Wednesday, March 8

No "Beat-me-ups" here


Ya see, I have this thing about clothes...I either like it or I don't...there is NO middle ground, NO grey area. This goes for my kids clothes as well. ***disclaimer~ I am NOT knocking the way anyone else dresses their kids, I'm just weird, shall we say, about how I dress mine.*** K. & I have a strick "No Beat-Me-Up Clothes Allowed" policy. For example, R. has never worn, nor will he ever wear, one of those little suits for kids. I just don't like 'em. I envision him wearing a little suit, complete with vest & tie to Kindergarten and royally getting his ass kicked on the playground. Hence, the name "Beat-Me Ups". Anyhow, we prefer button down shirts, sweater, khakis & the sort. So this past weekend Mom & I were shopping in Anchorage when she see this little argyle sweater vest at Baby Gap. She was oooing & ahhing over how cute it was (it was definatley matched up with some Beat-Me-Up stuff on the display).

Mom: That is sooo cute.....but you'd never let R. wear it.

Me: Sure I would...

Mom: No. You. Would. Not!

Me: Yes I would...just not with that (as I motion to this hideous crap sharing the hanger). It would be way cute with a long sleeve white shirt& jeans.

Mom: You'd really let him wear it???


And with that she didn't wait for an answer...she scooped it up, as to challenge me into having my son wear such attire. Well.....as you see my little dude was one fine little man when he made his grand entrance (at preschool) on Tuesday morning. I hope you approve Mom....and if you don't...well he still isn't wearing any freakin tie...... :)

On another note: D. made her very first Scrapbook layout...I am sooooo proud. She was so excited to do it all on her own...I even gave her free reign over all my supplies & tools. So if you see her...be sure to tell her her very first layout ROCKS!

8 comments:

em said...

That is hilarious about the clothes! i totally know what you mean. I think my parents really had it in for me...there are tons of pictures of me wearing little bell bottoms and such...and it was well-past the time when that was cool!! They make such cute kids clothes, now!!

And...your daughter is very talented :) This tops a lot of stuff I've seen, hehe!!

Femmie82 said...

Come home soon!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jackie said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, he is so handsome! But he looks so grown up....not our little baby anymore. Even the way he's standing is so "I'm a big boy, aren't I cute?" pose. Thank you, dear daugther, for humoring grandma, it paid off! Desi's talent is blossoming...she's lightyears ahead of me, No prejudice here, but I have the most beautiful and handsome grandchildren in the world.

Jackie said...

And yes, I'm sitting here crying again. I'm one lucky grandma! Thank you S & K. Thank you God! I'm truly blessed.

angieoh! said...

Beat me up clothes. Love it. My husband always talks like that. Love love love the argyle.

Kate Michele said...

Yeah totally....Femmie is my stand in for when Chad isn't with us shopping....she tells me what boarderline girlie and of course "beat-me-up" her and Chad both use that pharse ever since i was pregnant and wanting to put my little men in bellbottoms and tie dye!!! Femmie and Chad about stroked at this!!! I'm sure you can imagine they're big stares at me and then the big "Hell NO, not while were there dad / aunt!!! Oh yeah Chads alot like Femmie...I pretty much married the male version of my best friend!!! Tell D that her lay out is soo posh!! I love it....k bye

stacy a said...

Robert is a very handsome young man. What happened? How did that happen? I totally agree on the clothes thing and J made a fine pick. D's page is awesome & it takes a special mom to give free reign of her supplies & tools. Hey, when (notice the when not if) you come home there is a stamping place in North Canton that we could go to on a Saturday and for a $1 each you can make your own cards. Miss you! Love you!

glo-girl said...

aww, it's a *cute* sweater vest!

::smile::