Ok, so the scene is 4th grade recess. The bell rings and we run to the playground to do what all 4th grade girls do....jump rope. Typical. It's halfway through the year and we waste no time in choosing girls to hold the jump rope and the rest of us form a line. It's my turn. I'm pretty good. One-a-baby, two-a-baby, three-a-baby, over, one, two, three, four, five... I look down to pay attention to my feet when, suddenly, I realize that the bottom of my uniform skirt is kinda jumping up funny. I freeze mid-jump because a thought pops into my head "it kinda looks like I'm wearing 2 skirts". Oh My Gosh. My face is still turning red as I type this. I run so fast up to my classroom to investigate and sure enough, I have 2 ankle length uniform skirts on. To this day, I still have absolutely NO idea how in the world this happened, like how tired was I that morning, like who doesn't realize they are wearing two (heavy) skirts??????
On the other hand, THAT is the beauty of uniforms. You don't have to think one bit in the morning...well, it might help to think just an itty bitty teeny tiny bit so you don't end up wearing 4 layers of uniforms.
Did you know that Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, and many other successful entrepreneurs actually wear the same thing everyday? Mr. Z has a closet full of just jeans and the same t-shirts. Why? We all have to make decisions everyday about everything. It slows us down and uses brain power when we have to decide on things, so he chooses to not have to "waste" time or decisions on things like what to wear or what to eat for breakfast. I find this fascinating and also, I wish I could do the same.
SO, when Shaindy designed this next dress, I was like THAT'S IT!!! THAT'S MY NEW UNIFORM. It needs to be in a bajillion colors (cuz after all, I can't be as monotonous as Mr. Z). The best part? It totally works on Shabbos, too, so like literally...uniform! And, you can ask Shaindy or Chavee, I have been true to my word: this dress has become my uniform. Who knows? Maybe I'll wear one on top of the other tomorrow?