Genius Idea.

I wish I could take credit for this idea. No, the credit is given to the salesman at Patagonia. Actually the credit truly goes to the salesman's mom.

I was in the store the other day and I was complaining about the fact that I always had to buy the LM a few pairs of gloves each winter because he is always dropping them. Always. Since I am not supermom, this often goes unnoticed. I've tried those little glove clips and they don't really help because my sweet little boy thinks it is a game to put them on and pull them off. A not so fun game that makes us stand out in the cold constantly reattaching them. A game I am not going to play this year.

Well, the genius salesman said, "you could always do what my mom used to do." Of course my curiosity was peaked. "She used to tie them to a piece of yarn and run them through the sleeves of the jacket."

Ding! A light went off in my head. That way when you take them off they only hang rather than dropping to the ground. Seriously, how could I have not thought of this sooner?

Finding yarn in the city is not an easy task, but I was able to find this great cloth ribbon that had a very cool design of horses on it. I sewed it to the tag so it wouldn't be rough against the little guy's skin and sewed the tag to the inside of the glove with one stitch. I then ran it through the back of the coat allowing the gloves to fall out of the proper sleeve.

Genius right? Thank god for other moms! And thank god for their little boys who grow up to share their tricks of the trade!