Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Braces


Harvey always feels the need to be showing everyone his 'builder's bum'. No matter what size trousers I get or how well I fix the adjustable waists, they always seem to slip. There is one item of clothing that will now be the future for him ...........


........braces!

I bought some from eBay from a user called scarawac for just £3.99 delivered. scarawac store  They had a duck design which Harvey had chosen so I went with those thinking that if he liked the design he might want to wear them.

They arrived very quickly, within 2 days,  and I instantly showed them to Harvey. He loved them but when I came to putting them on his trousers, well, it's accurate to say he didn't want to wear them!

This is where Facebook came in. I posted up a picture on my wall with the caption of.....

Harvey doesn't like his new braces to keep his trousers up.  I've promised him 50p for every like he can get to show that braces are the future for him!





Throughout the day, Harvey kept his braces on and would ask how many likes he was getting. Lovely comments from my friends too for him which encouraged him to wear them.

All was going great until they broke. I'd like to add that Harvey isn't the kindest of people to his clothes so it was expected at some point. (I have actually fixed them now as the metal just needed a bit of a nip together.)


He achieved a grand total of 102 likes during the day with that number then rising into the evening. He was more than happy with his £52 he made and treated himself to the largest ice cream that he could get. I'm just glad I had negotiated it down from £1 a like.

The money is now sitting in his account ready for whatever he needs or wants in the future.

Thank you to Taz, Ant and everyone on the comments for attempting to make it go viral and bankrupting me ~ that's true friendship that is! Love you all :)



I have now bought 2 more pairs for him as he absolutely loves them. One converted little boy with no more 'builder's bum' and one very happy mummy.

avoiding the washing up and attempting a bit of blackmail.

29 comments:

  1. He is such a cool little dude.

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  2. Aww, bless him! hope he spends his money wisely - or one more ice-creams!! x

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    1. I've tucked it away in his savings account for now else he may end up buying the whole street ice creams. hehe

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  3. Cute little boy! He must be pleased with his prize!

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  4. lol when I read "braces" I thought you meant the teeth kind! My eldest is struggling with his right now :S Your little chap looks very sweet in his trouser braces :)

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    1. Oh I remember having "train tracks". I eventually found a little pot of wax for it which you just soften between your fingers and applied on top of the metal bits if they rubbed on my mouth.

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  5. Lol I like the bribery bit but it did leave you out of pocket.The braces look great.

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  6. Aww those are adorable! Super cute!

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  7. We bought the boys jeans with braces for their birthday- I thought- like your little one- they look super cool. Unfortunately having two 3-year olds who love 'contact games' has resulted in the braces being used to throw the other round the room!
    That ice-cream looks great! More than worth it!

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  8. He is a cutie! That is so funny that he got so many likes and now your skint, poor you! x

    http://www.youbabymemummy.com

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  9. I bought braces for my son and they were great to start with, but they lost their tension and ceased to do the job. I'll be interested to know how you get on with yours long term.

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  10. Aw, braces are cool! And he is rich!

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  11. They look great. I wonder if they do adult ones, my husband has the same builders bum problem, not a good look!

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    1. You can certainly get adult ones .... Although not sure they will have rubber ducks on them hehe.

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  12. Bless I love seeing kids in braces

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  13. They are so cute. Harry doesn't have the builders but yet but I'm now tempted to buy some just because.
    Well done on his likes, good job it was only 50p

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  14. He does look cute, but that could potentially be a very expensive method of bribery, better hope that post doesn't go viral!!!

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    1. Yes, I didn't think that one through! :)

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  15. My boys wore braced when they were litter. I love the look of them

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  16. Awww so cute. My daughter had to wear braces when she was little as it was before the time of adjustable waist

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  17. braces are the cutest! we are a big fan too :)

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  18. I like those braces. Here's another big thumbs up if you are still shelling out 50p/like :-)

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  19. What a dude and looks like he's totally rocking the new braces! We have the same issue with my eldest, he was born 10 weeks prematurely and at 2 1/2 is still teeny tiny so we have a nightmare finding clothes that will fit. Adjustable waists are a godsend but i think i'll have to look in to getting him some braces as these look pretty cool! xxx

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  20. He looks so cool in his braces! More importantly though, that ice cream is huge and I want one right now!

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