First with the boring stuff:
Pretending it's spring I pulled out my light pink collared shirt (Express but from a thrift store long ago), a cream v-neck sweater (Petite Sophisticate (is that store still around?) but a Christmas gift from like seven years ago), and every homeschool mom's sidekick, my trusted denim skirt (Gap but a hand me down from a friend). This skirt has a crazy (slightly embarrassing) slit in both sides thing going on. But it fits and it matches with things. Same Land's End tights and grandma boots as last time...and pretty much every day this winter. I should've curled my hair under.
On to much cuter things:
"Should I do my Gosling face?"
The boys actually LOVE getting dressed up for Mass each week. We've never done otherwise and they're still at the phase where they want to look like Papa and get excited to match each other. (The first person who implies to them otherwise will feel my Mama wrath come down upon them.)
Outfit made complete by the thumb-sucking deterrent glove. No MJ references, please and thank you :)
I used to like to have them "blend" (because I'm a nutcase) but lately as long as they don't clash and are dressed nicely, I'm happy. Besides, David keeps insisting on wearing this outfit every weak because green is his favorite color. (I am officially unable to get a good picture of this offspring.)
Every Sunday I mean to get a picture of them in their adorable coats and hats what with all the calm and peaceful goings on of a Sunday morning getting four small children to Mass... The bigger three coats were my stepfather's when he was little. Aren't they great? Michael and David totally look like Paddington Bear when they're shuffling into church. Luke's is a wool Children's Place coat I scored for fifty cents at a garage sale. The ill-fitting hats and mittens I knit last year for Christmas.
I'm super grateful that the boys have never even thought to fight dressing up for church. I think it's important, especially for them, to have their "Sunday best" and know that Mass is a privilege and a very very special thing. And I think it does in some small way help them to be on their best behavior. Sort of like when my high school calculus teacher told us that she wanted us to dress up for an important exam the next day because studies had shown that students who dressed up for tests did better. How we dress affects our attitude and disposition.
Because when my boys dress up, they are always, always on their
and very best behavior.
Click on over to the ladies at Fine Linen and Purple for the rest of the What I Wore Sunday posts!