Did you know that nomads would have ONE outfit and wear it until it disintegrated?*
It got me to thinking about Rhett’s orange shorts. He pairs it with a red shirt. The red shirt often changes for another red shirt, but the orange shorts remain steadfast as his go-to outfit.
I thought it was an orange shorts phase. He wore them all last summer.
He wore them on warmer winter days (or when I didn’t have the energy to fight the YOU NEED TO WEAR LONG PANTS battle).
Even though the shorts are a bit snug, he has brought them out for this summer.
He wore them today. He will continue to wear them whenever they are clean.
There are a few faint stains that cannot be removed. There is a small tear near the right pocket. The orange has faded, but it has become his signature piece.
Although Rhett has a full wardrobe, he is dressing with nomadic flair.
No need for more than one outfit when he has a perfectly good pair of orange shorts in his closet!
*I learned this information from the Educators Section of the Genghis Khan Exhibit on the Irving Arts Center website. I am always looking for fun and educational things to do in DFW with my kids and in researching the Genghis Khan Exhibit which starts tomorrow, I found several study guides that have facts and activities that you can use in the classroom or at home. The Expand Your Mind study guide has 10 different activities for kids that could be modified for almost any age group. That is where I found the information about the nomad’s limited wardrobe. It appears that a portion of the Genghis Khan Exhibit explores the nomadic lifestyle…including clothing.
She is Dallas info: The Genghis Khan Exhibit is at the Irving Arts Center from June 1 through September 30, 2011. The exhibit hours are: Monday to Saturday, 9 am – 8 pm & Sunday, 1-8 pm. The last ticket sold daily is at 6:30 pm. Visitor entrance is timed with groups entering every 15 minutes. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for kids (under 2 is free) and $8 for Art Connection Members. Group tickets at a reduced rate are available for groups over 12 or K-12 groups.
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