Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Strangest Tackle

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.

Happy Tuesday.


Courtney said...

I have not done the color match system yet, but we are going to Disney one of the 4 days we will be in FL in March too. Taylor has plaid shorts & I have plaid capris (both are blue/white) with Navy blue shirts. I have been on the hunt to find something similar for Callee with no luck so far, but I'm not giving up yet.

Timmy's Girl said...

Yep, we do it...it is a must for us...We have had passes to Disneyland for a couple of years and when we go the boys usually each wear the exact same shirt or at least the same color. I don't match them, but just knowing they match really helps. I even do it when we are going to playgroup at a bigger park so I can find them in a jiff...I usually use orange on those days so they can be spotted quickly but looks like some of the other mom's are thinking the same thing, so I might have to switch to red.

I love that you are soooo prepared and already packing. You never cease to amaze me, Kristi!

xoxo, Veronica in CA

Stacey,momof 2 said...

I try to keep us in the same color family, the girls will wear pink and the boys will wear red.--sometimes-- ALthough lately I have been matching Jessica up with me-- in pink or yellow -- and thne the boys end up in camo...
I was going to suggest/mention Kristi-- do you have good shoes-- and not new ones?(for you)
I think footware will be an important item!

Kristie said...

My little ones are a little young yet and we haven't really gone anywhere to worry about trying to find one another in a crowd. I think wearing the same color shirts sounds like a neat idea, though. I'm not sure I could convince my husband it is-he'd probably roll his eyes at me-lol!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I usually do try to coordinate the girls together - and it really does help be able to spot them quickly. Plus, there's the whole cuteness factor too. :)

I can't believe it's getting so close now!