I used to stress a lot about what I would wear to work. Then Mr. Cool started working at the jail, where he wears a uniform. "Hmmm," I thought to myself, "a uniform would be sweet!" So I started checking out my fellow teachers to determine a uniform. The main example of teacher uniforms appears in the fall and spring. Winter is a free-for-all of sweaters and tasteful (school-spirit) sweatshirts. In the fall and spring, however, teachers (especially male teachers) wear polos and khakis. Sounded good to me.
Today I am marking my twelfth straight school day wearing a polo and khakis. Being a girl, however, I have to spice it up a bit for myself. Last week, I wore a matching bracelet every day. This week, I'm wearing my three purple-ish polos on MWF, and my two orangeish polos on TTh. Next week, I'm starting the rainbow project, where I will wear my polos in order of good ol' ROY G. BIV. First, though, I need to update my uniform with a blue and yellow polo, the only two colors I'm missing.
Do my kids notice this? Of course not. They're too busy noticing each other. Having a uniform though, keeps me comfy and less stressed about my job. Do you have a uniform for work? If it involves polos, join me in the rainbow project!