Friday, July 15, 2016

What Not to Wear When You Meet Your New Neighbors

Recently some neighbors moved.  We were really bummed, because we'd gotten along with them so well.  New neighbors moved in.  Paul wanted to go meet them.  Being the introvert of the family, I skipped out on that, but sent over some cookies with him.  The boys wanted to tag along.  Here is what Reid was wearing:

What's so funny about this is that we aren't a family that hunts or even generally wears camo.  I had gotten the shorts for 'camo day' at school, which they seem to have at least once a year.  The jacket I picked up at a yard sale for the boys' costume drawer.  The hat we got from an outdoors store that was closing down and had everything on 80% clearance.  And he is also sporting knee high Halloween crow socks with water sandals.

I wasn't there, but I'm pretty sure he must have made quite an impression! 

22 comments:

Tom said...

Camo with a splash of orange.

Steve Surratt said...

Ha ha, they may have loved it. My old neighbors on Mason's Knob never left home without some camo on. You never know when you might need it.

PioneerPreppy said...

Remember in the world of mens high fashion Camo is considered a neutral color :)

mail4rosey said...

Betting they instantly liked him. :) I'm lovin' those socks!!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Love that the boys aren't afraid to wear what they like! :-) If the neighbors are from this part of the state, they probably wouldn't think anything about the camo. The Halloween socks? Well--Reid has style! :-)

Out on the prairie said...

lots of camo in my closet. I try not to buy more, but it just appears.

Sandra Morris said...

Stylish :)
With all girls it was princess dresses and tutus :)

Angie said...

he looks uber cool!!!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Oh my! You did not ask him to change? Kids tend to do the most embarrassing things at just the wrong moment! This reminds me of what our son did when it was time for his senior picture. He had beautiful hair, and a few days before the picture, he had it buzzcut!! I was just furious, but did not say too much to him, just that I was disappointed that no one would see his pretty hair. I still have the picture in our bedroom.

The Cranky said...

I would have loved seeing him at the door!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That's too funny!

Starry Dawn said...

Oh!! WoW!! Your children are growing up so fast and beautifully, Lisa.
I am glad you all like your new neighbours. It's perfect to have good ones.
It looks like your children enjoy having good times in this Summer Season.
My family and I are going through hard times. So, I've stopped blogging,
or taken a long break for awhile. Anyway, I visit to say hello to you all.
Have a wonderful Summer Season, Lisa, family and loved ones!!
School days will begin again in September, at least in New York...
Blessings.

Crazy Lady with purple fingers said...

Love his outfit! He has style!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

He looked mighty festive!
love
tweedles

Harry Flashman said...

De Rigueur attire for young gentlemen and ladies here.

troutbirder said...

Hopefully they new he was too young for being in the army...;)

Linda said...

He's cute! If they won't give him a break for being a kid, you don't want to know them.

Linda said...

😂😂My neighbors would love to have Reid drop in with cookies. Me, too❣Linda@Wetcreek Blog

deborah harvey said...

lisa,
may i know where you got crow socks?
i have an interested party here. [not me!].

Sally said...

How funny! I love to see what a child chooses to wear when left alone, and I'm sure the new neighbors enjoyed meeting Paul and Reid. Oh, and yes the cookies.

We just got new neighbors also; so glad when the others moved all that "aluminum foil" came off the windows. That was downright spooky in my opinion. :)

xoxo

alissa apel said...

That's so funny! I love it. Kids are so crazy with the way they dress at times.

You're like me. I would have wanted to skip the whole thing to. My husband was shocked when I told him that an artist that we don't really know invited us to his house. It's when the boys had camp. I said, "We should go." We did. It was fun.

indah nuria Savitri said...

indeed he had :). But it's quite amusing to see his choices of wardrobe :)