Joe Dimaggio's Children Hospital in Hollywood, FL takes an unorthodox approach to casual Fridays. In fact, it's so unorthodox they don't even do it on Fridays. Feast your eyes on "Tutu Tuesdays."
While tutus are common when attending dance recitals or the ballet, it's hard not to look at one and smile when you see them in any other context. When hospital attendant Tony Smith was faced with a very nervous patient, his tutu helped calm her down and let her know that her situation wasn't serious, and that she was going to be ok.
This quickly spread to the rest of the hospital, and has been used to break the ice between patients and hospital staff, and alleviate fear in the young children. What a clever way to think outside the box and really connect with patients on an informal and personal level.
How do you think your kids would react to a hospital staff decked out in tutus? Spread the word if you'd like to see more hospitals attempt to alleviate stress for children in fun and playful ways like this one.