August 21, 2005

The Fashion Disaster Strikes Again

My husband took my eldest to a birthday party, so that left me with Son#2 and Bones to run some errands. We’re all about gardening as of late… gardening and bird feeders. So that was our mission today, to buy more flowers for me to kill and a birdfeeder. Hopefully I won’t be killing any birds.

Bones comes in wearing Sponge Bob socks, his camo shorts also known as his suitcase pants, and a surfer shirt with blue tie dyed sleeves. He looked like someone on a bad acid trip had thrown up clothes for him to wear.

I always try to not make a big deal… just quietly suggest that perhaps there are other choices that are better suited. So completely aghast at the pending fashion disaster wanting to travel with ME, I said, “Dude, you don’t match.” With one hand, I held the blue tie dyed sleeves and with the other and I held the camo fabric and said, “They don’t go.”

Static immediately was directed at me. “They kinda go Mom. Look, they have a similar pattern.”

I didn’t see it. Sky blue splotchy tie dye and Army green and beige splotchy camo… it must’ve been the splotchy he saw.

“Nope”, I replied, “they don’t match. The colors are off and the splotchy pattern isn’t the same.”

That doesn’t even go into the whole Hippy vs. Military theme he had goin’ on.

Whining to the nth degree was the reply, “Moooooom, whyyyyyy dooooo I allllllwaaaays haaaave to match?”

Sheesh. Ummm, because it’s a reflection upon me if you don’t?

Posted by Boudicca at August 21, 2005 09:18 PM | TrackBack

Haha, Cammies....just military tie-dye!!

Posted by: Sissy at August 21, 2005 10:08 PM

LOL! That's what I liked; the hippie vs. military theme.

It is a bit like the rule that you can wear silver, or gold, (but preferably silver).

Posted by: Sally at August 22, 2005 06:46 PM

Just like it's my wife's fault if I go out and my shirt & tie don't match :-)

Posted by: Harvey at August 22, 2005 10:44 PM