Chapter Description: Jimmy gets out of the house.
The next night, as Steve was putting the boys to bed, he handed Benny to Jimmy. Jimmy, at first, was going to refuse, but then thought, «This feels so childish, but Benny is really soft and warm and, honestly, it was really comforting to hold him last night. It’s so nice of Steve to give me his childhood teddy bear, I really don’t want to be rude and say no. » So, he took the bear and curled up with it. From then on, every night, he was given Benny as he was tucked into bed.
Jimmy always woke up wet and had to be changed out of his GoodNite. The rest of his day went on much like before, only the twins included him in their games less and less often. When they did include him, they almost always included Bobby as well. This meant Jimmy spent a lot of his time playing games or watching TV with Bobby.
Then, just a couple of days before Christmas, Janet told Paul and Steve, “Lisa, Lois and I need to do some shopping and gift wrapping. Why don’t you two take the boys into town and go see the new Pixar release? After that you can go bowling. Bobby won’t sit still for the movie and we’ve already wrapped all his gifts, so he can stay here with Roger.” The guys said, “Okay. Sounds like a fun-outing for the boys.”
Steve had a thought and asked Lisa, “Hey, where are Jimmy’s pants? He’ll need them if we’re going into town.” Lisa replied, “Just a second, I’ll get them.” Steve and Paul went into the playroom where the boys were and Paul said, “Tommy, Timmy, we’re going to the movies and then bowling. Bobby. Grandpa wants you to stay with him. Won’t that be fun? Okay, boys, Let’s go get dressed.” Steve walked over to where Jimmy was playing Candyland with Bobby and said, “Come on, Jimmy let’s get your pants on. You and Bobby can finish your game later.”
Steve held out Jimmy’s pants for him to step into and then pulled them up to his waist and fastened the snap and zipped them up. Jimmy’s first though was, «These pants itch. It must be because I haven’t worn pants in a couple of weeks. I’ll get used to it soon. »
When Paul finished getting the twins dressed, Jimmy was downstairs watching TV with Roger and Bobby, while Steve was moving the car seat from his truck to Paul’s SUV as Bobby’s wasn’t quite big enough. Once he was done, Paul brought all 3 boys outside and buckled Tommy and Timmy into their booster seats while Steve strapped Jimmy into his car seat.
When they got to the theater, Steve came around and lifted Jimmy out of the car seat and began to carry him to the box office. Jimmy whined, “I can walk.” Steve replied, “Your shoes and socks will get wet in this slush. You’ll catch cold and I’ll catch hell from Lisa. It’s better that I carry you.”
While they were walking, Jimmy saw giant after giant on the street. Even the preteens were over 6 and a half feet tall. He couldn’t believe there were this many giants and nobody knew. All his reading of Sci-Fi had him wondering if he’d slipped into an alternate dimension or something.
When they got to the box office, as Steve was buying their tickets, Jimmy realized, «The itch isn’t going away, it’s getting worse. What am I going to do? »
They went inside and sat down, Jimmy on one side of Steve, and on the other side Steve set down a backpack. About halfway through the Pixar short before the movie, Jimmy was squirming so much that Steve leaned over and whispered, “Are you okay? Do you need me to take you to the potty?” “No. These pants are itching like crazy. I can’t sit still.”, Jimmy replied. Before he realized what was happening, Steve had pulled his shoes and his pants off and put them in the backpack. Jimmy’s first thought was, «I can’t sit here in public in my Green Lantern Underoos. What will people say? I have to ask for my pants back. Oh god, this feels so much better though, I don’t think I can stand to put them back on. » He whispered to Steve, “I need my pants. I can’t sit here in public in just my undies.” Steve whispered back, “No. I’m not going to have you squirming all afternoon. It’s fine. No one will care about a little boy running around in his undies. Just relax and enjoy the movie.” Jimmy said, “It’s too embarrassing, I need my pants.” Again, Steve said, “I said no.” Jimmy, both dismayed and relieved, thought «I’m really embarrassed, but what can I do? Steve said no. But I’m relieved I don’t have to put them back on and I can blame him if anyone says anything. »
After a few minutes with no one saying anything about his attire, Jimmy began to relax and watch the movie. When it was over, Jimmy realized, «That was awesome. I thought I was too old for it, but I really loved it. »
As they got ready to leave, Steve said, “Let’s get something to cover you up for the walk to the bowling alley, it’s cold out there.” He rummaged in the backpack and pulled out a blanket with baby blue and pink letter blocks all over it. He said, “This’ll work.” He wrapped Jimmy up in it and picked him up. In a minute, Paul and the twins were ready to go. The twins each grabbed one of Paul’s hands and they all walked outside and down a couple of blocks to the bowling alley, with Steve carrying Jimmy the whole way.
Once inside the bowling alley, Steve went to the desk and said, “One Large Men’s 13, please.” Indicating Jimmy, he asked, “Is it a problem if he just plays in his socks?” The guy behind the counter said, “I’m not supposed to let him, but go ahead. I’m not sure we have anything to fit him anyway.”
They headed to their assigned lane and Paul began programming the scoring machine. He programmed bumpers for the twins and went ahead and programmed them for Jimmy. While Paul was doing that, Steve got the twins each 22-pound balls and got Jimmy a 20. While they were getting ready to play, James thought, «I’m so embarrassed. I feel like everyone is staring at me. I keep expecting someone to say something or start laughing at the grown man running around in his undies. »
Tommy went first. He walked up to the line with the ball in both hands, bent over and swung the ball between his legs before rolling it down the lane. He knocked over 6 pins. On his next ball, he picked up the spare. Then Timmy went and did the same throw and knocked 9 pins down. Next was Paul and then it was Jimmy’s turn. Jimmy realized, «If I want to look like a kid, I better bowl like the twins. » His ball bounced off the bumper and only knocked over 3 pins. The next ball went through the same space and so he didn’t get any additional pins. At the end of the first game, Jimmy had only scored 59. Tommy got 75 and Timmy got an 83.
The second game Tommy got an 81 ,Timmy a 74 and Jimmy only scored 56.
Before the third game, Steve asked Jimmy, “Do you need to go potty?” Jimmy replied, “Maybe.” Steve said, “Let’s go try.” Steve took him to the men’s room, but the large stall, where he could stay in the stall with Jimmy, was occupied. So, he took Jimmy to one of the regular stalls, pulled down his undies and set him on the toilet, but left the door open so he could see Jimmy and help if necessary. Jimmy thought «This is so humiliating I’m going potty in front of complete strangers. » He went peepee and Steve helped him pull up his undies and then wash his hands.
On the way back, Jimmy, sick of coming in last, decided «I don’t think anyone will think it’s weird for a kid to ask an adult to teach him to bowl the way the adults do. » He asked, “Steve, can you show me how to bowl like you do?” Steve replied, “I’ll try, if you want. We’ll need to get a ball made for smaller hands.” They went looking for a new ball. The heaviest they found that would fit Jimmy’s hand, was 14 pounds. When Jimmy’s turn came, Steve walked behind him and held his arm to show him how to swing. He got 6 pins on that throw. After about 4 frames, Steve let him do it himself. In the 9th frame he actually picked up the spare. He was so proud of himself, even though he normally bowled 140, the longer lanes and heavier pins kept throwing him off. He ended up with a score of 86. He still didn’t beat the twins, but he was only 2 pins behind Tommy and only 5 behind Timmy.
The guys decided three games were enough and it was time to take the boys home. It would soon be time to get them ready for bed. As Steve carried Jimmy on their way out of the bowling alley, an older lady stopped Steve and asked, “Who is this cutie?” Steve answered, “This is Jimmy.” She then asked, “And how old are you, Jimmy?” Jimmy thought, «It would be way too embarrassing to tell her my real age. The twins aren’t being carried; I better say I’m younger than them. » Jimmy said, “I’m this many.”, holding up 5 fingers. Steve corrected him, “More like four and a half, but he likes to sound older than he really is.” Jimmy then thought, «Great, now not only am I passively allowing people to assume I’m a little kid, I’ve said it out loud, in public. This whole trip has been so humiliating. I’ll die if anyone I know finds out about this. »
When they got home, Lisa noticed immediately that Jimmy wasn’t wearing pants. She asked Steve, “Where are his pants?” Steve replied, “They were itching him to distraction, so I took them off to let him enjoy the afternoon.” “Well, give them to me and I’ll put them back in the laundry”, she said.
Jimmy decided, «I’m going to sit in one of the chairs like a big boy instead of on the floor to watch TV until bath time. » He went to one of the chairs in the living room and with more than a little difficulty was able to climb into it. He thought, «I don’t remember it being this difficult to get in this chair on the first night. »
Later, while they were getting ready for their bath, Jimmy was standing next to Timmy and mused, «He seems taller than I remember. Could he really grow that much in just a few weeks? No, I’m just imagining things. Though I swear Steve looks taller too. »
fuccx · Jun 30, 2021I hope there are more interaction between Lisa and Jimmy.
Pierry pimentel · Jun 30, 2021Great chapter love the interaction between him and Steve and the twins but I think next chapter he gonna interact more with Bobby rsrs
vended · Jun 30, 2021Very neat to see the first indications of Timmy physically regressing. :P
Spidey.kid89 · Jun 30, 2021Came right when I wanted something new to read. Love it. Love the bonding between Steve and jimmy, him accepting being in just his underwear in public, and the twins starting to view him as a younger kid.
Spidey.kid89 · Jul 12, 2021Hope you’re doing okay and there’s more soon lol No rush for real, though I just really like this one
Pierry pimentel · Jul 14, 2021Really ansious to see the next chapter and how Timmy gonna end being Bobby playmate wearing pull ups during day and pampers in the night
JustinTime · Jul 14, 2021Wondering on how jimmy is shrinking slowly, does it have something to do with the interaction with the people or food he ate or shows being watched.. Love to hear more of this story...
magicformula · Jul 21, 2021I am so loving your story, 'Baby for New Year'. I find the elements perfect and possible. It slips me right in, experiencing the unfortunate trip, right along with him. As him, even. Thank you for what you are creating. I can't wait for more!