Patrick has grown at least 4 inches since last winter. He has grown right out of the hand me down snow pants that Michael wore at his age.
Michael lost the outer shell of his nice Columbia winter coat. He got a new winter coat to replace his new-last-year-but-still-fit-him coat.
Because Patrick grew out of his snow pants at the same time Michael needed a new coat, Michael got new snow pants too. Patrick is now wearing Michael’s new-last-year snow pants and Michael’s new-3-years-ago coat.
At least they match.
No wonder Patrick, the boy who cherishes his cowboy boots and loved soccer for the uniform (and treats) always has a major chip on his shoulder!