Do You See What I See?
I thought that dressing to match was something we did for prom or homecoming. Perhaps, I guess, even your wedding, which is why Lynn had me wear grey at our wedding in October.
However, I have never thought about dressing to match our baby and as far as I know, neither has Lynn.
Tuesday is Grey Day
The other day, we were at one of Daniel’s doctor appointments and we saw a father dressed in light grey sweat pants, a light grey T-shirt (nearly a turtle neck) and a light grey hoodie, which was odd enough, but his baby boy was dressed in exactly the same outfit.
Neither Lynn or I said anything until the gentlemen and his baby exited the waiting room. However, as soon as he did, I turned to Lynn and asked, “Were he and his son wearing matching clothing?,” to which, Lynn responded with a giggle, “Yes, he was.”
I was perplexed, “Is that a thing?,” I wondered out loud. Lynn just shook her head.
I thought, maybe we are just not as hip to child/parent fashion in the IE as they are down here in the OC. So, I thought I would check it out.
How About You?
First, I thought I would ask you, my readers:
- Besides family photo day, family Christmas and maybe rooting for your kids team, is there any reason to dress like your child?
- Have you ever done it? Intentionally? Or by accident?
I will admit, a few weeks back we took our niece, Juliet, to Lake Arrowhead for the day and without discussing it, Lynn and Juliet were wearing matching outfits (see exhibit A), but it was not intentional.
This guy and his baby were wearing the exact same outfit. That had to be planned.
I’ve Seen it Before … Not Really
Maybe he wears the same basic style every day and is starting his kid on the same tortured path.
Thinking about it, I remember that I had a teacher in high school who wore the same out fit every day. Seriously, like the same thing. Perhaps it is/was an economic decision? Maybe he buys in bulk?
I know, I should not judge, but what the heck, I have a blog and I need to write about something, right?
Mommy and Me Outfits
So, I did what we do nowadays; I Googled it. Guess what!!! It’s a thing.
There was even a top seven list.
Don’t get me wrong, I think that this can be cute, but I didn’t see any father/son matching outfit websites upon my brief search. Wait, YES, I DID … holy crap, this really is a thing!!!
Dressing to Match
I am going to kick it back to you now.
- Have you ever or will you ever intentionally dress to match your kids clothing?
Seriously, I want to know.
At this point, it is probably a no for me. Then again, if you asked me two years ago if I would ever change a diaper that answer would have been, “No!” So, only time will tell.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the matter.