Comments: Flaring Up

Did he say Gators?

Now that would be a bright combination.

I know ... I should not have said it.

Posted by The Thomas at May 6, 2013 10:00 PM

I swear it's nothing like that. He has this thing about bright colors. I don't understand why he would want to dress in one solid bright color.

For awhile it was 'I'm dressing head to toe in lime green'. He was doing the whole dye the pants thing and everything. I ignored it. Suddenly, its bright orange.

And shoes? Really?

Posted by Bou at May 6, 2013 10:04 PM

Wow. Bright orange. And he's so secure in himself that the looks wouldn't have mattered... or he'd enjoy them? I wish that kind of confidence for all kids!! :D

Posted by pam at May 7, 2013 05:13 AM

At least his hair is staying a natural color and he isn't adding any "sleeves" to his arms.

Posted by The Thomas at May 7, 2013 08:51 AM

Puzzled about the orange. Fortunately just for a day I just happened to see a recent post of two guys and their prom outfits. One was dressed head to toe in orange the other in blue. Others responded with their pictures. Same thing. Finally, at the end of the comments I saw that these guys were mimicking a scene from the movie Dumb and Dumber.

Dumb & Dumber getting ready for charity ball
http://youtu.be/hTKT31lnf_8?t=1m39s

Posted by cin at May 7, 2013 11:59 AM

Can you wear a tie with a prison jumpsuit? Those are orange. Black patent leather shoes will dress that right up.

And a lime green pocket square...

Posted by V6 at May 7, 2013 12:01 PM

Why don't you just ask him (but not in a condescending way) what this is about?

With his artsy love of fashion and color, he may be the next Jean Paul Gaultier or Versace. Seriously...you never know.

Never stifle creativity. Even if it is not to your taste. Aren't you at least curious as to what he finds appealing about the look?

Posted by DogsDontPurr at May 7, 2013 10:14 PM

Pam- Funnily enough, all three of my boys are confident enough to pull it off. I was never that confident at that age...

Thomas- You have a way of adding perspective!

Cin- I have to show that to Bones. I suspect he's seen it... it is Bones. Good grief.

V5- Prison jump suits. I'm laughing and will ask him about that... remind him that prisoners dress all in orange too. I'm not egging him on with the lime green pocket square...

DDP- Oh for the most part I don't, but he's not allowed to look like the village idiot when he's with me and this is a big deal. I think he thinks it's funny. All orange... it amuses him.

Posted by Bou at May 8, 2013 07:05 AM

Bou - Does this help? I think they're actually kind of nice looking:

http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-1392876/dockers-off-the-clock-straight-fit-flat-front-khaki-pants.jsp

Posted by PeggyU at May 8, 2013 02:39 PM

Visited a few times, never commented. But this 30+ year veteran of the B.S.A. is moved to congratulate your son on his achievement of the Eagle rank - and you as well. You must be proud. Most mothers find a tear or two in their eye during their son's Eagle CoH. What did he do for his Eagle project? Has he ever been to any of the High Adventure bases?

Posted by RonF at May 8, 2013 03:29 PM

Orange... OMG. I am just sitting here giggling. But I'm with you on the village idiot bit and totally agree. Besides, I don't think it's possible to stifle Bones and his creativity genes.

Posted by Teresa at May 9, 2013 01:48 PM