Up One Size
“What are you doing in the watering can?”
” Waiting for my clothes to be ready. What took you so long?’ Looking at Pomi in the watering can I had to pull myself together not to burst out laughing.
” Here are your things.” I smiled. “And it did not take that long. Please get out of that watering can and let me help you get dressed. ”
” I can manage thank you. Just put everything on the floor and turn around.”
” Excuse me?”
” Would you please put my clean clothes on the floor and then turn around.”
” Because I do not want you to see me naked!”
” Pomi, do I have to remind you that I crocheted you. So I know what you look like.”
” Things change. Please turn around.”
I put Pomi’s shirt and trousers on the floor and turned away. I could hear him climbing out of the watering can. Then it was silent.
” You shrank the pants!” Pomi suddenly burst out. “They are too small on me. You shrank my trousers.” Pomi was trying frantically to fit into the crocheted blue garment.
” No I did not.”
” You did too! They are small on me! And turn around! Do not look at me! You shrank my trousers! What am I going to do?”
” As a matter of fact I made you a new pair.”
” You did what? You already made me a new pair. Why didn’t you say so right away. Where is it?”
I gave him the new pair of trousers. ” Don’t worry, I am not looking.” I chuckled.
” So you knew you shrank the old ones then?”
” No, I just saw that you tore them so I thought I make you a new pair.”
” They look exactly like the ones I had.”
” Yes, they do, just one size bigger. But tell me, how did you gain weight?”
” Who says I did?”
” I do.”
” What do you know about my weight?”
” Well, I could not help noticing that you started having a bit of a tummy.”
” What tummy?”
” That tummy!” I pointed at Pomi’s midsection.
” I don’t have a tummy!”
” Well, apparently you do because the old trousers were too tight. I wonder how you put on that much weight?”
“THAT much weight?”
” You went up one size?”
Pomi lifted up his shirt and looked at his tummy.
Then he looked at me and smiled.