The inspiration for the name "Banana Pants Clothes", as well as for many other things in my life, is my little brother, Nate.
He was born when I was 14, and his presence changed my life in ways I don't even know how to begin to explain. He has taught me so much about how to love and how to just be myself.
When he was 4 years old, he had this bright yellow pair of pants that he called his "banana pants." I just loved that. They weren't just "yellow" pants, they were "banana" pants. So, every time I see my shop name, it reminds me to see things in my own way, not anyone else's.
Nate is 7 years old now. However, in my mind he is still about 3 or 4 ,and every time I go back to Indiana to visit I still expect him to want to snuggle up on the couch with me and watch Bob the Builder or Dragon Tales. Hehe. Now he plays baseball and likes to fish and ride his bike. He can read and count to 100 and do all of these big kid things that amaze me.
So, thank you, Nate. For being you and helping me just be me.