Monday, June 04, 2012

Combo Pack

My husband and sons have always been big fans of the "combo pack".  I am not talking about food or anything like that.  I am talking about a shirt and tie that come together in a pack.  Since Cheney was young and started buying ties for school, he and Alan have loved the combo packs. 

Davin has his dinner dance tonight!  He is super excited and actually stayed up part of the night coughing and maybe dreaming of how he will be getting his groove on tonight;-)  We went out shopping on Saturday for a new outfit for him.  We knew going out that if we could find a combo pack, things would be grand. 

We first looked in the adult section and tried on the smallest shirt we could find.  Davin thought it looked great, but he was basically swimming in it.  He also picked out two suit jackets that he thought would look quite handsome on him, but I suggested we go to the big boys' section and look a little further to see if we could find something that fit.  (Not to mention that if he wore a suit jacket, he will probably sweat himself silly and then he will smell terrible and that is a whole other problem!)

We got to the big boys' section and like the clouds parting and a bright light shining down, we found "the combo pack section"!!  Ahhhhh!!  Alan's eyes lit up.  We had found the gold at the end of the rainbow.  We had limited selection of colors in his size, but eventually (after begging to have a black shirt that was not in his size) he picked a pistachio green shirt with a navy paisley tie.  He is going to look fantastic tonight:-)

First thing this morning, Davin wanted to get dressed in his shirt and tie.  I didn't think we would make it through the day with the outfit still being really clean by the dinner dance, so we decided to wear our school clothes until after school. 

So excited my boy gets to have such a dress up night out with his friends and teachers! 


Martha said...

We are also searching for dress up clothes. Maybe I'll suggest my boy look at the combo packs too.

Heather said...

Martha, you cannot go wrong with the combo packs!! We used to get ours from Burlington Coat Factory, although that is not where we found them this time. Did you get a dress??

Bethany said...

I saw them on sale this week at Target! Just may have to go get my man one for this weekend! (He's been wearing the same tie to every wedding we've been to since we got married. Yes, it's the same tie he got married in. :)

Heather said...

Oh, Bethany Ann, that has me torn. Part of me says, "yes, you have to get him a combo pack", but part of me says, "awww, the tie he wore when he married you..." Hard decision:-)