We took the kids to Six Flags this week. The Mister had it in his head that he wanted us to match so we could stay together as a group easier. We had these bike safety t-shirts from a local event and the Mister thought they would be perfect for a day of family fun.
I announced the idea to the kids and the response was very mixed.
The boys and Z could care less.
Breckyn was a harder sell.
Breckyn: There is NO WAY I'm wearing that shirt to Six Flags! It's the ugliest shirt I have ever seen and I'm going to match everyone. That is so stupid!
Me: Come on it won't be that bad. We'll be able to find each other really easily and it really means a lot to your Dad.
Breckyn: No way Mom! I'm not doing it!
Me: Come on I'll show you how to tie a knot in your shirt and we can decorate it to be a little more girlie if you want.
She could not be persuaded so I had to take the opposite approach and make her wear it. I'm not really sure why the Mister was so set on it-- but it was happening whether B wanted it to or not.
Before we left I forgot to pack the sunscreen so I had the Mister pull off at Wal-Mart to grab some. Everyone wanted to come in to try and snag a last minute treat so we all headed into the store. I had forgotten that we were all matching until I saw the looks on peoples faces as we strolled through the isles.
I was humiliated! Not only do we match but we are wearing NEON ORANGE. No one can pull off that color casually. We hurry to the check out and the checker takes one look at us and says, "So what's with the shirts?"
I lean into Tim and say, "I'm officially with Breckyn on this one." Breckyn catches wind of my sudden turn in alliance and says, "It's not too late to buy some new shirts here Mom--- PLEASE!"
We got to the park and sure enough, it was pretty easy to find each other. In fact, we could find each other from space we were so bright. I knew it was bad when we started getting comments from other people in line about the brightness of our shirts.
We made it through the rest of our
Anyone else ever tried to do the matching thing before?