Remember when I asked where all the fire truck shirts have gone? Not only did I get some answers and in-store spottings from my readers, but apparently someone was listening.
1. Gymboree just released a new line called Fire Truck Chief in both baby boys (3M-5T) and big boys (3-12 years). My good friend Ceece sent me a preview link and word that the line would go live today. I checked it out and, oh dear, I’m in ten different kinds of love. The little boys have some way cute “must haves,” like this suspender shirt and this adorable hat. The big boys’ stuff isn’t as “cutesy,” but it’s way fun as well. I think BigBrother might need this fire helmet fleece hoodie and a hat of his own. In case you were wondering, they already own some fire truck underoos from Gymboree, but not this print. I’ll wait for a week or two to see if prices drop, but not too long. I’m not missing these! (As a hint, I’ll also be watching Crazy 8, owned by Gymboree, to see if they release a similar line soon. And watching RetailMeNot for coupon codes. Of course!)
2. Kohl’s does have a fire truck striped long-sleeved t-shirt. It’s actually rather decent looking, and I’ll be purchasing it in-store if it’s there when we stop tomorrow. I like that it’s black (despite that black fades just as horribly as navy blue) mainly because so many of our firefighter shirts are navy blue.
3. Not quite a shirt, but Zulily has a firefighter uniform costume today. They had fire boots the other day, too. In addition to that fire truck bedding, I really can’t say anything bad about them. They even contacted me to let me know about the fire costume today. Customer service makes me happy. And a repeat customer.
I’m hopeful that some other brands will see that Gymboree jumped aboard the fire truck theme and release their own (uh, better priced?) options sometime in the winter clothing months.
And, no, I would venture to guess that this isn’t the post you expected from me today. I’m too exhausted to address the events of last night and this morning. The good news is that FireDad is currently home, safe and sound, sleeping it off in our bed. The boys are under orders to “keep it down” so “daddy can rest.” They’re actually listening for once.