Each of the last 3 years, we have added 1 new product for kids.
In '07, we started with a kid's basketball referee shirt that proved very popular. In '08, we added one for football, you know, with a collar (left). This year, we've just added a kid's referee cap (also left), the only one ever made, to my knowledge, sized just for kids.
Why do we sell referee wear for kids? Well, besides it being fun, we receive many requests for toddlers and up to dress as a referee for Halloween. Why should Batman, Thomas the Tank Engine and the Disney Princesses have such a monopoly on Halloween costumes? Plus, it can be cheaper than purchasing any store bought costume.
Besides that, we have requests that vary from birthday or Super Bowl party themes to supplying dance troupes for recitals, and even for magazine photo shoots.
We thought it would be fun to update our kid's referee wear pics using a nice summer day as a backdrop.
And who else could I use to model besides my kids, Lydia - age 10 and Ben - age 7? Lydia had posed for a pic previously one day a couple of years ago on a whim while in the office. She's been on to me for a while letting me know that that photo has been in bad need of updating.
So, we all traveled to our photographer's back yard on a recent late June day. The kids did great! They took great instruction, and we even got Ben to smile for the camera - something he rarely does. Who knows? Maybe there could be some modeling in their future starting with this first gig.
See some of my favorite pics from the shoot below.
To view more product pics or to purchase a kid's referee shirt, cap or accessory for your son or daughter, niece or nephew or favorite kid on your street, visit one of the product pages here:
Children's Basketball Referee Shirt
Children's Football Referee Shirt
Children's Football Referee Cap
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