Today, for the first and probably only time, I accompanied both Abbott and Cal's classes on a field trip, to the Olympic Sculpture Park for a kind of 'scavenger hunt'. The school has 'buddied' up classrooms of younger and older students, and Abbott and Cal happen to be paired together in this way. My heart broke a little bit as I flashed back in time to taking this same trip with Abbott when he was in kindergarten; at seeing he and his peers, who were the younger buddies last time, grown up so much and mentoring their kindergarten friends.
And? Matching coats, particularly bright ones, are advantageous. I can find my boys anywhere in a crowd (until they get hot and take them off).