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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

"Is There A Red Jacket For Me?"

“Is there a red jacket for me?” asked the boy while we were getting ready for our next trip to Walt Disney World in the early morning at the hotel across from the airport as he watched his dad put on a red fleece Mickey jacket.

“Of course there is,” the husband and I replied as we motioned to the third red fleece Mickey jacket waiting to be worn.

I turned away to continue gathering our belongings smiling.  Why?  Because there has been speculation that there will come a time when he won’t want to match; to wear matching shirts when we are either at Disney or traveling to and from.

A photo from our first trip to Walt Disney World.--November 2006
You see, wearing matching shirt is one of our “things.”  Our first trip to Walt Disney World was almost ten years ago now. . . more like 9 ½ to be exact.  We had one set of matching shirts during that trip and we enjoyed wearing them.  As the years have gone on, we’ve added more sets of matching shirts, updated sets as the boy has grown out of his, retired some sets due to a growing boy, and even added jackets.

We wear matching shirts for a variety of reasons, but here’s a good summation—click here to read more.

But beyond the reasons of why we wear matching shirts, it warmed my heart that the boy still wanted to and was asking for it.  Even his tone indicated that he wanted to be included.  But isn’t that we all want?

As for the matching shirt tradition ending anytime soon, I say no.  While we were at Walt Disney World, we bought two more sets of matching shirts, with the boy’s help no less. 

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