I can count on one hand the number of times Kate has worn shorts.
I think sweet Southern baby boys should wear bubbles until at least two years old. And smocked jonjons until at least 3.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that I have always, and I mean always, said that no child of mine would wear character t-shirts. Not only am I not a fan of casual t-shirts on little babies but the characters are just so bright. And
An appliqued Mickey? Sure
And airbrushed princess or Dora on a tee? Not so much.
Well, I'm here to tell you, never say never.
The kids and I made a Target run on Tuesday. I needed to get diapers for Will so we were in the kid's section. I decided to take a look at swim suit cover ups for Kate while we were there.
That's when it happened.
Kate spotted it.
A Minnie Mouse shirt.
With glitter on it.
Suddenly I heard "momma? Mimmie? Mimmie shirt? Awe cute. Peas momma?"
In that instant, any decision I had previously made about character tees went out the window.
There was no way I could say no. I mean, come on, she even said please!
The shirt was in our buggy, and in Kate's hands, as fast as I could locate her size.
She hugged it. She loved it. She looked at it like it was a prized possession.
But wait, it gets worse...
Kate insisted on wearing this shirt the second we got home. And the only thing that we had to match said Minnie shirt was a pair of jorts.
Yes, my child wore a character tee and jorts. And perfected her duck face.
All afternoon Kate kept looking at her shirt, saying "awe Mimmie. Cute." and thanking me for her new shirt.
And it made me so happy!
So, I'm here to tell you, never say never! Anything is game when you become a parent!
What's that quote? Something like, "I was the perfect parent until I actually had kids"? Yeah, it's so true!