Thursday, August 7, 2008

Mr. GQ

I dragged the kids out to do a little "back-to-school" shopping yesterday. This is what Clay wore. (You may have to click the picture to enlarge it enough to see the labels.) On this same shopping trip, Lexi wore enough jewelry to make Mr. T jealous and Brooklyn wore her glass Cinderella slippers and a neon pink plastic sun visor.

I walked 5 paces behind the group at all times.



Today I took the kids to the zoo for a couple hours. Two Sox players were there signing autographs and Austin and Savannah are Sox fans so I thought I'd be nice and stand in line for a while so they could meet the players. HA! Apparently you have to get up and camp out at the zoo at like 3:00 in the morning (that's when I go to bed!) and stand in line for 8 hours in order to get up to where the players are. I'm not that nice.

Go visit my awesomely talented friend, Michelle's blog and enter her funny contest about the strangest words you never thought you'd utter (until you became a parent.)

And visit Vanessa's store HERE to enter her HUGE back-to-school giveaway!

35 comments:

Devin said...

Oh, boy do I have a couple of those...boys, that is. And their fashion sense is questionable.

I also have six kids so I feel your pain!

momof3crazykids-Val said...

That is too funny!!

ireane said...

It's a brilliant toddler out fit!
My 2 year old has fleece dinosaur pajamas that he was wearing (in public of course!) until April... We live in south Texas.

WildSeaKitten said...

my grandson (2 1/2) has those SAME shoes. LOL.. it was funny seeing a little boy wearing his shoes. teehee. amused.

Anonymous said...

Dawn,
His socks MATCH and his shoes are on the correct feet. What more do you want?
Sandy, HE, Illinois

Jo in NZ said...

Thank goodness we had to click to read the labels...then I could see it was a door handle, not a pirate earring!!

MomOfDudes said...

In our house, every summer outfit was not complete without Cowboy Boots!

Julie B. said...

My 5 year old, Andrew, has the same outfit, only his socks are black, nylon dress socks, and the shoes are red fireman shoes, with flames on the toes... and cool flashing lights to draw your attention downward. Wonder if that would work to draw the attention away from my butt?

Rachel said...

the socks are the BEST! what is it with kids and finding absolutely the wrongest (i know that's not a word) pair of socks in the drawer and yank them ALL THE WAY UP. yet when there's snow on the ground, they want to wear sandals! at least his shoes are on the right feet. you would think there was a 50/50 chance of getting them on correctly, but no. in our house, the odds are about 95/5 that they will be on the wrong feet.

April said...

I cannot stop laughing. I have been there. Yesterday my five year old son wore a multicolored tie-die shirt with green plaid shorts, tall pirate socks and tennis shoes. I informed him that he didn't match, while trying not to laugh. He simply said, "I know it doesn't match, but it's my choice." He's right, what can I say, it's his choice!

Jackie said...

Do you really go to bed at 3:00? I hope so because it would really, really make me feel better since I go to bed at 3:00 too. I'm part of the half-a-dozen club too and I know I should go to bed earlier, but I am so self-centered I need those hours for myself or I become very grouchy and my kids seem more like a dozen and I sound more like my dad...ugh.

Rick said...

In this case "G.Q." stands for "Grandiosely Quirky."

I know. Pretty lame joke, but it's the best that I can come up with this late at night.

Go to bed Dawn.

lifestartsnow said...

i LOVE the picture! this is just priceless. save it and show it to the woman he wants to marry. you know when humans get old they digress into old (and mostly bad) habits...look and learn!

franzi

ばらっち said...

My boy's fashion sense is terrible.
How can I suggest him "normal" clothes?
I'm happy if you link to my site.
baratch family

plainprecious said...

Its better than what my 4 year old is wearing cnstantly a SPIDERMAN Halloween costume!!! Bee nwearing it now for oh about 2 months I peel it off him at night wash it and he puts it right back on in the AM

Andi said...

I needed that, lol! Thanks Dawn, you make my day!

AKB

Anonymous said...

At least his shirt isn't tucked in! My 4 1/2 year old goes through days (and I can never tell in advance when they're coming) when his tshirt HAS to be tucked in as tight as it possibly can go, but WITHOUT obscuring the design on the shirt, but ALSO without my blousing the shirt after tucking. Can you tell getting dressed in my house should be an Olympic event? Some days we just stay in our jammies. But then, of course, we have to add Harry Potter glasses, a pirate hat, a knight shield, and a Darth Vader cape.

~Laura

erica said...

As a big sister to 5 boys and a mother of one, you are bringing back lots of memories!! Today I'm keeping 4 of my younger brothers, as well as my son, and you should see the atire... a whoel zoo of Clays... haha

Anonymous said...

Scary eyes!

Michelle said...

My 3 year old came in and sat on my lap as I was reading the labels. His comment "I like that dinosaur shirt" LOL, only on Sunday do they let me get away with dressing them. I'm thinking though, yeah he's wearing socks! At my house it's a push to get those. And yes, I had my 5 year old make it to the zoo to discover, much to his surprise, that he'd forgotten to put shoes on.

Tina in Ohio said...

hahahahahahahaha!
Love the "little black dress" comment. Too true!
Tina

tera said...

Home Depot sells these little plastic discs that are white and paintable. They are self stick and you put them right over the hole in the wall from a doorknob and they look pretty nice (as compared to a hole in the wall of a spackle job). They also don't dent when said door knob is again banged into the wall. They are about $2 or $3 each.

Anonymous said...

Love the picture! My kids are getting dragged out this weekend! Oh Joy!!! NOT!!!

Anita in Indiana

Cheri-Beri said...

Is this really so bad?? Ha! My son was the same way. And my daughter wasn't much better. My son is almost 13 and still does the black with navy blue thing that drives me nuts. But I choose my battles and keep quiet :)

Jenny said...

hahaha...too funny:) I especially like the monkey shoes (that dressed him:)!

Colleen said...

At least he dresses himself. I can't get my 5 year old to do it. He knows how he just refuses. He'll run around in the same clothes for a week if I let him...

Michelle said...

At least you can blame it on the fashion sense (or lack thereof) of a small child. You should see the way my husband dresses my wee ones sometimes!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

My Martha was one of those kids who as soon as she was able would only wear what she dressed herself in... I have the cutest professional photograph of her in MY dress that I had as a child and her plastic barbie heels (GREEN) she hates it now and says to me "how could you let me out in that?" to which I say .. yeah right I was not about to fight you on this it was a pick your battle day (every day) and as long as YOU had PANTIES on I was happy... we got almost to Town one night and her older brother said from the back seat of the van.... MOM MARTHA HAS NO PANTIES (She had a short short dress on) so we stopped at Kmart and went straight to the panties section where she had to PICK BARNEY panties which of course had to be put on Immediately!
lol Love it Love clays choices!
hugs Laura

Anonymous said...

I think swim trunks are just the right thing to wear when heading to the mall. That way, when they find and jump in the fountain, it is easy walk around to dry before getting back in the car. LOL!

Don't worry. You are not alone. We pick our battles. If it really does not matter (like we aren't going to church, or to some other special event) I let my son dress himself as well.

At least he remembers his shoes most of the time. ;-)

~Just me

mmm.chocolate said...

Again, you make me feel better about my life with three small children. Today, I finally had a meltdown because I have seen my husband for five-minutes in the past 2 weeks. He generously offered to keep the kids while I went to the store (since I was also still freaking out about losing my 5-year-old in Wal-Mart yesterday and having to be paged to come to the front desk to get him).

While I was gone, he loaded up the kids and went out to run some errands of his own. Of course, the kids are great for him when he takes them places because A) this happens twice per year so it is a novelty and B) he bribes them with all kinds of sugar and treats whereas I'm suppose to teach them to eat healthy. But, my dear husband told me today that they behave better for him because I'm not good at disciplining them (still gritting my teeth).

When they arrived back at home, I found that my five-year-old was still wearing the filthy clothes he wore yesterday and slept in. My seven-year-old was wearing a shirt two sizes too small and had not yet brushed her hair. And, my three-year-old was just as dirty as you can imagine. I felt mortified.

Plus, I just cleaned the kitchen and started wiping marks off of one wall, which led me to another wall, and another, until I realized my whole freaking house is covered in filth! So, thanks for making me laugh by pointing out the black marks on your wall. You are just what I needed tonight.

Mrs. Darling said...

Well youre a better mom then I am! I refuse to let my kids go inpublic like that. I know Im squashing their self expression but I just cant bring myself to let them express! LOL

BoufMom9 said...

Wow! Clay's outfit! Whew! Fantastic! LOVE LOVE LOVE the wool socks!
Must admit, I don't let mine go out dressed by themselves unless they are over 10 years old. (although, my 15 yr old son did put on a Denver Bronco Jersey today with bright green neon shorts. Who bought those???? YIKES!)

arizona term insurance said...

Very fashionable. I can't say too much. I am am adult and do not dress that much different.

Colleen said...

Agree w/ MomofDudes - in Texas, no properly self-dressed preschooler or toddler dares appear in public without cowboy boots, even when wearing shorts.

littleoldladyinashoe said...

My oldest's outfit of choice was my underwear up over his shoulders with 1 red roper and 1 brown suede boot. I didn't let him go to school like that often or anything....

I tried to make sure they were perfect when they went to school, but even the pre-K teacher said "Let them wear what they want, and be creative" OK, you asked for it!

Now I know that stuff like shoes on the wrong feet doesn't last long, but they got their dad's taste of green pola dots with red stripes and purple socks...
I'll miss these days though.

to: mmm-chocolate scrape any obvious lumps of egg etc. off your wall and paint over them...much easier, and your friends will think you are so "in" because you are painting every month :-)

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