Tuesday, May 17, 2011

In the which I Save the Kidses Future from their Past

For ten years now, or almost ten, for Yahoo #1 is just a week shy of ten, I have required that my kids wear "matching" clothes.  Not that the pair should wear the same outfits, but their individual wearables must coordinate colors and patterns.  This is in accordance to my opinion of what matches and what does not.  (Note that my "style" is totally up for argument as the current "match" standard, but that's a topic for another day.)

I figure that ten years from now, when the Yahoos are looking at photos of their bad selves, they won't gasp with embarrassment over the outfits they chose.  See how I'm saving my kidses future from their past?  I know!  Right?

Yahoo #1 has been (mostly) okay with this.  He'll come out wearing plaid brown and green shorts with a camouflage shirt.  I'll say, "Sorry dude.  Dudn't match, find something else."  He'll return to find something else or ask for assistance.

Well Yahoo #2 isn't so hip on this arrangement.  No siree.  He'll fight me all the way to the bank on this, and I fight back.  Lately, he wants to wear socks that do not match each other... socks that are not a complete pair.  Gasp!  Right?

The other day, as I was in the middle of the current save-the-kidses-future-from-their-past battle, Yahoo #2, all mopey and such, says, "Moooooooom?  Why does stuff hafta match anyways?"

Um.  I have no answer for that.  I guess it doesn't hafta match, does it?  This is where Rabid has officially thrown in the stuff-hasta-match towel.  You should see what the two wore to school today.

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7 comments:

Buddy the Elf said...

At least his shoes are on the right feet.

lifein360 said...

You never know, in 10 years or so, they could both be contestants on Project Runway. And all because of your high fashion standards you instilled at such an early age.

Lynnie said...

My husbands mother never thought stuff hadta match and I LOVE to see the old pictures showing his creative genius pairings.

Winder said...

Nice. Hopefully the pants were hiked up for the photo. If not you have bigger problems than matching.

radracer said...

The shoes are a matching pair. What's the problem?

megan said...

Take him to Sears and let him work the Garanimals section over - he'll feel so empowered :) he he...

Aubrey said...

Awesome. Mi piace.