I want to talk about pants. Specifically the trials and tribulations we had with pants during our recent Disney Cruise on board the Disney Fantasy.
As chief packer and planner, I had made sure that plenty of pants had been packed for all along with coordinating shirts. And, I had ordered tuxedos after measuring each of the guys—you have to put in the specific measurements into the website when ordering. But even after all of this, we still had pants trouble.
It began night one when the boy went to put on the pants that had been packed for him in our carry-on bag to avoid any issues changing for dinner if our luggage arrived late in our stateroom. Thing is, our luggage did arrive later after dinner, so it was a good thing we were prepared. Anyway, the pants fit everywhere except the waist. I got out my handy-dandy kit that includes duct tape, clothes pins, and a bit of powdered detergent and found rubber bands to secure the top of his pants—button hole to button with a slip loop. Worked like a charm and we were off to enjoy our evening. But it got me thinking that there may be further issues as some of his other pants that were packed were the same size. Hmm. . .
Night two was formal night and the boy's tuxedo pants fit just fine. It was the husband who was having difficulty. He said that he had cinched in the pants as much as he could, but they were still falling down and required hands in his pockets to hold them up. Rubber bands to the rescue again! I grabbed the excess waist and put them into a pants ponytail that was covered up by his tuxedo jacket.
Night three the boy put on his pair of pants only to discover that they were too short. He wore them anyway. At least the wait fit!
Another night, the boy's pants required the rubber band at the waist again. My gosh, he continues to grow!
Interestingly, all but one pair--the too short pair--were the same size! And, the husband had made a declaration that he will only wear tuxedo pants if he has suspenders. No worries, our next cruise doesn't have a formal night!
As for me, I wore the same "pants"--capris actually, for three nights! Made packing a breeze!