Sunday, June 19, 2011

oh no i didn't

I swore I'd never ever do it.

I may have enough snickered at the vision of it when I was a teenager.

But, I must confess, I did it.

I purchased matching shirts for my 3 boys (8,5, and 3)

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And let me be the 1st to warn you, they are "HERE I AM, MOM!" shirts for summer safety.

We spend a lot of time during our summers at Legoland and Sea World. We have passes and enjoy spending our days crusing around on the coast with cool ocean breezes at either of these parks.

Summer days can be long, and let me be honest, these passes have been a lifesaver for this sometimes tired and cranky mama who can't be stuck at home with 3 rowdy boys for too long before she has to put herself in time out.

So instead of freaking out when I can't find one of my boys in the midst of 500 other boys wearing blue shirts, I can spot my precious babes from a mile away.

In an attempt to coolify the shirts, I bought iron-ons...

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and as easy as 1-2-3, I was able to individualize them and somewhat de-dork the fact that they are all in 1980's matching florescent green shirts.

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Much love,
Katie

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25 comments:

Alyss said...

SO funny! I'm quite the opposite. In high school, I was saying that my kids will be wearing the same neon shirts when we go out. I have very poor eyesight. Can you blame me?! :)

hannah singer said...

LOL
no shame, mama! they look great-and they'll be perfect!

i wanna go to legoland! xo

Mommy of three said...

Not dorky at all! Super smart. I also have my boys in bright colored baseball hats. That helps a lot too.
And great idea about the patches!
Love from,
Greta

Dee said...

Haha! That's awesome! :) Actually a great idea though. Love the patches! :)

Brigitte said...

A VERY SENSIBLE idea! Love how you "coolified" the t-shirts.
Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

Tima Murrell said...

Came over from Flower Patchgirl. Love your blog. And the idea of patches to personalize was genius. Thanks for sharing.

likeschocolate said...

I do it all the time. Enjoy it while you can because once hey hit the size 12 it is harder to find matching clothes. Plus they begin to get opinions of their own.

Kim {Yep, they are all mine} said...

Bahaha!!! Oh, the things we swore we'd never do.... ;-)

Betsi* said...

Haven't you noticed? Day glo is back! Give them each a pair of hot pink sun glasses and checkerboard chucks and you are a truly fashion forward mama! ;)

Charla Liedahl said...

I totally dress my boys alike! My hubby isn't a big fan, but I told him that once Nolan is done with Kindergarten I'll stop. They do, however, almost always wear bright orange when we're out in a crowd. Bright colors keep me sane!

Vicki said...

"Coolify!" Love it!! Those shirts are completely awesome. I am a bit jealous about your season passes--we took the kiddos to Legoland when they were little and it was awesome!

Jessica Johnson said...

"HERE I AM!!!" shirts. ha! that made me laugh. i want to dress the girls matching all the time but dave says no. maybe i can play the "safety issue" card? i'm gonna try...

TiffanyAnn said...

Cool idea with the iron-ons!

Mandy @ This Girl's Life said...

Very cute and such a smart idea. I'm sure they will love them! Thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet comment!

Mandy

Janna said...

I think you are a genius! But save the pics to emabarrass them later :)

the lowes said...

this made me laugh - but SUCH a great idea!! Youre such a great mama!!

Genn said...

I don't think that is dorky at all!
Plus you made them super cool with their unique iron ons.
When we are going somewhere I always dress my girls in matchy clothes, the biggest reason, being that I can find them both easier!!!

gratefulmama said...

You are so funny Katie! You de-dorked them very well!

rebecca said...

haha. you made some stylin shirts!

Adrian said...

I love this idea! So adorable. I might just have to steal this idea someday.

Courtney said...

Too cute Katie! I always put Connor in a super bright color when we go out to the parks. Makes it so much easier! Love the iron ons!

Laura@Faith Hope Love said...

love this idea!! and i loved the term "de-dork" even more! lol! ;)

Hannah said...

Since I only have one little, my goal is unique or brightly colored clothing. I was lucky enough to get a polo from my sister that EXACTLY matches one of Truman's shirts (wide teal and white stripes) which I plan to use on our next outing. I am also writing my cell phone number in Sharpie on his arm.
PS- Love the decals :-))

Jami said...

I won't tell anyone! PS, very smart ;)

Jen said...

I agree - great idea!