And now for something completely different.

August 23, 2009

Lloyd, School

As many of you know, Lloyd subscribes to the ‘uniform’ school of thought for dressing for school. Every day, same thing – blue shirt, neutral pants, tie. Blue shirt, neutral pants, tie. Easy-peasy, no thought required. He was running low on short-sleved shirts, though, so we needed to buy more. (He’s tough on shirts.)

Well, in Omaha we ran into a bit of a snag. They were having some awesome sales, but the great deals on shirts must have really appealed to all the size 15 1/2 neck sizes in all of eastern Nebraska, because there were no blue shirts left (except for one long-sleeved one).

Lloyd didn’t bat an eye. He said, “Well, what if I didn’t wear blue?”

What?? I had to sit down – I felt lightheaded. No blue? What about consistency? My world keeps collapsing inwardly.

Lloyd is disappointed I didn't put them in rainbow order for the photo.

So, we looked for every other solid 15 1/2 shirt they had, and now he has a candy-colored closet. It’s actually very nice, and it’ll make laundry day a little more cheerful, too.

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11 Responses to “And now for something completely different.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    That’s going to increase Lloyd’s dressing time by 72%:

    “What color shirt should I wear today? I wore a cool color yesterday. Maybe I should wear a warm color today. But it’s raining and the blue shirt would really look good with the storm clouds…”


    • Lloyd Said on:

      Dnag it! You’re right. Not only did I have to pick a color, I had to sort of look at the ties to get one that more or less matched.


  2. Beth Said on:

    They were out of 15 1/2? For real? Because that seems like a very unlikely size to run out of. The clearance racks I shop are always full of Smalls, Mediums and 15 1/2s.

    Still. I’m sort of glad. I like the rainbow. If it was in order. The OCD in me is screaming.


  3. Kristi Said on:

    I guess you could just get one multi-colored tie to wear with each shirt. That would still subscribe to the “uniform” look, wouldn’t it?


    • Lloyd Said on:

      That would be funny. Different shirts with the same tie all year. Hehe

      I’m going to have to get into a rotation, so I don’t have to choose each morning. It would be like when I was little and had to decide which stuffed animals got to come out and watch cartoons on Saturday morning.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    What the what the…???? Is there nothing you can rely on anymore? What’s next? Plaid pants? Socks with sandals?


  5. Curt Said on:

    I am sorry Lloyd. Good luck with all those colors. I don’t envy you.

    And Lauren, isn’t there three blue shirts in that picture?

    Here is my guess, pinkish-orange, blue, white, blue, a darker blue, green, yellow. How’d I do?


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