Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dress Codes

I think I've mentioned how I feel about dress codes before. I also have some strong opinions about fashion and modesty in general. I've tried to pass this on to my two little boys. They, much to my public humiliation, do not care. I mistakenly thought this would improve with time, but it's gotten a bit more ridiculous as their own opinions are forming and galvanizing.

One exception has been golf dress codes. We've been pretty clear with the boys. If they want to go to the range, they have to wear shirts with collars and sleeves. Of course we explained this in great detail and gave exceptional reasons, including a historic review of golf attire through the ages (not really, but if you know me you know how close this is to the truth).

Cooper has been taking a type of golf lesson at the recreation center. It's very relaxed and they are not required to follow usual golf dress codes. One night he ended up at lessons in a sleeveless shirt (his own ensemble, I might add). After about 5 minutes he realized what he was wearing and covered himself then shrieked, "Oh no, everyone can see my armpits."

Teaching your children the value of dress codes: done.


Katlyn said...

I love your blog! You crack me up.

Glenda said...

Wonderful...if he understands the unattractiveness of the male armpit at such an early age he is well ahead of the gender in general.

Angenette said...

Amen, Glenda.

Also, this reminds me of my friend Claudia (the only person brave/patient enough to take me golfing) who would not leave the house the first time she took me until I put on a collared shirt. Now, every time I pass a golf course and see people in tshirts, it hurts a little.

laurel said...

I saw a little boy walkign down the street with his mom, wearing a costume! I thought of your boys!!!

Being married to a hairy man, I will remain quiet.