my adventures

There was a little girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good, she was very good indeed, but when she was bad, she was horrid.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Thursday, August 11, 2011

What the cool kids are wearing

"I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking.  And I plan on finding out what that is.  ~Derek Zoolander (Zoolander)

My son Mark has a ton of clothing.  99.999% of it is hand-me-downs from his big brother and cousin.  Quite a bit of it Alex never wore because of the size, time of year, etc.  As a result, I'm encountering some of these outfits for the 1st time.

May I present a little fashion collage featuring Mark wearing clothing with animals I never expected would appear on children's clothing:

No, I cannot identify the generic rodent on his shirt in the top left-hand corner.  Chipmunk?  Woodchuck?  Poorly drawn beaver?  You decide.  I imagine he held his big horn sheep sweater up like that (top right) so you could get a glimpse of his chiseled abs.

And finally, two honorable mentions.  The first, a picture of Mark wearing his orange, fox leisure suit.  This one receives honorable mention because he looks so darn cute and because I can never figure out why it says "sniff, sniff":

And, second, a picture of Mark looking very startled and wearing an outfit featuring the most ridiculous animal to ever appear on an article of children's clothing:


  1. ha ha!!!! I'm truly impressed with your "odd creatures found on children's clothing" collection. :)

  2. I'm feeling a little sad right now that Elijah somehow ended up with only the "common" animals on his clothing... his closet seems so average now.

  3. @Kelly - I'll keep an eye out for an armadillo shirt for him!

  4. Is that his "OHHH, NOoo car headlights, please don't hit the armadillo" look. Awesome.

  5. Cara - It's the same look he has when he stares at the mobile above his crib. Like he's a little afraid that the softly glowing, rotating animals are going to steal his soul. I'm hoping he'll grow out of it.