We are in Hawaii this week on vacation. In preparation, I tried to find great sun protecting gear. My oldest pretty much hates everything that is new. You should have seen the scene on the beach yesterday trying to get her into this new sun shielding shirt.
Maisy needed a sunhat too. I tried every hat with a strap option out there. I bought and returned from Zappos (the same way we do shoe shopping), no winners. We went to three actual stores. No winners. They all felt "poopy". Finally she declared that she liked the hat she already had. The problem was no strap (beach fly away hazard!).
To the trusty craft ribbon drawer I went. I got out a needle and thread and attached a portion of ribbon right above where each ear would be to the seam of the hat. Ten minutes later a Maisy approved sun hat with a strap was born. I still couldn’t get her to actually put it on at the beach yesterday, but we are only on day one. Her cheeks got a bit rosey, so I laid down the law that next time the hat WILL be worn. Wish me luck. I should follow my own advice- I look like a lobster today. This sun is intense!