Drawers and drawers of matching items. It was blissful.
Well, as you can imagine with four boys...those kind of luxuries were short lived.
Shirts are stained, ripped, distroyed...eventually earning them a home in the nearest landfill, leaving their matching counterpart sad and alone...but still very functional.
Pants generally sprout holes rather quickly, within a matter of DAYS sometimes, and are repaired accordingly until there comes a time when they can no longer be recognized as pants. Hello shorts. But after time, even the shorts start to sprout holes in the most unusual of places, looking a bit like Swiss cheese (does this happen to you?), and they end up joining their long lost friends in the landfill.
Add to the eclecticism, the boxes and boxes of clothes people give to us (and believe me...we get A LOT!) You know...The survivors from THEIR children's wardrobes...
The pile of eclectic fashion grows.
We have the makings of some VERY exciting outfits under our roof. VERY exciting!
Here are some of my favorites!
Our 4 year old
(he's going to be SO excited when winter finally comes and we actually get snow...if we get snow)
Our 5 year old
(Sarcasm emphasized in italics)
Between the thumping of the moon boots and the clicking of the cowboy boots, these two turn a lot of heads. Once the heads are turned the comments fly. It's AMAZING!
My reply, "Well...at least they get themselves dressed in the morning."
I mean, really....that's what matters to me.
I wonder if I would feel differently if they were girls. I'd like to think I would....you know, that I would want my girls to be cutesy and pretty and put together all of the time....but in reality, I'm not so sure.
I guess it really doesn't matter...since I they aren't and I don't.
By the way, a sweet sweet friend of mine recently dropped off another box of clothes. I'm currently somewhere in the process of sorting and washing.
Just think....A whole new world of interesting.
Can't wait to see what they will come up with next!
P.S. I just wanted to emphasize that we are always VERY grateful for the offerings we receive. We have a hard enough time feeding a house of boys, let alone clothing them. :) We have truly been blessed by others generosity.