What happened to the woman I married?

By kenny friedman on Friday, November 19, 2010

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When I first started this blog I did a post about our plans for MF. One of the things I planned on creating was a style guide for MF (we didn't know if he was a boy or girl at the time).

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.



11 comments:

  1. I was similar before my daughter was born. I swore up and down you would never catch her in a character shirt or pj's, but one day at Target she saw a Hello Kitty shirt and started screaming "Want kitty! Wan't KITTY!" so I had to get it (incidentally, i also swore I would not be one of those parents with kids that screamed in Target).

    Now she has a Hello Kitty shirt, but only one, and some days she has a tantrum if she can't wear it because it's dirty, so we branched out to Hello Kitty pajamas. It's a slippery slope, but I'd rather her wear the character pajamas than character t-shirts all the time. It's one of those 'behind closed doors' things, I guess.

    I do draw the line at Disney princesses, though.

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  2. I don't so much mind the cute sayings. Some of them are actually pretty clever. For instance, I just bought a cute onesie at Target that said, "Mommy needs a date night." LOVE IT.

    After having two boys I do get kind of tired of seeing animals all over everything. Can't I just find a cute polo in a plain color that is reasonably priced? My son is nearly 2 1/2. He doesn't need to wear something with a giraffe on it anymore.

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  3. oh! This is a laugh out loud post!! :) LOVE it.

    Yeah - I don't buy clothes for any of my kids that say negative things.. just because who want to look at that all the time?

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  4. Oh man, this is discouraging. We also have a strict no sayings rule for our to-be-born baby. (BTW, the girl clothes are just as bad.) I suppose this means that it's only a matter of time until she announces that she's "Daddy's Little Princess". Sigh.

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  5. I just love it when Kenny (my wonderful husband) writes blogs about me and I didnt know about it. So...to defend myself:

    1) all items with clothing are pjs (except for Obama
    Rama which I love!)

    2) Carters pjs are the best and warm as can be!

    3) I think it does SUCK that all clothing for girls are cute and colorful while boys clothing consits of trucks, dinosaurs or a sports reference. You never see girls clothes with polka dots that says "just polking around" it is total crap.

    4) I dont have a #4 but wanted to put #4.

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  6. So funny. Been there... done that! Caved to the Carter's "fuzzies" for pjs.

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  7. I am all for the no slogan wear as well. Unless you count the shirt that said "I'm LOUD" But it was the truth. Actually, more like a warning. No, wait, more like an "I KNOW MY FREAKING KID IS LOUD!" oh, I shouldn't have all capped that. Now you think he got it from me.

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  8. I know this post is old, but I just found your blog, so it's either read all the posts (well, ok, not all...) or do the dishes, so...

    I half agree with you on this. I don't mind pro-my baby sayings, but I don't like the negative ones and I HATE the ones that talk about the parents. My MIL got my little man some clothes for Christmas, and the saying ones go right into the "He'll wear these when his diaper leaks at daycare because they don't know how to put them on right" bag because having outfits that say "Good looks run in the family" or "I get my charm from Daddy" make me feel like a conceited bitch.

    Which actually, probably isn't the best place for them, since other people *will* see him in them at some point, but at the same time, it's better that I don't see them because they annoy me so much.

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  9. I am all for the no slogan wear as well. Unless you count the shirt that said "I'm LOUD" But it was the truth. Actually, more like a warning. No, wait, more like an "I KNOW MY FREAKING KID IS LOUD!" oh, I shouldn't have all capped that. Now you think he got it from me.

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  10. I was similar before my daughter was born. I swore up and down you would never catch her in a character shirt or pj's, but one day at Target she saw a Hello Kitty shirt and started screaming "Want kitty! Wan't KITTY!" so I had to get it (incidentally, i also swore I would not be one of those parents with kids that screamed in Target).

    Now she has a Hello Kitty shirt, but only one, and some days she has a tantrum if she can't wear it because it's dirty, so we branched out to Hello Kitty pajamas. It's a slippery slope, but I'd rather her wear the character pajamas than character t-shirts all the time. It's one of those 'behind closed doors' things, I guess.

    I do draw the line at Disney princesses, though.

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