This is my first go-around with a small girl child, and I’ve noticed quite a difference.
Shocking, I know. But, of the three main differences between girls and boys, I’m going to focus on one that irritates my pants the most: Clothing.
Our previous attempt at duplication yielded a male child, and I discovered a severe lack of selection when it came to fancy duds and clothing in general. Even around Christmas time when girls are expected to wear giant, puffy red confections, boys are shown in a pair of khakis…if you’re lucky. More often than not, it’s some jeans with a seasonal long sleeved t-shirt.
Preposterous! (I’ve strolled around many a store shouting “Preposterous!” and “Bully!” on more than one occasion. Truth.)
I managed to find sufficient clothing for my son, however, and have since settled into a comfortable rhythm centered around superheroes, trains, and random collared shirts. He’s a fan of at least two of the three, so I count that as a win for everybody involved.
When my daughter was born, I was honestly excited for what awaited Girls get racks and racks of clothing at the store! Racks and racks, I say!
I eagerly dove in and started selecting all kinds of fripperies associated with baby-dom. I was also blessed enough to receive lots of gifts and hand-me-downs, rounding out my child’s wardrobe for the first several months of her life.
But, now, she’s seven and a half months old, and I’M SICK OF PINK! And purple to a lesser extent. Pink’s the main fiend, here, though. Why can’t little girls have…well…less girly stuff?
So, I poked around Ye Olde Interwebz and found some stuff to put on my wish list.
Don’t give me a princess shirt, give me Wonder Woman! Amazon princesses are clearly much better than Disney ones. I don’t even have to defend myself, here. I’m just clearly right. They may wear less, but they kick serious butt!
But, clearly, not all princesses are lame. I think we can agree on that.
Another princess I’m totally fine with goes by the name of Leia. A little Star Wars, anyone? Yes, please! I would like for my daughter to sport a hat like this one. Made to look like Leia’s famous side buns, this crocheted hat is pure geekery cuteness!
I’m saving my credits for that. Seriously.
I’m also a huge fan of almost anything relating to steampunk!
It’s kinda hard to find baby steampunk stuff, though, since most of the merchandise out there is for tarts who want to hoist their mainsails and throw out their shingle if you know what I mean (Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more!). But, Etsy comes to the rescue! Yay!
Check out these ADORABLE Victorian baby booties! D’aw! As we all know, Victorian fashion is a gateway drug to steampunk.
I think I wrote this article more for me than you. I needed to prove to myself that there are alternate clothing choices out there. And it’s not that I’m not against girly; I’m not against fluffy. But, there’s a line!
Have you found any awesome baby clothes lately? Share your treasures in the comments and fight the PINK!