Monday, September 22, 2008

It's Homecoming Week. Do you know what your child is wearing?

What will they think of next? No, don't answer that.

Monday: Pajama Day. Thankfully, Amigo usually skips this one.
Tuesday: Western Day. Amigo decided to wear his favorite country singer, Taylor Swift, featured on a t-shirt he bought last summer when he saw her with Rascal Flats. He'll top it off with his Dude Ranch cowboy hat and a pair of jeans that fit just right, and the radio on....oops, that's another song.
Wednesday: 80s prom day. Huh?? I know we don't own any ruffled tux shirts, and I don't see Amigo donning a long dress for the day, either. Hm. Bow tie? I'll check the attic.
Thursday: Hawaiian Day -- or is it Luau Day? He has two choices: a Hang Ten t-shirt or a Hawaiian touristy shirt that we found at Goodwill in near-new condition. Either way, it's a good thing the weather will be nice. Shorts will be in order.
Friday is school spirit day, of course. He'll wear one of his favorite high school team t-shirts and the school colors and cheer his heart out at the pep rally.

It's fun to watch the wild and creative ways the kids dress for the homecoming game. All is red, white, and blue (the school colors), right down to the socks, shoes, make-up, and stadium blankets. We'll go to the game with him, but we won't sit in the seething mass of hormonal humanity that is the student section. It'll be enough to sip my hot cocoa and sit with the other adults. We'll be dressed for the weather, not for the occasion. As for the dance? I'll drop him off, take a nap or see a movie, and pick him up when it's all over. He'll be dressed not in a ruffled tux shirt (thank goodness), but in his alternate Hawaiian attire; whichever piece he didn't wear on Thursday. The dance has a Luau theme as well; how's that for fun in this tailgate party haven?

In closing, I won't worry too much about how he may be dressed each morning. I know that compared to others, he's rather normal, whatever that may mean.

The topic of children and their creative fashion choices was suggested by Parent Bloggers Network and Toys 'R Us, home of the Polly Pocket Pop and Swap.

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Blogger Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Cute theme days. I remember "button day" was tradition at my high school and my BF's father was a state senator and she always won the contest for our class each year. She had about 500 buttons attached permanently to this sweat suit--sounded like a bag of tin cans walking down the hallway!

9/22/2008 8:46 PM  

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