makes boypants with no pockets?

    That’s insane.

    I’ll be you check for pockets before making future purchases.


  2. 2
    Artie Says:

    It’s a European shoulder bag.

  3. 3
    Moose Says:

    It was a gift.