I ordered a bunch of bandanas off of eBay so that I could try this great tutorial from Stefani/Blue Yonder. All you need is two matching bandanas to make a pair of easy, inexpensive play shorts/pants. My boys seem to go through clothes very quickly in the summer – I’m always in search of a clean pair of pants for them when we have to go somewhere. So, these seemed like the perfect solution. They can pretty much live in these all day, sleep in them all night, dirty them up however they want, and their nicer shorts will still be handy when we want to look less like hobos 😉
So, I let them choose their favorite colors, and made each boy a first pair. Interestingly enough, my skinny 8-year-old’s waist measurement is the same as my somewhat-less skinny 5-year-old’s, so theoretically they can wear each other’s bandana pants and I don’t have to keep track of whose is whose. Nice bonus.
They love them, too. I wasn’t sure what they’d think, but I suppose I shouldn’t have doubted it – they’ve never been known for their refined taste. Wearing crazy bandanas on their legs made perfect sense to them. Personally, I think they’re cute.
I made two more pairs for them after supper tonight, and I’ve still got four more pairs cut up and ready to go. I’m thinking of going online and seeing if there are any Ultraman bandanas available. They’d completely freak (in a good way) if I could make them Ultrapants…
In other news… Right now I’m doing my best not to be a wimp. It’s after 9:00, the temperature, which has been mid-nineties all day, is now down to mid-eighties. Humid, too. It would be very easy to flip on the central air and cool the house down to 75 or so, but I’d like to not give in so easily.
I was very warm putting the kids to bed, but I came downstairs with a nice tall glass of ice cold water, the skimpiest clothes I could get away with in polite company, and a cool wash cloth to wear on my neck. Five minutes of that was enough to be a big help. I should be able to hang in there another few hours until the temps dip back into the seventies. I’ve really got to fill up the kiddie pool tomorrow – dipping my feet in the cool water always feels so good!
And if I don’t do that, I’ll do what we used to do during my childhood on a hot day – go to the mall, LOL!