This is a little bit of a rant, so beware.
Still here? Okay. Here we go.
A couple of weeks ago I bought a pair of jeans for Zach. Zach is a 6 year old boy about the size of a good sized 8 year old. I bought him a size 8 pants. They fit fine. The waist is good. The length is good. The jeans fit.
Today I bought a pair of jeans for Kammi. Kammi is a 5 (barely) year old girl about the size of a regular sized 5 year old. Her size 5 jeans are too tight in the waist and too short for her legs. Her new size 6 jeans are too tight in the waist. So today I tried a size 8 jeans on her and they FIT.
I am going out my mind trying to figure out how these two kids are the "same" size. I am going out my mind trying to figure out how it is okay to tell a little girl she is 3 sizes bigger than she actually is. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PANTS? There is no way in heaven or hell Zach could squish his butt into those girl size 8 pants. So, his whole life he's going to be a nice respectable size, comfortable in his jeans, and Kammi, who is NOT fat, NOT big boned, and is in fact built quite slenderly, will spend her life in pants 3 sizes too big with her (not fat) belly hanging over the top and crying into her (root)beer because she is FAT. Ugh!