I Will Miss Chef Having a Dress Code
From a parent perspective, this is great. For a kid who has a big personality, it is the equivalent of being in one of Dante's circles of hell. Yes, I know that's overdramatic, but to a teen, it is apt.
He has been looking forward to high school, where he could wear what he wants. Earlier this year, there were rumblings that the high schools would also move to dress code, and he rejoiced when they did not. Meanwhile, Ed and I noticed that the kid is picky about his clothes, specifically, the bottoms he wears. Sure, I've got his shirts pegged (preferably v-neck, preferably green, blue, brown, gray, or black), but the lack of jeans was going to be a problem.
Several months back, we visited the outlets in Orlando and Ed pointed out a jean outlet. I know he was oblivious to who and what Lucky Jeans were, but enough friends raved about them to me on my message boards that I figured it was worth a shot. Chef not only tried on jeans, he liked three pairs and settled on two. They had a two for $120 sale and while I balked at the fact that I'd never spent $60 on jeans for myself, I did it.
However, now we're looking at school in two weeks and two pairs of jeans is just not going to cut it. He needs more than these: