I bet I will win the award for the strangest tackle you will see today.
Let me explain.
As anyone who has read me lately knows, we are now less than three weeks until we leave for our vacation to Florida and three days of Disney World in the midst.
For the last few weeks, I have been trying to assess our warm clothes situation trying to figure out what we will need. A few weeks ago I posted about the shorts situation for Noah. I have found three pairs for him, and that should be plenty since we have a washer and dryer in the condo.
I also had to tackle Steve's shorts, since he only has three pairs, and one needed a new button, which I took care of yesterday. (See, I actually DO have one domestic bone hiding somewhere in my body ).
So the big tackle this week was shirts.
Now I know a lot of people think this is going a little far, but I read about this idea several years ago and I have made use of it ever since.
Whenever we go to a place with large crowds, I always dress us alike. It is not necessarily for the "cuteness" factor, although I do think it is cute. It is more for safety. When we are in a crowd of thousands of people, or are going to be be really spread out, it is easier to find my kids is they are dressed similarly, then we can find them more quickly. And if Steve and I are dressed in the same color, they can find us quicker as well.
So in preparation for several days in some of the largest theme parks in the world (I can only assume), I have been working to put together several color matched schemes. The funniest was that the first color I did was green, and I forgot that we are going to be there during St. Patrick's Day...kind of funny)
So, other than finding a white shirt for me, I did it. Five piles of color matched outfits.
I still have to tackle prayers that ANY of my capris from last year will fit. I have put on quite a few pounds this winter :(
If you have any other ideas that have worked for you for keeping your family together in large or crowded places, I would love to hear them. And if you have ever done this color match as well, please let me know so I know I am not the only crazy person out there.