I purchased new shorts for the boys a few weeks ago and yet Andrew still is wearing his shorts that are way too small for him. I decided to take matters into my own hands and take away the shorts that I don't want him to wear any longer - problem solved. Now he has no choice but to wear the new shorts. SIDE NOTE - As it turns out Tim had claimed all the new longer shorts for himself so Andrew didn't have anything but the old shorts to wear. I have fixed that.
Now that I was looking at a pile of 4 pairs of big boy shorts I got to thinking (never a good thing) that Peter needs new shorts. With a family of 6 kids someone is always out growing their clothes. While the big boys shorts would be way too big for Peter it still gave me an idea.
I turned Andrew's out grown shorts into great shorts for Peter. An hour or so later I have 4 pairs of little boys shorts that have plenty of growing room. I will post a full tutorial of how I did it later. It was way easy.
I love the satisfaction that being thrifty gives me.