My son has been pulling at his pants, yanking at his crotch, and just looking really uncomfortable for months.
"Do you need to pee?" I asked.
"Are you okay?"
"Yeah." But it was obvious he wasn't.
I couldn't figure out what was wrong. I even told his father "You know, Ben's seems to be grabbing at his crotch a lot. What should I do?"
He asked him, "Ben, do your private parts feel okay?"
"Do you need to pee?"
He clearly wasn't delving any deeper into the problem than I had.
On a lark, I went into his underwear drawer. Sure enough, that Spider Man underwear he loves so much is a size 4. He just turned 7.
DER! Sometimes the answer to our problems is right under our noses. And our butts.