What is it with sudden growth spurts? Yikes-my son is a big kid for his age-at 5 1/2, he weighs 68 lbs. and is 46 inches tall. he is in the 90th and upper percentile for height and weight (my older son was always such a small, skinny kid-he always wore the right size for his age , size 7 at 7, size 8 at 8, and always "slim" size). He had been wearing size 8 in jeans. Just yesterday i was telling hubby that we should buy him some new pants because I ntoiced his old ones were getting a little tight on him. He wore some jeans yesterday that fit him fine and then we put them in the laundry. This morning, he goes to get dressed and cannot close the jeans I put out for him. So, I get out a pair of green cargo pants (which i swear fit him last week!) and they close but once he took a breathe-they popped open! On to a pair of cords, also won't close, another pair of jeans that don't close, and finally one more pair of cargo pants that don't even come close to closing! This is at 8:15 this morning-he has to be in school at 8:40 and he has now tried on all his clean pants and none of them fit him Off he goes to school in a pair of shorts and here I sit buying him pants (in size 10) like a maniac on eBay (I buy on eBay because he outgrows them soo quickly). I was soo unprepared! Does this happen with your kids? All of a sudden-POOF!? Anybody got any pants to FedEx me?