Monday, August 9, 2010

Dress Code

I am the meanest mom ever, you know?

Generally, dress and personal appearance I take with a grain of salt. For the most part, I let my boys pick whatever they want to wear so long as they're clothed. If they want a mohawk, they are the ones having to wear it, not me! If they want to wear pajamas to Wal-Mart (not that they have), I would be okay with that. However, today Josh, Drew and Mimi are going to the Dallas World Aquarium for an adventure before school starts. I call upstairs (using the intercom system on the phones we have) to wake Josh. "Time to get up and get ready, get dressed and grab some breakfast. Mimi will be here in about 45 minutes." I get a sleep, "OOoooooookaaaaaay," in response.

So he walks downstairs and into the kitchen... wearing a Guns and Roses T-SHIRT??!?! At first I wasn't going to say anything but then I thought better of it. "Josh, you're going to an indoor aquarium... with your GRANDMOTHER. Please put on something nicer."

He rolls his eyes and sighs and walks upstairs.

Only to return wearing a dark navy blue Old Navy 2010 July 4 t-shirt. UGH! I said, "Another t-shirt, really? Please wear a collared shirt.

Again, a sigh.

He comes BACK downstairs wearing a nice collared shirt (and had told Drew - in advance - don't go downstairs unless you're wearing a nice shirt, Mom will make you change.)

In the end, I win.
The boys look handsome.
Mimi will look good too.


Keli said...

aww mom, you're sooo mean!! LOL I would've done the same thing because my mother would've made them change! Hope they have a blast at the aquarium!

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

I'm glad you won this battle. I'm sure it won't always be so easy. It makes me think of the time my hubby wore a vest with no shirt underneath to senior night. His mom didn't see him until he was walking across the stage. I think she about melted into the seats. I remind him of this episode every time he hints of complaining about Julia's clothes.

brandt! said...

hahaha! Yes mean mom!!! guns and roses .. ! I'm glad for you that he will still wear a collared shirt .. I get "mom, they're too itchy, they hurt my neck .." bablah, bablah, bablah!
Just kidding .. not mean, they need to look handsome!

ModernMom said...

I'm with you baby. It's important to make sure the kids look nice before they go out the door:) Especially if grandma is taking them out!