The style guide was going to have your basics; font (just because), color palette and then add some child specific things such as rules for clothes he/she would wear.
One of the big reasons for the clothes do/don't list is because we (mostly Staci but maybe by only a small margin...51%) weren't fans of the stupid sayings on clothes...mostly boys clothes. I realize I'm probably offending some who only have those kind of clothes for their kids...and that's cool if you do...and you know I could care less about offending folks.
If Staci had to pick the gender of our baby based on clothes it would definitely be a girl she wanted because she's bummed at how every store you go into is about 80% clothes for girls.
To make things worse all the boys clothes have little saying on them; I'm Crabby, Bananas For Mommy, Dog Gone Cute, Nuts About Grandma and such. If you've been in a Carters store you've seen them all.
So Staci was adamant that Miloh wouldn't have the stupid saying shirts and onesies.
But we had to cave a little because the Carters PJs are cute, cheap and comfy (we think) so we got some that said "I'm in Charge" (animals including a rhino), "Snugglesaurus" (dinos) and a harmless "I'm too cute" duck.
Those were gateway clothes.
MF looked so cute in them and they still seemed comfy so we bought them in the next size up.
Then one day something happened.
Staci came home with some PJs for him that were grey and blue stripes and said "Dog Gone Cute" and to make matters worse there was a dog face on his butt (stop looking at my kid's ass).
She was so excited about putting them on him and giggled like a child when they were on...then she looked at me and said "Well, he is Dog Gone Cute."
|This would actually show the saying if he would've sat still.|
But if the "I'm in Charge" PJs were the marijuana of boys clothes the "Dog Gone Cute" was the cocaine of clothes...and Staci soon became addicted to the crack of clothing. My wife had changed...no longer the woman I married. She was became a slogan addict.
I guess I became and enabler...
One weekend soon after we established MF was "Dog Gone Cute" we learned that he was in fact "Bananas for Mommy" that he wants to go bananas (we know this because one says "Let's Go Bananas"...he uses that expression a lot) and that he's "Nuts for Daddy."
We saw a "King of the Crib" PJ set but opted to wait until "King of the Floorbed" was back in stock.
And these are now Staci's favorite clothes for him...if you asked her she'd probably still not be a fan of the "I'm Crabby" kind of shirts because they are negative stereotypes. But look for an update to this post in a few months...because I wouldn't be surprised if one of those sneaks it's way in MFs closet.