When I was in school, I used to wear blue shorts and red shirt in the evening to play football and ‘whites’ for cricket practice with a monogram of the school (‘SJA’) on the pocket. This dress was then called ‘colours’. I loved to wear tee-shirts also, in the evenings and the only choice for boys then was blue, cream and grey and no A B C D printed on it.
Thereafter, went to college and wore tee-shirts as there was no specific dress code. At the time, cricket was played in white clothes, until Kerry Packer of Channel 9 Australia, innovated coloured trousers and changed the white to a coloured tee-shirt with the country’s name in front and player’s name and number on it’s back. And rightfully so, TENdulkar got the number ‘ten’ on his tee-shirt. So, the digits and words arrived on tee-shirts.
We have recently come to Seattle (US) and my daughter has been blessed with a daughter. The baby was born at the Overlake Hospital and Medical Centre. We frequented the hopital every day for four days and had to go to the ‘mother-child-care’ area. It was there that I found so many babies in the arms of parents or in the strollers and read the quotes printed on their tee-shirts. I used to laugh reading them and now wish to share a few of the captions with my readers.
This is where the tee-shirt took an amazing turn. Just look at what new-borns’ and couple of months old are wearing and how well they communicate –
– mama loves me
– love U mom.
– If you dont feed me,
– love U daddy
– daddy loves me
– mama I’m hungry
– My Mom is best
– Mamma’s pet kid
– lock up your DAUGHTERS
– that’s how I roll
– If u think I’m cute, you should see my MOM
– Please dont touch me! My mom is paranoid
– Mommies little man
– Nana loves me
– 50% mommy, 50% daddy = 100% cute
– I go from calm to Cranky in 20 seconds
– I am a chic magnet
– i Pood!!
I love international football club matches with world renowned names on the tee-shirts, but the kids tee-shirts are far more fascinating and enjoyable to view.
I hope you liked my recollection of few of them!