We stopped at Cracker Barrel yesterday, on the way to my son’s neurologist appointment. We were seated beside these pics of advertisements for men’s clothing. The fine print says that special tailoring costs $3.00. Nice price, huh?
My son just has to do something special on Saturdays. A few weeks ago, we had a cold and rainy Saturday, and he couldn’t stand it. We both like to dress up, so he suggested we dress up and go out to dinner. There are very few restaurants in our small town, and fewer that are open in the off season. So just before I called the cab, I called our favorite restaurant, and the owner told me they were closed until March 1. We were a little overdressed, but we ended up going to a pizza place. We pretended we had just come from somewhere really important, and we had a great time.
I wore a Ralph Lauren dress I had never worn before, and when I was getting ready my son actually told me I should wear my hair up. His sense of style is amazing!
Here are some pics of what we wore:
One great thing about my daughter being a preemie is that she is so tiny, her clothes last much longer than baby clothes usually do. She is 14 months old, and she is currently wearing a onesie that is sized 0-3 months. It doesn’t quite snap, but it is roomy around the shoulders and the stomach. Don’t worry, she is almost on the growth chart, and her doctor assures me she is just growing at her own pace. But when I buy her clothes, I can rest assured that they will last a long time.
Buying designer clothes for babies is great, because it is so much cheaper! It really is easier to dress my daughter well than it is for me or my son. In these pictures, she is wearing a Calvin Klein vest, an oversize Target shirt that fits her like a dress right now, and these wonderful leg warmers I found on amazon. You pull them up to cover the baby’s legs, and they keep her legs warm under a dress. They are so much better than tights, because you don’t have to do all that work of pulling off the tights to change the baby’s diaper. They are the best new clothing invention I have seen since my son was a baby!
My children are my life, so I decided to include them in the blog. I take pride in how my kids look. I know that may sound superficial, but the reality is that it does matter how they look.
Social interactions are everything to young children. Their minds are developing every second, and it is really important that they have positive interactions with the world. People are constantly coming up to me, telling me how cute my little girl is. I’m not entering her in any pageants, of course, but if I can make her look sweet so that people compliment her a lot, then I’m doing it. Besides, every mom knows how much fun it is to dress a baby!
When my son was little, I always dressed him as well as I could too. Studies show that teachers respond positively to attractive children. You can argue all day about how wrong that is, but it will still be true. So I dressed him well. I want to give them every advantage I could possibly give them.
Now, my son is 11, and he has amazing style. Even when he wears a T shirt and jeans, he tops it with his leather moto jacket and his newsboy hat. And he looks great!
I am completely happy admitting that my kids have better style than I do! So I have to include them here!